Senator Henry Wilson and the Civil War by Myers, John L.

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, Md .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Wilson, Henry, -- 1812-1875,
  • United States. -- Congress. -- Senate -- Biography,
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- Biography,
  • Legislators -- United States -- Biography,
  • Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-226) and index.

Book details

StatementJohn L. Myers.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE415.9.W6 M95 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 233 p. ;
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18021030M
ISBN 100761838775
LC Control Number2007933448

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