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M'Culloch, John (fl. 1787) Introduction to the History of America [first book printing of the Constitution]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00920 Author/Creator: M'Culloch, John (fl. 1787) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Book Date: 1787 Pagination: 188, 12 p. 18 x 11 cm

Summary of Content: Printed by Young & McCulloch. Student's textbook, heavily annotated. The Constitution appears in back with separate titlepage and pagination.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US ConstitutionEducationLawGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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