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A city"s danger and defense, or, Issues and results of the strikes of 1877 containing the origin and history of the Scranton city guard by Samuel Crothers Logan

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Published by [s.n.] in Scranton, Pa .
Written in English


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Other titlesAlumni collection
Statementby Samuel C. Logan ...
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 355 p. :
Number of Pages355
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24667723M

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