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The Quakers by Hugh Barbour

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Published by Greenwood Press in New York .
Written in English



  • United States.,
  • United States


  • Society of Friends,
  • Society of Friends -- United States,
  • Quakers -- United States -- Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

StatementHugh Barbour and J. William Frost.
SeriesDenominations in America,, no. 3
ContributionsFrost, J. William
LC ClassificationsBX7731.2 .B37 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 407 p. :
Number of Pages407
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2034250M
ISBN 100313228167
LC Control Number88010240

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