Benjamin Rush and his services to American education by Harry Gehman Good

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  • Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813,
  • Dickinson College

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Bibliography : p. [259]-275.

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Statementby Harry G. Good.
LC ClassificationsR154.R9 G6
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 283 p.
Number of Pages283
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Open LibraryOL6607208M
LC Control Number18008116

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