Governing the Commonwealth then and now
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Published by Institute of Government, University of Virginia in [Charlottesville] .
Written in English



  • Virginia,
  • Virginia.


  • Constitutional history -- Virginia.,
  • Virginia -- Politics and government.

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Edition Notes

Six articles originally published in the University of Virginia news letter in 1976.

Statementedited by Sandra H. Wilkinson.
LC ClassificationsJK3916 .G68
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 76 p. ;
Number of Pages76
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4378545M
LC Control Number78622691

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