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Liberal education an address delivered before the National Teachers" Association, at Ogdensburg, N.Y., Aug. 11, 1864 by Samuel P. Bates

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Published by Henry Barnard in Hartford, Conn .
Written in English



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  • Education, Humanistic -- United States.,
  • Bachelor of arts degree -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Samuel P. Bates.
ContributionsNational Teachers" Association (U.S.), YA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsYA 19637
The Physical Object
Paginationp. [155]-176 p. ;
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL601077M
LC Control Number96194706

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