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Published by National municipal league in New York city .
Written in English



  • United States.,
  • New York (State),
  • New York.


  • Proportional representation,
  • Elections -- United States,
  • Elections -- New York (State) -- New York

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Edition Notes

Other titlesKey to democracy.
Statementby George H. Hallett, jr., secretary of the Citizens union of the city of New York and associate secretary of the National municipal league, with the coöperation of Clarence Gilbert Hoag.
ContributionsHoag, Clarence Gilbert, 1873- joint author., National Municipal League., Citizens Union, New York.
LC ClassificationsJF1075.U6 H3 1940
The Physical Object
Pagination1 p. l., [v]-xiv, 177 p.
Number of Pages177
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6412090M
LC Control Number40036099

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