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Major acts of Congress

Author: Brian K Landsberg
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Reference USA : Thomson/Gale, ©2004.
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"A selection of 262 significant laws, beginning with the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and concluding with the Department of Homeland Security Act of 2002, these congressional acts are explained in detail and with historical context. The entries are well written and accessible to students and the general public. Contributors include legal scholars, practicing attorneys, economists, and political scientists. Same-page  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Major acts of Congress.
New York : Macmillan Reference USA : Thomson/Gale, ©2004
(OCoLC)679472948
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian K Landsberg
ISBN: 0028657497 9780028657493 0028657500 9780028657509 0028657519 9780028657516 0028657527 9780028657523
OCLC Number: 52979041
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. A-E --
v. 2. F-M --
v. 3. N-Z.
Responsibility: Brian K. Landsberg, editor in chief.
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"A selection of 262 significant laws, beginning with the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and concluding with the Department of Homeland Security Act of 2002, these congressional acts are explained in detail and with historical context. The entries are well written and accessible to students and the general public. Contributors include legal scholars, practicing attorneys, economists, and political scientists. Same-page definitions of terms, sidebars and illustrations illuminating historical events, a glossary, and a timeline enhance this useful ready-reference work."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

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