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Constitutional inequality the political fortunes of the Equal Rights Amendment by Gilbert Yale Steiner

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Published by Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Equal rights amendments -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementGilbert Y. Steiner.
LC ClassificationsKF4758 .S73 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination113 p. ;
Number of Pages113
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2868397M
ISBN 100815781288, 081578127X
LC Control Number84045854

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