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The Connecticut wits by Leon Howard

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Published by University of Chicago press in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English



  • Connecticut


  • Barlow, Joel, 1754-1812,
  • Dwight, Timothy, 1752-1817,
  • Humphreys, David, 1752-1818,
  • Trumbull, John, 1750-1831,
  • American literature -- Connecticut -- History and criticism,
  • American literature -- 1783-1850 -- History and criticism,
  • Connecticut -- Intellectual life -- 18th century,
  • Connecticut -- Intelectual life -- 19th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Leon Howard.
LC ClassificationsPS193 .H6
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 453 p.
Number of Pages453
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6448266M
LC Control Number43000808

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