Secularism in American education: its history
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Secularism in American education: its history by Burton Confrey

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Published by The Catholic education press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Church and education -- United States.,
  • Education and state -- United States.,
  • Educational law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Public schools -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Burton Confrey.
SeriesThe Catholic university of America. Educational research monographs., vol. VI, no. 1
LC ClassificationsLC111 .C65 1931a
The Physical Object
Pagination153 p.
Number of Pages153
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6759643M
LC Control Number31016178

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