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February 26, 2009

"The Economics of the Early Republic?
Mark Peterson, University of California, Berkeley

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Mark Peterson link is an Associate Professor of History at UC Berkeley. He received his PhD. from Harvard University and has written numerous articles and books on colonial New England.

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