AP American Government: Interest Group/Congress Research Paper


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  • Encyclopedia of American civil rights and liberties. Ref KF4748 .E53 2006 3 vols
  • Encyclopedia of the American constitution. Ref KF4548 .E53 2000 6 vols (also an online ebook)
  • Encyclopedia of American law and criminal justice. 2 vols Ref KF154 .E528 2012 2 vols (also an online ebook)
  • Encyclopedia of crime and justice. Ref HV6017 .E52 2002
  • Encyclopedia of gun control and gun rights. Ref KF3941.A68 U88 2000
  • Guns in American society: an encyclopedia of history, politics, culture, and the law. Ref HV7436 .G8783 2012 3 vols
  • Violence in America : an encyclopedia. Ref HN90.V5 V5474 1999 3 vols

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