The Varieties of Deference in Eighteenth-Century America

@article{Beeman2005TheVO,
  title={The Varieties of Deference in Eighteenth-Century America},
  author={Richard R. Beeman},
  journal={Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={311 - 340}
}
  • Richard R. Beeman
  • Published 23 October 2007
  • Sociology
  • Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
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