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Smith, Alfred E. [American Liberty]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.229 Author/Creator: Smith, Alfred E. Place Written: s.l. Type: Typed quotation signed Date: circa 1940 Pagination: 1 p. 22.7 x 16.6 cm

Summary of Content: Smith states his belief in a parent's right to choose between public and religious schools for their children, the principle of non interference in the internal affairs of other nations, and common brotherhood of man under common fatherhood of God. He allies himself with Americans who are against challenging public officials for their faith in God. Possibly a fragment of a longer document.

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Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: EducationReligionChildren and FamilyGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsNeutralityPolitics

Sub Era: World War II

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