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Civic Classics Collection

A special collection that supports ASU's mission of civic education
Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations (1776)
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Written by Adam Smith. Printed in London for William Strahan and Thomas Cadell in 1776.
John Stuart Mill's Principles of Political Economy (1848)
Principles of Political Economy with Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy. Published in London by John W. Parker in 1848.

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