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Order without law? Property rights during the California gold rush

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  • Clay, Karen & Wright, Gavin, 2005. "Order without law? Property rights during the California gold rush," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 42(2), pages 155-183, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:exehis:v:42:y:2005:i:2:p:155-183
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