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Great Britain and the empire

James Williamson

Great Britain and the empire

a discursive history

by James Williamson

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Published by A. & C. Black in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Great Britain -- History.,
    • Great Britain -- Colonies.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby James A. Williamson.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA16 .W715
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 213 p. incl. illus. (maps) tab., diagrs.
      Number of Pages213
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL187975M
      LC Control Numbera 45002747
      OCLC/WorldCa1329307


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