‘MACMILLAN, VERWOERD, AND THE 1960 ‘WIND OF CHANGE’ SPEECH*

@article{Dubow2011MACMILLANVA,
  title={‘MACMILLAN, VERWOERD, AND THE 1960 ‘WIND OF CHANGE’ SPEECH*},
  author={Saul Dubow},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={54},
  pages={1087 - 1114}
}
  • S. Dubow
  • Published 7 November 2011
  • Linguistics
  • The Historical Journal
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