A Street Fit for a King: Naming Places and Commemoration in the American South

@article{Alderman2000ASF,
  title={A Street Fit for a King: Naming Places and Commemoration in the American South},
  author={Derek Hilton Alderman},
  journal={The Professional Geographer},
  year={2000},
  volume={52},
  pages={672 - 684}
}
  • D. Alderman
  • Published 1 November 2000
  • Sociology, History
  • The Professional Geographer
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