Deathscapes of Settler Colonialism: The Necro-Settlement of Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada

  title={Deathscapes of Settler Colonialism: The Necro-Settlement of Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada},
  author={Adam Joseph Barker},
  journal={Annals of the American Association of Geographers},
  pages={1134 - 1149}
  • A. Barker
  • Published 23 January 2018
  • History
  • Annals of the American Association of Geographers
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