Martial Races: the Military, Race and Masculinity in British Imperial Culture, 1857-1914 (review)

  title={Martial Races: the Military, Race and Masculinity in British Imperial Culture, 1857-1914 (review)},
  author={Keith Terrance Surridge},
  journal={Journal of Victorian Culture},
  pages={146 - 150}
  • K. Surridge
  • Published 9 May 2007
  • Art
  • Journal of Victorian Culture
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