Set in Stone? Statues and Slavery in London

@article{Dresser2007SetIS,
  title={Set in Stone? Statues and Slavery in London},
  author={Madge. Dresser},
  journal={History Workshop Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={64},
  pages={162 - 199}
}
  • Madge. Dresser
  • Published 21 September 2007
  • History
  • History Workshop Journal
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