Social Careers Across Imperial Spaces: An Empire Family in the Dutch-British World, 1811-1933

  title={Social Careers Across Imperial Spaces: An Empire Family in the Dutch-British World, 1811-1933},
  author={Caroline Drie{\"e}nhuizen},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={397 - 422}
  • C. Drieënhuizen
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
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