The Anti-Slavery Project: Linking the Historical and Contemporary

@article{Quirk2006TheAP,
  title={The Anti-Slavery Project: Linking the Historical and Contemporary},
  author={Joel Quirk},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  year={2006},
  volume={28},
  pages={565 - 598}
}
  • Joel Quirk
  • Published 9 August 2006
  • History
  • Human Rights Quarterly
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