The Colonial Development of Concentration Camps (1868–1902)

  title={The Colonial Development of Concentration Camps (1868–1902)},
  author={Iain Robert Smith and Andreas Stucki},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={417 - 437}
  • I. Smith, A. Stucki
  • Published 15 August 2011
  • History
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
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