Writing History, Making ‘Race’: Slave-Owners and Their Stories†

@article{Hall2016WritingHM,
  title={Writing History, Making ‘Race’: Slave-Owners and Their Stories†},
  author={Catherine Hall},
  journal={Australian Historical Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={47},
  pages={365 - 380}
}
  • C. Hall
  • Published 31 August 2016
  • History, Economics
  • Australian Historical Studies
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