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Bridgeheads of Empire? Liberated African Missionaries in West Africa. / Everill, Bronwen.

In: JOURNAL OF IMPERIAL AND COMMONWEALTH HISTORY, Vol. 41, No. 5, N/A, 2012, p. 789-805.

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Everill, B 2012, 'Bridgeheads of Empire? Liberated African Missionaries in West Africa', JOURNAL OF IMPERIAL AND COMMONWEALTH HISTORY, vol. 41, no. 5, N/A, pp. 789-805. https://doi.org/10.1080/03086534.2012.730833

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Everill, B. (2012). Bridgeheads of Empire? Liberated African Missionaries in West Africa. JOURNAL OF IMPERIAL AND COMMONWEALTH HISTORY, 41(5), 789-805. [N/A]. https://doi.org/10.1080/03086534.2012.730833

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Everill B. Bridgeheads of Empire? Liberated African Missionaries in West Africa. JOURNAL OF IMPERIAL AND COMMONWEALTH HISTORY. 2012;41(5):789-805. N/A. https://doi.org/10.1080/03086534.2012.730833

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Everill, Bronwen. / Bridgeheads of Empire? Liberated African Missionaries in West Africa. In: JOURNAL OF IMPERIAL AND COMMONWEALTH HISTORY. 2012 ; Vol. 41, No. 5. pp. 789-805.

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