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Our Civilizing Mission: The Lessons of Colonial Education

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Our Civilizing Mission : The Lessons of Colonial Education. / Harrison, Nicholas.

Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2019. 354 p. (Contemporary French & Francophone Cultures).

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Harrison, N 2019, Our Civilizing Mission: The Lessons of Colonial Education. Contemporary French & Francophone Cultures, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool . https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvhrcxkm, https://doi.org/10.3828/liverpool/9781786941763.001.0001

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Harrison, N. (2019). Our Civilizing Mission: The Lessons of Colonial Education. (Contemporary French & Francophone Cultures). Liverpool University Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvhrcxkm, https://doi.org/10.3828/liverpool/9781786941763.001.0001

Vancouver

Harrison N. Our Civilizing Mission: The Lessons of Colonial Education. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2019. 354 p. (Contemporary French & Francophone Cultures). https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvhrcxkm, https://doi.org/10.3828/liverpool/9781786941763.001.0001

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Harrison, Nicholas. / Our Civilizing Mission : The Lessons of Colonial Education. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2019. 354 p. (Contemporary French & Francophone Cultures).

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