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Vanishing for the Vote: Suffrage, Citizenship and the Battle for the Census, by Jill Liddington Subscription

17 April 2014

New data enrich an account of the activists who refused to be counted in 1911, says June Purvis

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Mike Cole, Liz Gloyn, Gareth A. Jones, Roger Morgan and R. C. Richardson... Subscription

17 April 2014

…on Black British Intellectuals and Education, Anne of Green Gables, Popular Representations of Development, The Hidden Perspective, and Town Planning

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