The making of the Union of South Africa
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The making of the Union of South Africa a brief history, 1487-1939. by M. S. Geen

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Published by Longmans, Green in London, New York .
Written in English



  • South Africa


  • South Africa -- History.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p.xvi-xvii.

LC ClassificationsDT766 .G4
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 227, [xv]-xxvi p.
Number of Pages227
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6513777M
LC Control Number47006188

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