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Governor Sir John Field in St Helena: democratic reform in a small British colony, 1962-68

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Governor Sir John Field in St Helena : democratic reform in a small British colony, 1962-68 . / Constantine, Stephen.

In: Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2016, p. 672-696.

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Constantine, Stephen. / Governor Sir John Field in St Helena : democratic reform in a small British colony, 1962-68 . In: Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. 2016 ; Vol. 44, No. 4. pp. 672-696.

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