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Empire of Hell: Religion and the Campaign to End Convict Transportation in the British Empire, 1788-1875

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Empire of Hell : Religion and the Campaign to End Convict Transportation in the British Empire, 1788-1875. / Carey, Hilary.

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019. 359 p.

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