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“A Sponge Soaking up All the Money”: Alcohol, Taverns, Vinaterías, and the Bourbon Reforms in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Santiago de los Caballeros, Guatemala

Alvis E. Dunn.

in Distilling the Influence of Alcohol

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 9798 words.

When the Royal Monopoly on Alcohol was established in 1755 in the Kingdom of Guatemala, a subunit of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, it was the Town Council of the capital city, Antigua,...

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:: A Stagnant Atmosphere: The Weather Services before World War II

Kristine C. Harper.

in Weather by the Numbers

August 2008; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 14420 words.

This chapter describes the stagnant state of meteorological services during the interwar period. The US Weather Bureau was the agency responsible for the nation’s weather. Operating on a...

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“A Tennessean in an Unlikely Package”

Jasmine Kar Tang.

in Asian Americans in Dixie

October 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 9332 words.

This chapter looks at the comedy and figure of Southern and Asian American entertainer Henry Cho. Cho's representation of his racial subjectivity reveals how he carefully manages others'...

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‘A Very Highly Political Job’: Human Rights Practice, ‘The Political’, and Practitioners' Dilemmas in Sri Lanka

Vijay K. Nagaraj and Shermal Wijewardene.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 10094 words.

This article focuses on narratives of dilemmas and tensions arising from the relationship between human rights practice in Sri Lanka and what we broadly term ‘the political’: a) human...

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A1

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 49 words.

1. First class. In Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, the term applies to vessels built to trade in sheltered waters

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A1 sauce

John Ayto.

in The Diner’s Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 60 words.

A brand of brown sauce. The recipe was created in 1824 by H. W. Brand, who was chef to

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A4A

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 19 words.

Airlines for America. Formerly the Air Transport Association of America (*ATA). http://www.airlines.org Website of Airlines for America.

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AA

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 50 words.

1. Aerolineas Argentinas.

2. Always afloat shipping term.

3. American Airlines. See AAdvantage.

4. Apparent altitude.

5. The

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Aa Gym

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

March 2009; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Society and Culture; Islam.

Abdullah Gymnastiar (b.1962) is an Indonesianpreacher popularly known as Aa (elder brother) Gym. Despite minimal orthodox

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AAA

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 52 words.

The American Automobile Association represents many US motorists and is regarded as the main non-governmental body concerned with the interests

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