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antislavery

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — British History.

Slavery was regarded in later 18th‐cent. Britain as essential to the exploitation of the West Indian colonies and there was strong opposition to any interference with the institution,...

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Briton Hammon

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(fl. 1747–1760).

African‐American seaman, probably a slave, who was injured and treated in London while fighting the French in the Napoleonic Wars. The years of Hammon's birth and...

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Cambridge, Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George, earl of Athlone [formerly Prince Alexander of Teck] (1874–1957), army officer and governor-general of South Africa

Bede Clifford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European History; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1753 words.

Cambridge, Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George, earl of Athlone [formerly Prince Alexander of Teck] (1874–1957), army officer and governor-general of South Africa, was born...

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Campbell, John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland, marquess of Lorne and ninth duke of Argyll (1845–1914), governor-general of Canada

P. B. Waite.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1802 words.

Campbell, John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland, marquess of Lorne and ninth duke of Argyll (1845–1914), governor-general of Canada, was born on 6 August 1845 at Stafford House,...

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Claudia Jones

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(b. 15 February 1915; d. 25 December 1964), activist.

Claudia Jones was among a tiny cadre of black women to rise within the ranks of the Communist Party of the ...

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Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield

Overview page. Subjects: British History — United States History.

(1817–1876).

African‐American singer celebrated in Great Britain. She was born in Natchez, Missouri, as a slave, and taken to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a child by her...

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Ellen Craft

Overview page. Subjects: British History — United States History.

(1826–1891), and

(1824–1900).

Enslaved husband and wife abolitionists whose self‐liberation from slavery in Georgia to freedom in England represents one of the most daring...

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Frank Johnson

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Nickname of Francis Johnson (1792–1844), African‐American bandleader, bugler, and composer. Johnson, a free Black from Philadelphia, first achieved local eminence as a fiddler while still...

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Haitian Revolution

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Upheaval in Haiti in 1791, when thousands of slaves rose in revolt against their masters and the slave system in the French colony of Saint‐Domingue. After a twelve‐year revolutionary...

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History of Sport and Religion in the United States and Britain

Amy Koehlinger.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: United States History; British History; Social and Cultural History. 7627 words.

This chapter surveys scholarly writing about the intersection of religion and sport in the United States and Britain. It reviews the dominant historiography of works on religion and...

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