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Abrams, Mark Alexander [formerly Max Alexander Abramowitz]

Michael Warren.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education. 872 words.

Abrams, Mark Alexander [formerly Max Alexander Abramowitz] (1906–1994), social scientist, was born at 57 Balfour Road, Edmonton, London, on 27 April 1906, one of eight children born to...

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<i>The Age of Youth in Argentina: Culture, Politics, and Sexuality from Perón to Videla</i>. By Valeria Manzano

Pablo Palomino.

in Journal of Social History

March 2017; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; International History; Social and Cultural History; Politics; Race and Ethnicity. 1009 words.

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Althea Gibson

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — United States History.

(b. 25 August 1927; d. 28 September 2003), tennis player.

Althea Gibson was the first person to break the color barrier in tennis. Gibson’s integration of tennis in 1950 occurred...

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Alva Myrdal

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — History.

(1902–1986),

Swedish social reformer, sociologist, author, international politician, and winner of the 1982 Nobel Peace Prize, was born in a modest but politically engaged home....

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American Immigration

David A. Gerber.

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Migration Studies. 160 pages.

American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction examines the many legal efforts to curb immigration and to define who is and is not an American. It looks at immigration from the perspective...

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Argyle, Jesse William

Rosemary O'Day.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Probability and Statistics. 934 words.

Argyle, Jesse William (1859–1924), social investigator and statistician, was born at 7 Argyle Road, Mile End, London, on 4 September 1859, the elder of two sons of Jesse Smith Argyle...

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Aristocratic Economies

Joanna Drell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

August 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Gender and Sexuality. 8042 words.

This essay examines the economic activities and "work" of aristocratic women, c.1000–c.1400. Despite the limitations posed by law, custom, and social expectation, women played a central...

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Askham, Janet Mary

Anthea Tinker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education. 1005 words.

Askham, Janet Mary (1941–2008), sociologist, was born on 27 October 1941 at Paxton Park, Little Paxton, St Neots, Huntingdonshire, the only daughter of the Revd Leonard Charles Askham...

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Aves, Ernest Harry

Rosemary O'Day.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 890 words.

Aves, Ernest Harry (1857–1917), social investigator and civil servant, was born on 30 August 1857 at Cleveland Villa, Station Road, Cambridge, the son of William Owen Aves, tailor and...

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Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — History.

(1911–1956),

American athlete. Babe Didrikson Zaharias captured the popular imagination with her accomplishments in multiple sports, as well as with her courageous fight with...

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