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Albert, Octavia Victoria Rogers

Frances Smith Foster.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Biographical Studies. 914 words.

Albert, Octavia Victoria Rogers (24 December 1853–1890?), author and activist, was born in Oglethorpe, Georgia, the daughter of slaves. Details of her life are sketchy. Little is known of...

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Brown, William Wells

R. J. M. Blackett.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Education. 1424 words.

Brown, William Wells (1814?–06 November 1884), author and reformer, was born near Lexington, Kentucky, the son of George Higgins, a relative of his master, and Elizabeth, a slave. Dr. John...

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Haydon, Frederick Wordsworth (1827–1886)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Biographical Studies; UK Politics; Political Institutions; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 4 words.

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Keckley, Elizabeth Hobbs

Gertrude Woodruff Marlowe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Biographical Studies. 1481 words.

Keckley, Elizabeth Hobbs (1820?–26 May 1907), White House dressmaker during the Lincoln administration and author, was born in Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia, the daughter of George...

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Selim Aga (c. 1826–1875), freed slave, autobiographer, and explorer

James McCarthy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Biographical Studies. 889 words.

Selim Aga (c. 1826–1875), freed slave, autobiographer, and explorer, was born in the Muslim kingdom of Taquali, in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, about 1826. The son of a prosperous farmer,...

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