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Coggeshall, George

Karen N. Schramm.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Biographical Studies. 1098 words.

Coggeshall, George (02 November 1784–06 August 1861), sea captain and author, was born in Milford, Connecticut, the son of William Coggeshall, a shipmaster, and Eunice Mallett. A...

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Dorris, Michael

Jim Charles.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Biographical Studies. 1599 words.

Dorris, Michael (30 January 1945–11 April 1997), writer and academician, was born Michael Anthony Dorris in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Jim Leonard Dorris, a soldier, and Mary...

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Equiano, Olaudah

E. Thomson Shields.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; World History; Travel and Holiday; Biographical Studies. 1154 words.

Equiano, Olaudah (1745–31 March 1797), sailor, abolitionist, and writer, also known as Gustavus Vassa, was born in eastern Nigeria, the son of an Ibo village chief. When he was eleven,...

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Irving, Washington

William L. Hedges.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 3669 words.

Irving, Washington (03 April 1783–28 November 1859), author, was born in New York City, the son of William Irving, a Scottish merchant, and his English wife, Sarah Sanders, who had...

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Johnson, Osa

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Film; Education; Biographical Studies. 1168 words.

Johnson, Osa (14 March 1894–07 January 1953), author, lecturer, and film producer, was born Osa Helen Leighty in Chanute, Kansas, the daughter of William Sherman Leighty, a railroad...

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Joseph Mccarthy

Overview page. Subjects: History — Biographical Studies — World History — Language Reference.

(1909–57)

US Republican politician. Between 1950 and 1954, latterly as chairman of a government committee, he was

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Lame Deer, John Fire

Geoff Sanborn.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Biographical Studies. 1060 words.

Lame Deer, John Fire (1903–15 December 1976), coauthor of a popular account of American Indian life, was born with the Lakota name Tahca Ushte (Lame Deer) and the English name John Fire on...

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Mackenzie, Alexander Slidell

Philip McFarland.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Biographical Studies; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1229 words.

Mackenzie, Alexander Slidell (06 April 1803–13 September 1848), naval officer and author, was born Alexander Slidell in New York City, the son of John Slidell, a merchant, and Margery...

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Mountain Wolf Woman

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Biographical Studies. 1165 words.

Mountain Wolf Woman (01 April 1884–09 September 1960), Native American autobiographer, was born in East Fork River, Wisconsin, the daughter of Charles Blowsnake and Lucy Goodvillage,...

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Rammohun Roy

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Religious Studies — History — Biographical Studies — World History.

Early 19th-cent. reformer of Bengal, pioneer of Brahmo Sangeet. SeeBrahmo Sangeet.

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