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Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1871–1954)

A company director and chairman (1923–41) of Rowntree (the chocolate manufacturer) in York, Seebohm Rown-tree was also a social reformer, philanthropist, and social...

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C. B. Fry

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Sport and Leisure.

(1872–1956)

Charles Burgess Fry personified the all-round amateur ideal of the English gentleman in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Fry played cricket for Oxford University...

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Denis Compton

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1918–97)

An English professional cricketer who combined an entertaining style and improvisational approach with consistent achievement with the bat. Compton was also an...

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Eduard Bernstein

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 6 Jan. 1850, d. 18 Dec. 1932).

Revisionist German socialist leader A member of the German SPD since 1872, he became head of the party newspaper in 1881. He was the co‐author of...

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Gendering Europe, Europeanizing Gender: The Politics of Difference in a Global Era

Uli Linke.

in The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: European History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Gender and Sexuality. 10599 words.

When attempting to understand the cultural politics of gender in Europe after 1945, some readers will undoubtedly anticipate answers to the following question: To what extent have the...

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Johnny Weissmuller

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1904–84)

A US champion swimmer at the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games, who acted in Hollywood films in the role of Tarzan. Weismuller's switch of professions represented the rise of...

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Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1872–1933)

Indian cricketer and statesman who played for England and captained Sussex (1899–1903).

He was educated at Rajkumar College, India, and Trinity College,...

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Rocky Marciano

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Sport and Leisure.

1923–1969)

US boxer and world heavyweight champion (1952–56).

Born in Brockton, Massachusetts, Rocky Marciano earned a living as a labourer, working for a time in a shoe...

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Sir Jack Hobbs

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

1882–1963)

Surrey and England opening batsman who scored 61 237 runs and completed 197 centuries in an illustrious career from 1905 to 1934 (excluding the war years). He was...

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Stasi

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Sport and Leisure.

The East German security service in operation since 1945/6 (though officially not founded until 1950). Its activities, whose vast extent was only revealed after its dissolution in 1990,...

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