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Acadia

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Literature.

A former French colony established in 1604 in the territory now forming Nova Scotia in Canada, ceded to Britain in 1763.

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Adolphus Peter Elkin

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Literature.

(1891–1979),

anthropologist, became famous as an authority on Aboriginal culture and a leading influence in changing policies from protection to assimilation in the second quarter...

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Advertiser

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Australasian and Pacific History.

A newspaper, was founded in Adelaide on 12 July 1858 by Congregational minister John Henry Barrow. The South Australian Advertiser, as it was known until 1899, was progressive in tone ...

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Afghan wars

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Literary Studies (19th Century).

From 1807, when the armies of Tsar Alexander I reached its northern borders, Afghanistan became an uneasy neutral zone between the Russian and the British Indian empires around which ‘the...

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Alexander Thom

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — European History.

 (1801–79) Printer

for the Post Office in Ireland (1824); for royal commissions in Ireland (1838); and of the Dublin Gazette (1851). With Dublin’s largest printing works from the...

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Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — United States History.

(1875–1935),

African-American writer, born in New Orleans, educated at Straight University (now Dillard University). Dunbar-Nelson pursued many different careers in addition to her...

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Alice Henry

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1857–1943),

born Richmond, Victoria, was a journalist with the Melbourne Argus and the Australasian in the 1890s. In 1905 she visited England and the USA to lecture on women's...

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Alurista

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Literature.

(1947– ),

by birth Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia, moved with his family from Cuernavaca and Acapulco, Mexico, to San Diego in 1960. Much influenced by the example of César Chávez...

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Ana Castillo

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Literature.

(b. 1953),

writer. Born in Chicago on June 15, 1953, Ana Castillo is a prominent and prolific Chicana novelist, poet, and theorist. Regarded as one of the central writers in ...

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Angelina Weld Grimké

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — United States History.

(1880–1958), poet, playwright, essayist, and short fiction writer of the Harlem Renaissance.

Although Angelina Weld Grimké's writings appeared in many leading publications of the...

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