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Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

Spectators' appreciation for performances has often been demonstrated through the clapping of hands. Applause is part of a larger set of social behaviours intimately related to the...

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Rebels without Applause: History, Resistance, and Recognition in the Ulster Defence Association

Richard J. Reed.

in Twentieth Century British History

March 2012; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 10550 words.

During and since the recent conflict in Northern Ireland, history has been an important resource in the creation and sustenance of political and cultural identities. The loyalist Ulster...

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Losing a Speech

David Strand.

in An Unfinished Republic

June 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 21989 words.

One symbol of Sun Yat-sen's attainment as an orator was not that he rarely lost a speech. One result of a suffragist's more challenging role as a female orator was that she met with a mix...

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. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood ~ 1964 ~

Nadine Cohodas.

in Princess Noire

February 2012; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 5418 words.

This chapter focuses on Nina's appearance in Summit, New Jersey to headline a benefit for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). It further confirmed that Andy was right. Nina did have her...

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. Black Gold ç 1968 ç

Nadine Cohodas.

in Princess Noire

February 2012; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 5360 words.

This chapter focuses on Nina's return to Carnegie Hall, which was as much a coronation as a concert. Undeterred by a snowstorm and blustery winds, Nina's fans filled every available seat,...

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The end of the First Estate: the bishops and the Estates-General, May-July 1789

Nigel Aston.

in The End of an Élite

October 1992; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 11220 words.

The actions of J.-M. Champion de Cicé and his liberal aides had left the First Estate in a desperate plight. The nerve of the most prominent conservatives had broken; Archbishop de Juigné...

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Introduction

Barbara A. Gannon.

in The Won Cause

May 2011; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 4270 words.

This book begins with the review of the Grand Army of the Republic, who passed down the broad avenues of Washington, D.C.—tens of thousands of veterans, black and white, marching together...

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Charles John Vaughan, 1845–1859

Christopher Tyerman.

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

October 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 20323 words.

On January 22, 1845, the Easter Term began at Harrow School under a new Head Master, a twenty-eight-year-old clergyman and former Cambridge don with no previous experience of being a...

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“All We Ask Is Justice”: The Germans Respond

Christian B. Keller.

in Chancellorsville and the Germans

June 2007; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 15549 words.

As May gave way to June 1863, German American soldiers and civilians began to stop explaining and started questioning, even attacking, Anglo American motives behind the ...

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Lauren Bacall

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

1924– )

US film actress noted for her husky voice and smouldering screen presence.

Born in New York City, Betty Perske had taken dancing lessons for thirteen years and...

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Norman Eric Kirk

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

(b. 6 Jan. 1923, d. 31 Aug. 1974).

Prime Minister of New Zealand 1972–4Born in Waimate (Canterbury) as the son of a cabinet‐maker, he worked on the New Zealand railways, joined the...

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