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actual

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

In legal usage in many contexts, the actual (what occurs in fact, and may be proved as a fact) is contrasted with what is deemed or implied by operation of ...

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Arctic

Russell A. Potter.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1163 words.

Since the eighteenth century, the Arctic has exercised a fascination over Western societies almost in inverse proportion to any actual

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Meryl Streep

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

1949– )

US film actress, who became a leading star in the 1980s.

Born in Summit, New Jersey and educated at Vassar and Yale, she began as a stage actress, appearing in the...

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An Envirotechnical Disaster: Nature, Technology, and Politics at Fukushima

Sara B. Pritchard.

in Environmental History

April 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 11124 words.

This essay uses literatures and concepts from environmental history, the history of technology, and disaster studies to analyze what took place at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station on...

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Looking Straight at <b> <i>Them!</i> </b> Understanding the Big Bug Movies of the 1950s

William M. Tsutsui.

in Environmental History

April 2007; p ublished online April 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 0 words.

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Giant insects, from the ants of Them! to the locusts in Beginning of the End, featured prominently in Hollywood's postwar science fiction boom....

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Steve Biko

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

(b. 18 Dec. 1946, d. 12 Sept. 1977).

South African political activist In 1965 he won a scholarship to study medicine at the University of Natal (Durban) and soon became involved in...

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Raymond Poincaré

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

(b. 20 Aug. 1860, d. 15 Oct. 1934).

President of France 1913–20; Prime Minister 1912–13, 1922–4, 1926–9 A member of the Chamber of Deputies 1887–1903, he was a Senator 1903–13, and...

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Alfred Rosenberg

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 12 Jan. 1893, d. 16 Oct. 1946).

Chief Nazi ideologist A refugee of German descent from Estonia, he joined the Nazi Party in 1919 and became editor of the party newspaper, the...

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‘The Citizens of the Future’: Educating the Children of the Jewish East End, <i>c</i>.1885–1939

Benjamin J. Lammers.

in Twentieth Century British History

January 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 11670 words.

Scholars interested in British national identity in the early twentieth century have argued that this period was one in which ideas of national belonging became increasingly exclusive. At...

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Rethinking British Communist Party Women in the 1920s

Karen Hunt and Matthew Worley.

in Twentieth Century British History

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 0 words.

Until very recently, writing on the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) concentrated primarily on the party's relationship with the Communist International (to which it was affiliated)...

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Oi! Oi! Oi!: Class, Locality, and British Punk

Matthew Worley.

in Twentieth Century British History

December 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945). 14077 words.

This article looks at the controversial music genre Oi! in relation to youth cultural identity in late 1970s’ and early 1980s’ Britain. As a form of British punk associated with skinheads,...

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