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Holland-Tide

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1827), Gerald Griffin's first book is a set of regional tales consisting of a novella, ‘The Aylmers of Bally-Aylmer’, and six shorter stories such as ‘The Brown Man’, a grim narration that...

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Holland-Tide

Robert Welch.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 39 words.

(1827), Gerald Griffin's first book is a set of regional tales consisting of a novella, ‘The Aylmers

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Holland-Tide

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1827), Gerald Griffin's first book is a set of regional tales consisting of a novella, ‘The Aylmers of Bally-Aylmer’, and six shorter stories such as ‘The Brown Man’, a grim narration that...

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storm surge

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

Rise or piling-up of water during a storm, as a result of wind stresses acting on the surface of the sea and of atmospheric-pressure differences. If a storm surge occurs at the time of...

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Georgetown, Guyana

Alonford James Robinson.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 171 words.

Georgetown lies 1.5 m (5 ft) below high-tide level and is protected from floods by a sea wall (completed 1882). Many older buildings are raised on brick stilts above the flood level....

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Holland, Milton Murray (1844 - 1910), Soldier, Medal of Honor Recipient, Federal Government Official, Insurance Industry Leader

Lawrence E. Hamilton, William H. Holland, Vivian Njeri Fisher, Glenn Allen Knoblock and Teresa A. Booker.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1769 words.

Civil War soldier and Medal of Honor recipient, was born in Austin, Texas, the son of slaves Jack and Emily Holland. Milton had three known brothers, Toby, William, and James, all part...

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Piracy

Kris Lane.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 4343 words.

From early colonization in the 1490s to independence in the 1820s, piracy, or larceny at or by descent from the sea, plagued Latin America. Although some native peoples such as the Caribs...

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Immigrants

Luca Prono.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1360 words.

The nineteenth century witnessed a steady flow of immigrants into the United States. Although immigrants came from every continent, the majority came from Europe, particularly Ireland...

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Agriculture, African, in the Americas: An Interpretation

Judy Carney.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2239 words.

A 1996 book by the National Research Council, Lost Crops of Africa, draws attention to the potential of the continent's little-known indigenous crops for improving regional and global...

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Louisiana

Charles Vincent.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3239 words.

For blacks in the United States the latter years of the nineteenth century were dismal and by the turn of the century represented the “nadir”—as the historian Rayford Logan called the...

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Slavery in the United States

Peter Kolchin.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 5710 words.

Slavery has appeared in many forms throughout its long history. Slaves have served in capacities as diverse as concubines, warriors, servants, craftsmen, tutors, and victims of ritual...

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