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Richard Beacon

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(fl. 1594),

colonial administrator. Born in Suffolk and educated at Cambridge, he served in Ireland as an administrator of the Munster plantation. Solon His Follie (1594) is a long...

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Richard Beacon

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(fl. 1594),

colonial administrator. Born in Suffolk and educated at Cambridge, he served in Ireland as an administrator of the Munster plantation. Solon His Follie (1594) is a long...

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Beacon (or Becon), Richard (1594)

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). 46 words.

(fl. 1594),

colonial administrator. Born in Suffolk and educated at Cambridge, he served in Ireland as an

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Garnett, Richard (1835–1906), librarian and author

Alan Bell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 2420 words.

Garnett, Richard (1835–1906), librarian and author, was born in Beacon Street, Lichfield, on 27 February 1835, the elder son (he also had a brother and a sister) of the second marriage of...

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Hull, Sir Richard Amyatt (1907–1989), army officer

John Keegan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1308 words.

Hull, Sir Richard Amyatt (1907–1989), army officer, was born on 7 May 1907 in Cosham, Hampshire, the only son and youngest of three children of Major-General Sir Charles Patrick Amyatt...

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Sears, Dick

Frank V. Phelps.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1108 words.

Sears, Dick (26 October 1861–08 April 1943), tennis player, was born Richard Dudley Sears in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Frederick Richard Sears, a trustee of the Sears family estate,...

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Tertium Quid

Krister Dylan Knapp.

in William James

May 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 7544 words.

At approximately one o’clock on a cold, rainy, and blustery New England day, 6 March 1889, Mr. Robertson James ambled up the front stone steps to the grand oak door located at 5 Boylston...

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Street

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Ann Petry's first novel, published in 1946 by Houghton Mifflin and winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, The Street follows the tradition of naturalism and protest fiction...

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Street, The.

Adenike Marie Davidson.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 457 words.

Ann Petry's first novel, published in 1946 by Houghton Mifflin and winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, The Street follows the tradition of naturalism and protest fiction...

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Chantal Meloni and Gianni Tognoni, <i>Is There A Court For Gaza? A Test Bench for International Justice</i>

Valentina Azarov.

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

May 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Criminal Law; International Law. 2239 words.

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Walker, David

Peter Hinks.

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

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1520 words.

David Walker was probably born in Wilmington, North Carolina, to a free woman of color. Exactly who his father was has remained uncertain. Because his mother was free, Walker also...

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Walker, David

Peter Hinks.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1378 words.

radical abolitionist and political writer, was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, the son probably of a free black woman and possibly of a slave father. Almost nothing is known about...

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Scott, Stan

Leah M. Wright.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1081 words.

journalist, politician, and businessman, was born Stanley Southall Scott in Bolivar, Tennessee, the grandson of black publishing icon William Alexander Scott II, founder of the Atlanta...

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Jones, Willa Saunders

Brian Hallstoos.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1215 words.

playwright, musician, and choir director, was born Willa Saunders in Little Rock, Arkansas, the daughter of Ada Anderson and Atlas Saunders, a pastor. Her twin sister and only sibling,...

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Journalism, Print and Broadcast

Wayne Dawkins.

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. 2906 words.

Shortly before his death in 1895, the newspaper editor Frederick Douglass shouted over hecklers at the World's Columbian Exhibition of 1893 in Chicago. The editor of the antebellum...

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White, Charles (1918 - 1979), Muralist, Printmaker, Painter

David Michel.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1799 words.

artist, was born Charles Wilbert White in Chicago, to Charles White Sr., a Creek Indian and construction worker, and Ethelene Gary, a domestic worker originally from Mississippi, who had...

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Branton, Wiley Austin (1923 - 1988), Lawyer, Civil Rights Activist

Judith Kilpatrick.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1521 words.

lawyer and civil rights activist, was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Pauline Wiley and Leo Branton, who operated a taxicab company. The family was of mixed race on both sides, and...

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Wesley, Dorothy Burnett Porter (1905 - 1995), Librarian, Historian, Archivist

Constance Porter Uzelac.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1759 words.

archivist, bibliophile, scholar, and librarian, was born Dorothy Louise Burnett in Warrenton, Virginia, the daughter of Hayes Joseph Burnett, a physician, and Bertha Ball, a tennis...

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Victim Reparations in the Peruvian Truth Commission and the Challenge of Historical Interpretation

Jemima Garcia-Godos.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

March 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 9918 words.

The Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación (CVR)) has been praised for challenging positivist approaches to truth by focusing on victims and...

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Good Governance at the World Trade Organization: Building a Foundation of Administrative Law

Daniel C. Esty.

in Journal of International Economic Law

September 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Law; Public International Law; Economics. 8193 words.

Good governance lies at the heart of both the effectiveness and legitimacy of collective decision-making. In this essay, Professor Esty argues that, if the World Trade Organization (WTO) is...

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Muslims

Olatunji Ojo.

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

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2313 words.

Of the estimated 11 million Africans that were exported to the Americas during the Atlantic slave trade era, only a small portion—probably under 10 percent—were Muslims. This segment of...

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