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Abraham Gesner

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

(1797–1863), geologist, chemist, entrepreneur.

Born in the Annapolis Valley, Gesner studied medicine in London in 1825–6. Between 1836 and 1846, he published geological surveys of...

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Abraham Harold Maslow

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

(1908–70)

An American psychologist who developed a theory of self-actualization from his observations of well-functioning individuals. He is often seen as the leading proponent of...

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Abraham Lincoln

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Warfare and Defence.

(1809–65)

US Republican statesman, 16th President of the USA (1861–65). His election as President on an anti‐slavery platform antipathetic to the interests of the southern states...

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Abram Harris, Jr.

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — United States History.

(b. 17 January 1899; d. 6 November 1963),

political economist, economic historian and theorist, and social critic. Abram Lincoln Harris Jr. was born in Richmond, Virginia; his...

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Accord

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

In full the Prices and Incomes Accord, was an agreement between the trade unions and the Labor governments of the 1980s. Its purpose was to prevent a wage explosion such ...

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act of God

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management — Biblical Studies.

A natural event that is not caused by any human action and cannot be predicted. It is untrue (as is sometimes thought) that insurance policies covering homes and businesses exclude acts of...

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acting

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

A prefix used in most navies and merchant marine, and in similar services, to denote that a higher rank is being temporarily held. Payment is usually at the full rate for the acting rank or...

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active list

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

The list of officers of a navy or a merchant marine who, as in all similar services, are actually serving or are liable to be called upon for active service at any time. Officers on the...

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activist

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Philosophy.

The doctrine that action rather than theory is needed at some political juncture; an activist is therefore one who works to make change happen.

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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

(b. New Haven, Connecticut, 29 Nov. 1908; d. Miami, Florida, 4 Apr. 1972)

US; member of the US House of Representatives 1945–66, 1969–70 Although Adam Clayton Powell was to become...

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