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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, Roy Clive (1890–1963), scholar of African languages and colonial administrator

Philip J. Jaggar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Education. 928 words.

Abraham, Roy Clive (1890–1963), scholar of African languages and colonial administrator, was born on 16 December 1890 in Melbourne, Australia. From a Jewish background, he studied at...

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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Abu Bakar [Abu Bakar ibni al-Marhum Dato Temenggong Sri Maharaja Tun Ibrahim] (1833–1895), sultan of Johore

A. J. Stockwell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Politics; Indian History. 2454 words.

Abu Bakar [Abu Bakar ibni al-Marhum Dato Temenggong Sri Maharaja Tun Ibrahim] (1833–1895), sultan of Johore, was born in Teluk Belanga, Singapore, most probably on 3 February 1833, the...

Access to Knowledge in Africa: The role of copyright

Christopher May.

in African Affairs

October 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 776 words.

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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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Accounting for Horror: Post-genocide debates in Rwanda, by Nigel Eltringham. London: Pluto Press, 2004. xv + 232 pp. £15.99 paperback, ISBN 0-7453-2000-7 (paperback)

Phil Clark.

in African Affairs

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

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Achebe or Soyinka?: A study in contrasts

KWAME DAWES.

in African Affairs

October 1996; p ublished online October 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

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Acheson, Archibald, second earl of Gosford (1776–1849), governor-in-chief of British North America

T. B. Browning.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1394 words.

Acheson, Archibald, second earl of Gosford (1776–1849), governor-in-chief of British North America, was born on 1 August 1776, the eldest son of Arthur Acheson, first earl of Gosford, and...

The Act of Union

in Modern Ireland

March 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and National History; Political Geography. 4783 words.

‘The Act of Union’ covers the period of history leading up to the Act of Union in 1801. Ireland was a rural society at that time. People were largely Catholic, but Protestants owned most of...

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