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Alexander, Du Pre, second earl of Caledon (1777–1839), politician and colonial administrator

P. J. Jupp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 2951 words.

Alexander, Du Pre, second earl of Caledon (1777–1839), politician and colonial administrator, was born on 14 December 1777, the only son of James Alexander (1730–1802), first earl of...

Alfred Emanuel Smith

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

(b. New York, 30 Dec. 1873; d. New York, 4 Oct. 1944)

US; Governor of New York Smith was the first Roman Catholic to be nominated for the US presidency by a major political party....

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Ali, Abdullah Yusuf (1872–1953), Indian civil servant and Islamic scholar

Khizar Humayun Ansari.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Islam; Religious Studies. 1351 words.

Ali, Abdullah Yusuf (1872–1953), Indian civil servant and Islamic scholar, was born on 4 April 1872 in Surat, Gujarat, India. His father, Yusuf Ali Allahbuksh,...

Alien and Sedition Acts

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — United States History.

(1798).

The term “Alien and Sedition Acts” refers to four controversial laws enacted by the Federalist-controlled Congress in 1798 in response to fears about imminent war with...

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Allen, Ethan

Michael Bellesiles.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; World History. 1330 words.

Allen, Ethan (10 January 1738–12 February 1789), frontier revolutionary leader and author of the first deistic work by an American, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of Joseph...

Allen, Levi

Michael A. Bellesiles.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 906 words.

Allen, Levi (16 January 1746–16 December 1801), American Loyalist and free-trade advocate, was born in Cornwall, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Allen and Mary Baker, farmers. Though...

Al-Nahas, Mustafa (1879–1965), prime minister of Egypt

Michael T. Thornhill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1706 words.

Al-Nahas, Mustafa (1879–1965), prime minister of Egypt, was born on 15 June 1879 in Samanud, in the Gharbiyya province of Egypt's Nile delta, where his father was a timber merchant. He...

Althea Gibson

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — United States History.

(b. 25 August 1927; d. 28 September 2003), tennis player.

Althea Gibson was the first person to break the color barrier in tennis. Gibson’s integration of tennis in 1950 occurred...

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America’s Best Female Sharpshooter: The Rise and Fall of Lillian Frances Smith. The William F. Cody Series on the History and Culture of the American West. By Julia Bricklin. Foreword by Jeremy Johnston

Wendy L. Rouse.

in The Western Historical Quarterly

April 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Canadian History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Western US History; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science). 407 words.

America’s West: A History, 1890–1950. Cambridge Essential Histories. By David M. Wrobel

Laura J Arata.

in The Western Historical Quarterly

October 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Canadian History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Western US History; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science). 714 words.