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The African Americans’ Revolution

Gary B. Nash.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; United States History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Military History. 11880 words.

The American Revolution played an important role in African Americans' quest for freedom. It marked the first mass rebellion by slaves in American history, gave rise to the first civil...

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Alliance for Progress

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

A US initiative under President John F. Kennedy, formalized in August 1961 when the countries of Latin America (bar Cuba) and the USA signed a Charter at Punta del Este in Uruguay. Its aim...

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‘America’ and Europe, 1914–1945

D. W. Ellwood.

in The Oxford Handbook of European History, 1914-1945

May 2016; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History; United States History. 8260 words.

The First World War cost Europe the leadership of the world. But the United States of Woodrow Wilson was not ready to take its place. The 1920s brought Europe to a crossroads where mass...

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America’s Cultural Revolution in Transnational Perspective

Leora Auslander.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; United States History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 10076 words.

Through their successfully waged war and also by their novel political strategies, eighteenth-century North Americans seeking home rule made history. By systematically organizing around a...

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American Indian Movement

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — United States History.

(AIM)

A militant organization emerging from the growth of a pan-American Indian identity in 1968 to advance American Indian cultural, legal, and property claims. Some of its...

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The American Revolution and a New National Politics

Rosemarie Zagarri.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; United States History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 7605 words.

When the American Revolution was over, citizens of the new nation could not agree about the event's true meaning and the best way to preserve its authentic legacy. After the new federal...

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Americans in the Depression

in The Great Depression and the New Deal

March 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); US History 1900 - 1945. 4970 words.

The Great Depression was, in its breadth, severity, and duration, without precedent in the history of the United States. ‘Americans in the Depression’ covers its effects on the people of...

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art, Dominican

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The Order of Preachers’ commitment to scholarship and teaching had far-reaching repercussions for 13th- and 14th-century art. Dominican patronage of the age can be associated with...

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Britain’s American Problem: The International Perspective

P. J. Marshall.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; United States History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 7535 words.

Britain valued its American colonies primarily because of their contribution to the nation's security, power, and influence in Europe. A recurring British fear was that France, Britain's...

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British America

in Colonial America

November 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 4750 words.

Initially, the English monarch didn't exercise much power over his colonists entrusting colonization to private interests licensed by royal charters. ‘British America’ looks at the changing...

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