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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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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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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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Cambridge, Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George, earl of Athlone [formerly Prince Alexander of Teck] (1874–1957), army officer and governor-general of South Africa

Bede Clifford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European History; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1753 words.

Cambridge, Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George, earl of Athlone [formerly Prince Alexander of Teck] (1874–1957), army officer and governor-general of South Africa, was born...

Campbell, John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland, marquess of Lorne and ninth duke of Argyll (1845–1914), governor-general of Canada

P. B. Waite.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1802 words.

Campbell, John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland, marquess of Lorne and ninth duke of Argyll (1845–1914), governor-general of Canada, was born on 6 August 1845 at Stafford House,...

Chesapeake colonies

in Colonial America

November 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 4295 words.

The Spanish and French colonizers ignored the long coast north of Florida and south of Acadia (Nova Scotia) as they regarded the temperate region either too cool for tropical crops or too...

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Colonial America

Alan Taylor.

November 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 168 pages.

Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction presents the current scholarly understanding of the subject. During the past generation, historians have broadened that understanding by adopting...

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Conclusion: The New American Way at Home and Around the World

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. 2190 words.

The Conclusion looks at the aftermath of the Great Depression and the end of the New Deal and the ramifications following this. The war didn't completely displace the idea of the New Deal....

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Countervailing Power

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. 5021 words.

‘Countervailing Power’ investigates the Roosevelt administration's changing relationship with industry and the American people. This period saw a rise in government intervention and...

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Empires

Alan Taylor.

in Colonial America

November 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 4531 words.

From 1689 to 1763, four huge imperial wars were waged between the French and the British. ‘Empires’ looks at the battle for territory that raged at the end of one century and into the next...

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Encounters

in Colonial America

November 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 3661 words.

Settlement in America came first from Asia and happened long before 1492. The first Americans came from Siberia around 15,000–20,000 years ago. More followed about 9,000 years ago, and a...

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The End of the Beginning

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. 6049 words.

‘The End of the Beginning’ examines Roosevelt's pre-war administration from a broader perspective. Despite the dramatic changes taking place under his administration, Roosevelt was, in many...

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The Great Depression and the New Deal

Eric Rauchway.

March 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); US History 1900 - 1945. 160 pages.

The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction explores the roots, events, and legacy of the Great Depression and Roosevelt's New Deal. America's post-war laissez-faire...

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The Hoover Years

Eric Rauchway.

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. 4658 words.

‘The Hoover Years’ assesses President Hoover's efforts to deal with the situation during his presidency. He initially attempted to reassure the population and preserve faith in the economic...

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Introduction

Eric Rauchway.

in The Great Depression and New Deal: A Very Short Introduction

April 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); US History 1900 - 1945. 2150 words.

The Great Depression caused a profound crisis in the US. The world that broke down in 1929 broke down for reasons that had been predicted before. The Introduction gives a brief analysis of...

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Introduction: Maps

in Colonial America

November 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 1827 words.

The Introduction describes the traditional version of American colonial history. The older view emphasizes the English cultural ‘seeds’ that were first planted in Jamestown in Virginia in...

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Lemuel Haynes

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Modern History (1700 to 1945).

(b. 18 July 1753; d. 28 September 1833), Revolutionary War soldier, Congregational minister, and antislavery advocate.

Scholars have written more about the religious teachings and...

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Managing Farm and Factory

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. 4547 words.

In his first term, while the rest of the world continued to struggle, Roosevelt made it clear that he intended to focus on the economic situation in the USA. ‘Managing Farm and Factory’...

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Mountbatten, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, first Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979), naval officer and viceroy of India

Philip Ziegler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 12118 words.

Mountbatten, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, first Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979), naval officer and viceroy of India, was born at Frogmore House, Windsor, on 25 June 1900 as...

Mountbatten [née Ashley], Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901–1960), director of emergency relief services and vicereine of India

Janet Morgan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 986 words.

Mountbatten [née Ashley], Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901–1960), director of emergency relief services and vicereine of India, was born at 32 Bruton Street,...