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depression

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Australasian and Pacific History.

An extended or severe period of recession. Depressions occur infrequently. The most recent Great Depression occurred in the 1930s; prior to that they occurred in the periods 1873–96,...

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Eyre, Edward John (1815–1901), explorer and colonial governor

Gad Heuman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 2842 words.

Eyre, Edward John (1815–1901), explorer and colonial governor, was born at Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, on 5 August 1815, the third son of Anthony William Eyre, curate of Whipsnade and later...

Single tax

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Australasian and Pacific History.

Was a proposal of the American reformer Henry George (1839–97) to place a heavy tax on land, to the full extent of its unimproved value, as a remedy for social ...

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