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antislavery

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — British History.

Slavery was regarded in later 18th‐cent. Britain as essential to the exploitation of the West Indian colonies and there was strong opposition to any interference with the institution,...

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Briton Hammon

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — British History.

(fl. 1747–1760).

African‐American seaman, probably a slave, who was injured and treated in London while fighting the French in the Napoleonic Wars. The years of Hammon's birth and...

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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,...

Claudia Jones

Overview page. Subjects: British History — United States History.

(b. 15 February 1915; d. 25 December 1964), activist.

Claudia Jones was among a tiny cadre of black women to rise within the ranks of the Communist Party of the ...

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Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield

Overview page. Subjects: British History — United States History.

(1817–1876).

African‐American singer celebrated in Great Britain. She was born in Natchez, Missouri, as a slave, and taken to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a child by her...

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Ellen Craft

Overview page. Subjects: British History — United States History.

(1826–1891), and

(1824–1900).

Enslaved husband and wife abolitionists whose self‐liberation from slavery in Georgia to freedom in England represents one of the most daring...

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Frank Johnson

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Nickname of Francis Johnson (1792–1844), African‐American bandleader, bugler, and composer. Johnson, a free Black from Philadelphia, first achieved local eminence as a fiddler while still...

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Haitian Revolution

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Upheaval in Haiti in 1791, when thousands of slaves rose in revolt against their masters and the slave system in the French colony of Saint‐Domingue. After a twelve‐year revolutionary...

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History of Sport and Religion in the United States and Britain

Amy Koehlinger.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: United States History; British History; Social and Cultural History. 7627 words.

This chapter surveys scholarly writing about the intersection of religion and sport in the United States and Britain. It reviews the dominant historiography of works on religion and...

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John Marrant

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(b. 15 June 1755; d. April 1791), writer and religious leader.

John Marrant was one of the first African American authors and an important minister and theologian in the era ...

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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,...

Paul Cuffe

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — British History.

(b. 17 January 1759; d. 7 September 1817), wealthy black sea captain and Pan-Africanist.

Paul Cuffe was born as Paul Slocum on Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts, the seventh child of...

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Reparations

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The concept of reparations derives from the idea that African Americans should be compensated for 224 years of slavery and nearly 100 years of legalized discrimination inflicted on by them...

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Samuel Ringgold Ward

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(1817–1866).

African‐American abolitionist who lectured in England. Ward was born a slave but managed to escape with his parents to New York State, where he was educated and later...

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soul music

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The UK soul scene grew out of rhythm and blues (R & B), in which, in Britain, acts were copying the original compositions, style, and techniques of African‐Americans. In London ...

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Tom Molineaux

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(1784–1821).

African‐American boxer who gained a significant reputation in England. Molineaux was born in Virginia and was the slave to a wealthy playboy who frequently used him in...

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