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Aquash, Annie Mae

Simone Poliandri.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1616 words.

Aquash, Annie Mae (27 March 1945– December 1975), First Nations (Mi'kmaq) activist and American Indian Movement leader, First Nations (Mi’kmaq) activist and American Indian Movement leader,...

Attucks, Crispus

Harry M. Ward.

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; Travel and Holiday. 848 words.

Attucks, Crispus (1723–05 March 1770), probably a sailor, was the first to be killed in the Boston Massacre of 5 March 1770. Generally regarded to have been of mixed ancestry (African,...

Bright Eyes

Kenny A. Franks.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1167 words.

Bright Eyes (1854–26 May 1903), Indian rights advocate and author, also known as Inshtatheamba or Susette La Flesche, was born on the Omaha Reservation near Bellevue, Nebraska, just south...

Butler [Boteler], Nathaniel (b. 1577, d. in or after 1643), colonial governor and maritime author

Andrew Thrush.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1264 words.

Butler [Boteler], Nathaniel (b. 1577, d. in or after 1643), colonial governor and maritime author, was the elder son of the second marriage of John Butler (d. 1614) of the Toft, in...

Buxton, Sir (Thomas) Fowell, third baronet (1837–1915), philanthropist, brewer, and colonial governor

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 848 words.

Buxton, Sir (Thomas) Fowell, third baronet (1837–1915), philanthropist, brewer, and colonial governor, was born on 26 January 1837 at West Ham, Essex, the eldest of six sons of Sir Edward...

California

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

It is estimated that approximately 300,000 Native Americans inhabited the area now know as California before Spanish explorers arrived in search of wealth. On September 28, 1542, an...

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Cocks, Arthur Herbert Tennyson Somers-, sixth Baron Somers (1887–1944), chief scout for Great Britain and the British Commonwealth and empire, and colonial governor

Astor of Hever.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 960 words.

Cocks, Arthur Herbert Tennyson Somers-, sixth Baron Somers (1887–1944), chief scout for Great Britain and the British Commonwealth and empire, and colonial governor, was born at Freshwater,...

Coddington, William

Sydney V. James.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1498 words.

Coddington, William ( October 1603–01 November 1678), founder of Newport and governor of Rhode Island, was born in rural Lincolnshire, England, the son of Robert Coddington, a prosperous...

Codrington, Christopher (1668–1710), colonial governor and benefactor

Scott Mandelbrote.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1412 words.

Codrington, Christopher (1668–1710), colonial governor and benefactor, was born in the parish of St John, Barbados, the elder son of Christopher Codrington (1639/40–1698), member of the...

Codrington, Christopher, Jr.

Glenn Blalock.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1341 words.

Codrington, Christopher, Jr. (1668–07 April 1710), scholar, soldier, and governor general of the Leeward Islands, was born in St. John’s parish, Barbados, the son of Christopher Codrington,...

Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925), politician, traveller, and viceroy of India

David Gilmour.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; World History; Travel and Holiday; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 10852 words.

Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925), politician, traveller, and viceroy of India, was born on 11 January 1859 at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, the second of the...

Deloria, Vine, Jr.

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Native American History; World History. 1127 words.

Deloria, Vine, Jr. (26 March 1933–13 November 2005), Native-American activist, writer, and lawyer, was born Vine Victor Deloria, Jr., near the Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux Indian Reservation in...

Eastman, Charles Alexander

Raymond Wilson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Native American History; World History. 1398 words.

Eastman, Charles Alexander (19 February 1858–08 January 1939), Indian author and reformer, was born near Redwood Falls, Minnesota, the son of Ite Wakanhdi Ota (Many Lightnings), a Wahpeton...

Fourth of July

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — United States History.

The Continental Congress of the United States declared independence from England in its convention in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. At first, celebrations were scattered and sporadic, but...

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Goldsborough, Sir John (d. 1693), mariner and East India Company servant

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1011 words.

Goldsborough, Sir John (d. 1693), mariner and East India Company servant, is of obscure antecedents. A branch of the Goldsborough family was domiciled at Hadleigh near Ipswich in the...

Grant, Charles (1746–1823), director of the East India Company and philanthropist

Penelope Carson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 3438 words.

Grant, Charles (1746–1823), director of the East India Company and philanthropist, was born in March 1746 at Aldourie farmhouse, Glen Urquhart, his mother's home, on Loch Ness in...

Grose, John Henry (b. 1732, d. in or after 1774), East India Company servant and writer on India

John H. Farrant.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 573 words.

Grose, John Henry (b. 1732, d. in or after 1774), East India Company servant and writer on India, was born on 24 August 1732 in St Peter-le-Poer, City of London, probably at his father's...

Gustavus Franklin Swift

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — United States History.

Gustavus Franklin Swift (1839–1903) was the eponymous founder of one of America's largest and best-known meat-processing companies. He is credited with introducing refrigeration to food...

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Habersham, James (1713–1775), benefactor and colonial official

Milton Ready.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 982 words.

Habersham, James (1713–1775), benefactor and colonial official, was born in June 1713 at Beverley, Yorkshire, the son of James Habersham (d. in or after 1736), a dyer and innkeeper, and...

Hailey, (William) Malcolm, Baron Hailey (1872–1969), administrator in India and writer on Africa

John W. Cell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday. 3440 words.

Hailey, (William) Malcolm, Baron Hailey (1872–1969), administrator in India and writer on Africa, was born in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, on 15 February 1872, the third son of Hammett...