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A ‘Chinese Scramble’? The Politics of Contemporary China–Africa Relations

Daniel Large.

in African Affairs

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 940 words.

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A ‘Kimberley protest’: Diamond mining, export sanctions, and poverty in Akwatia, Ghana

Gavin Hilson and Martin J. Clifford.

in African Affairs

July 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 8253 words.

The temporary suspension of diamond exports in Ghana in 2006 and 2007 is arguably the most significant move to address mounting criticisms of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme...

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à Beckett, Sir Albert

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence. 67 words.

Kt 1904

Born 1840; e surv. s of late Gilbert Abbott à Beckett; m 1864, Susannah Emily, d of late Benjamin Eccleston; died 11 Sept. 1904...

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“A Fascinating Show for John Citizen and his Wife”: Advertising Exhibitions in Early Twentieth-Century London

James Taylor.

in Journal of Social History

June 2018; p ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; International History; Social and Cultural History; Politics; Race and Ethnicity. 13321 words.

Abstract

Though receiving little attention from historians, the trade exhibition was a significant new form of commercialized leisure from the late nineteenth...

A. J. Muste

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution — Military History.

(1885–1967), minister, labor organizer, antiwar activist.

Born in the Netherlands, Muste studied at theological seminaries in the United States and became a minister in the Dutch...

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‘A Supreme Example of Whitehall “Tinkering” ’

Stuart Aveyard, Paul Corthorn and Sean O’Connell.

in The Politics of Consumer Credit in the UK, 1938-1992

September 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Economic History. 14758 words.

Competition and Credit Control contributed to the abandonment of hire purchase terms control, but officials continued to search for another mechanism that could target consumer expenditure....

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“A Worth-While Living from the Soil”: The Farmlet in Southern California from the Late Nineteenth Century to World War II

Eileen V Wallis.

in The Western Historical Quarterly

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Canadian History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Western US History; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science). 11070 words.

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The American West has a long tradition of informal or backyard agricultural production. Such enterprises were urban and suburban instead of rural,...

Aaronson, Sir Michael (John)

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Politics. 182 words.

Kt 2006; CBE 2000

Born 8 Sept. 1947; s of late Edward John Aaronson and Marian Aaronson (née Davies); ...

AB

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Warfare and Defence.

The abbreviated title for the rating of able seaman, indicating someone able to perform all the duties of a seaman on board ship. In the days of sail it was someone who could hand, reef,...

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Abadam, Alice (1856–1940), suffrage activist and women’s right’s campaigner

Alexandra Hughes-Johnson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Gender and Politics; Social and Cultural History; History of Gender and Sexuality. 1193 words.

Abadam, Alice (1856–1940), suffrage activist and women’s right’s campaigner, was born in St John’s Wood, London, on 2 January 1856 (census returns 1891, 1939 Register). Her birth was not...

abaft

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Towards the stern of a ship, relative to some other object or position. Abaft the beam is any bearing or direction between the beam of a ship and its stern. See also aft; but ‘abaft’ is...

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Abbey in America: A Philosopher’s Legacy in a New Century. Edited by John A. Murray.

J. Brooks Flippen.

in Environmental History

April 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Environment; Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Social Science). 710 words.

Abbey, Lt-Col Walter Bulmer Tate

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence. 105 words.

CBE 1919

Born 8 Aug. 1872; surv. s of late Walter Abbey of Wellingborough Grange, Northants; died 29 March 1949

Indian Army, retired

Monkton Combe;...

Abbot, Gorham Dummer

Patrick G. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Education. 945 words.

Abbot, Gorham Dummer (03 September 1807–03 August 1874), educator of women and clergyman, was born in Brunswick, Maine, the son of “Squire” Jacob Abbot, a land trustee and sometime...

Abbot, Henry Larcom

Martin Reuss.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Land Forces and Warfare. 1203 words.

Abbot, Henry Larcom (13 August 1831–01 October 1927), Union soldier and engineer, was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph Hale Abbot and Fanny Ellingwood. Abbot’s father, a...

Abbott, Adm. Sir Peter (Charles)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 143 words.

GBE 1999; KCB 1994

Born 12 Feb. 1942; s of late Lieut-Col Dennis Abbott, Royal Garwhal Rifles and Delphine McConaghey; m 1965, Susan Phillippa Grey; three d; died 28...

Abbott, Augustus (1804–1867), army officer in the East India Company

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 2125 words.

Abbott, Augustus (1804–1867), army officer in the East India Company, was born in London on 7 January 1804, the eldest of five sons of Henry Alexius Abbott of Blackheath, Kent, a retired...

Abbott, Brig.-Gen. Henry Alexius

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence. 162 words.

CB 1898

Born Allahabad, 22 Jan. 1849; 4th s of late Maj.-Gen. Augustus Abbott, CB, Bengal Artillery; m 1883, Isabella Agnes, 2nd d of Robert Laing of Kinder,...

Abbott, Brig.-Gen. Leonard Henry

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence. 99 words.

CMG 1916

Born 10 Sept. 1875; s of L. C. Abbott, ICS; m 1899, Elsie Graham Peddie; one d; died 5 March 1949

JP; Indian Army, retired...

Abbott, Charles Stuart Aubrey, third Baron Tenterden (1834–1882), diplomatist

R. A. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations. 789 words.

Abbott, Charles Stuart Aubrey, third Baron Tenterden (1834–1882), diplomatist, was the son of the Hon. Charles Abbott (1803–1838), brother of John Henry, second Baron Tenterden, and of...