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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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“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.

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

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); ...

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...

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...

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, 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...

Abbott, Grace

Julie Longo and Sandra F. VanBurkleo.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1955 words.

Abbott, Grace (17 November 1878–19 June 1939), social worker and administrator, was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, the daughter of Othman Ali Abbott, a lawyer and politician, and Elizabeth...

Abbott, Keith Edward (bap. 1814, d. 1873)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations. 3 words.

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Abbott, Rt Hon. Diane (Julie)

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Politics. 124 words.

Born 27 Sept. 1953; d of late Reginald and Julia Abbott; m 1991, David Thompson (marr. diss. 1993); one s

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Abdul Razak bin Hussein, Tun (1922–1976), prime minister of Malaysia

Cheah Boon Kheng.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1120 words.

Abdul Razak bin Hussein, Tun (1922–1976), prime minister of Malaysia, was born in Pulau Keladi in the state of Pahang (a Malay state then under British ‘protection’), on 11 March 1922....

Abdy, Sir Valentine (Robert Duff)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Architecture; Art. 147 words.

6th Bt cr 1850

Born 11 Sept. 1937; s of Sir Robert Henry Edward Abdy, 5th Bt, and Lady Diana Bridgeman (d 1967), ...

Abell, Sir George Edmond Brackenbury (1904–1989), administrator in India

Roger Ellis.

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. 858 words.

Abell, Sir George Edmond Brackenbury (1904–1989), administrator in India, was born on 22 June 1904 in Sanderstead, Surrey, the eldest in the family of two sons and two daughters of George...

Abercorn

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Business Finance; Politics. 188 words.

KG 1999

Born 4 July 1934; er s of 4th Duke of Abercorn, and Lady Mary Kathleen Crichton (Dowager Duchess...

Abercromby, James (1706–1781), army officer and politician

Paul David Nelson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; UK Politics. 714 words.

Abercromby, James (1706–1781), army officer and politician, was born in Glassaugh, Banffshire, the son of Alexander Abercromby (1677–1728), laird of Glassaugh, politician and army officer,...

Abercromby, James (1707–1775), colonial agent and politician

Ian K. R. Archer.

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; UK Politics. 868 words.

Abercromby, James (1707–1775), colonial agent and politician, was baptized on 24 August 1708 at Alloa, Clackmannanshire, the third son of Alexander Abercromby (d. 1753), MP for...

Abercromby, Sir Robert (1740?–1827), army officer and administrator in India

Raymond Callahan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1225 words.

Abercromby, Sir Robert (1740?–1827), army officer and administrator in India, son of George Abercromby (1705–1800) of Tullibody and his wife, Mary, née Dundas (d. 1767), was baptized at his...

Aberdare

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Business Finance. 203 words.

KBE 1984; PC 1974; DL

Born 16 June 1919; s of 3rd Baron Aberdare, GBE, and Margaret Bethune (née Black); m 1946, Maud Helen Sarah, ...

Abinger

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 116 words.

Born 28 Sept. 1914; e s of 7th Baron and Marjorie (d 1965), 2nd d of John McPhillamy, Blair Athol, Bathurst, NSW; m...