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An Uncertain Relationship

Mark L. Bradley.

in Bluecoats and Tar Heels

January 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9573 words.

After the surrender at the Bennett farm, the role of the U.S. Army shifted from conqueror to peacekeeper. The white North Carolinians became hopeless and disoriented after the defeat and...

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Conclusion

NEVILLE WYLIE.

in Britain, Switzerland, and the Second World War

May 2003; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 6371 words.

This concluding chapter evaluates the relative success of British policy towards Switzerland between 1939 and 1945. It explains how British policy-makers justified their benevolent attitude...

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Being Human While Being American

Donald W. Shriver, Jr..

in Honest Patriots

March 2005; p ublished online September 2006 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 10304 words.

This chapter celebrates public occasions and measures in recent years where the American government and citizens’ groups acknowledged national “misdeeds” in international relations,...

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Catalogue of Error: Piece of Cake (1988)

S. P. MacKenzie.

in The Battle of Britain on Screen

May 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 9989 words.

As far back as the early 1950s, it had become evident that Air Ministry claims concerning the number of enemy aircraft shot down had, in fact, been greatly exaggerated. It was also becoming...

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Ireland’s religious response

Paul Huddie.

in The Crimean War and Irish Society

June 2016; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 12779 words.

This chapter will highlight how the various Christian denominations in Ireland reacted to the Crimean War, and how, unlike the Indian Mutiny and Boer War, it stimulated a substantial,...

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Churchill and the Labour Movement

Henry Pelling.

in Churchill

February 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 7089 words.

Winston Churchill's long career in politics coincided almost precisely with the first sixty-five years of the existence of the Labour Party. His supposed role in the Tonypandy riots in...

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Mackenzie, Gillespie, Calef, Egan, Dearing, and Schaff during the Overland and Petersburg Campaigns

Brian R. McEnany.

in For Brotherhood and Duty

March 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 4863 words.

From May to July, 1864, several members of the class participated in the Overland campaign and the siege of Petersburg with the Army of the Potomac. George Gillespie’s actions at Bethesda...

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Bosnian statehood and Partisan diversity

Marko Attila Hoare.

in The Bosnian Muslims in the Second World War

February 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 25508 words.

The year 1944 represented, in a sense, the high-point of the autonomous Bosnian Partisan movement, before the Soviet liberation of Serbia, the Supreme Staff’s triumphal entry into Belgrade,...

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Fox, John

Jeffery Othele Mahan.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 683 words.

soldier, was born John Robert Fox in Lebanon, Ohio, the son of well-educated, middle-class parents. Fox was the first of three children. His father passed away while Fox was a teenager....

States of Shock

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

A: Sam Shepard Pf: 1991, New York Pb: 1992, prose and songs G:null...

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Harmon, Leonard Roy

Glenn Allen Knoblock.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1078 words.

World War II sailor and Navy Cross winner, was born in Cuero, Texas, the son of Cornelius and Naunita Mabry (White) Harmon. Little is known about Harmon's early years, although...

Colored American Magazine.

Charles Orson Cook.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 589 words.

Founded in 1900 in Boston, the Colored American Magazine primarily appealed to a middle-class and educated black audience with a blend of fiction and contemporary commentary. Pauline...

Davis, Benjamin O., Jr.

Brian F. Neumann.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 857 words.

U.S. Air Force general and commander of the Tuskegee Airmen. Born in Washington, D.C., Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr. was the son of Benjamin O. Davis Sr., the first African American general...

Carney, William Harvey (1840 - 1901), Union Army Officer, War Hero, Medal of Honor Recipient

Dalyce Newby.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1426 words.

William Harvey Carney was born in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of William Carney and Ann, a former slave. Little is known of his early years. As a young boy he expressed an interest in the...

Punic Wars

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(264–146 bc)

or wars between Rome and Carthage (‘Carthaginians’ = Lat. ‘Poeni’ = ‘Phoenicians’). Down to 264, Carthage's relations with Rome and the Italian maritime peoples had...

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Washington, Mildred

Karen Van Outryve.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 994 words.

actress, dancer, and producer, was born in Houston, Texas, the third of four children and youngest daughter of Lillie and Millard Washington, the latter having come to Texas from South...

Henry John Temple, Lord Palmerston

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(1784–1865).

Prime minister. A pupil of Dugald Stewart at Edinburgh, he went on to Cambridge University. He was elected in 1807 for a pocket borough in the Isle of Wight and...

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Occupations and Military Government

Bianka Adams.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 10731 words.

According to international law, a territory is under occupation when hostile armed forces assume authority over it. An occupying power exercises executive, legislative, and judicial...

Carney, William Harvey

Dalyce Newby.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1290 words.

soldier, was born in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of William Carney and Ann, a former slave. Little is known of his parents or of his early years. As a young boy he expressed an interest...

Trévigne, Paul

Justin Nystrom.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1070 words.

educator, scholar, editor, and political activist, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Paul Trévigne Sr., a free, prosperous Afro-Creole carpenter and a woman known only as a...