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The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Moloney, Sir (Cornelius) Alfred (1848–1913), colonial administrator

R. W. J. Keay.

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. 906 words.

Moloney, Sir (Cornelius) Alfred (1848–1913), colonial administrator, the eldest son of Captain Patrick Moloney, was born in 1848, probably in May, possibly in Ireland. He was educated at...

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Fraser, Sir Andrew Henderson Leith (1848–1919), administrator in India

Katherine Prior.

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. 1151 words.

Fraser, Sir Andrew Henderson Leith (1848–1919), administrator in India, was born at Bombay on 14 November 1848, the eldest son of Dr Alexander Garden Fraser, Presbyterian missionary, and...

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Macleay, Alexander (1767–1848), entomologist and civil servant in Australia

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1183 words.

Macleay, Alexander (1767–1848), entomologist and civil servant in Australia, was born in Ross-shire, Scotland, on 24 June 1767, the son of William Macleay, provost of Wick and deputy...

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Agnew, Patrick Alexander Vans (1822–1848), East India Company servant

Katherine Prior.

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; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 594 words.

Agnew, Patrick Alexander Vans (1822–1848), East India Company servant, was born at Raipur in Chhattisgarh in central India on 21 April 1822, the second son of Patrick Vans Agnew...

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Colquhoun, Archibald Ross (1848–1914), explorer, colonial administrator, and author

Donal Lowry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; History of the Americas; Asian History; African History. 1237 words.

Colquhoun, Archibald Ross (1848–1914), explorer, colonial administrator, and author, was born at sea off the Cape of Good Hope in March 1848, the fifth of six children of Dr Archibald...

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Tupper, Sir (Charles) Lewis (1848–1910), administrator in India and legal historian

Katherine Prior.

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; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 794 words.

Tupper, Sir (Charles) Lewis (1848–1910), administrator in India and legal historian, was born in London on 16 May 1848, the elder son of Captain Charles William Tupper (1818/19–1881) of the...

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Dutt, Romesh Chunder [Rameshchandra Datta] (1848–1909), administrator in India and author

Tapan Raychaudhuri.

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. 2728 words.

Dutt, Romesh Chunder [Rameshchandra Datta] (1848–1909), administrator in India and author, son of Ishanchandra and Thakamani Dutt, was born in Calcutta on 13 August 1848. He came from one...

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Sorell, William (bap. 1773, d. 1848), army officer and administrator in Australia

Michael Roe.

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. 927 words.

Sorell, William (bap. 1773, d. 1848), army officer and administrator in Australia, the son of Jane and Lieutenant-General William Alexander Sorell, was baptized at St Mary's Church,...

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O'Connell, Sir Maurice Charles Philip (1768–1848), army officer and colonial administrator in Australia

H. M. Chichester.

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. 641 words.

O'Connell, Sir Maurice Charles Philip (1768–1848), army officer and colonial administrator in Australia, was born in co. Kerry, Ireland, the son of Charles Philip O'Connell. Tall,...

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American Wars and the Culture of Violence

John Tirman.

in The Deaths of Others

July 2011; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 12930 words.

This chapter focuses on America's cultural predispositions to violence, including the “precursor” war in the Philippines at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the...

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compromise of 1850

John J. Patrick, Richard M. Pious and Donald A. Ritchie.

in The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

January 1993; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 317 words.

After the United States won vast southwestern territories from Mexico in 1848, Congress was faced with the question of

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McPherson, Edward

Michael Vorenberg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 1222 words.

McPherson, Edward (31 July 1830–14 December 1895), congressman and author, was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the son of John Bayard McPherson and Katherine Lenhart. He attended public...

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Lewis, Dixon Hall

Harriet E. Amos Doss.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 1337 words.

Lewis, Dixon Hall (10 August 1802–25 October 1848), U.S. representative and senator, was likely born in Hancock County, Georgia, the son of Francis Lewis, a planter, and Mary Dixon Hall. In...

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Adams, John Quincy

Mary W. M. Hargreaves.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 4472 words.

Adams, John Quincy (11 July 1767–23 February 1848), secretary of state, sixth president of the United States, and U.S. congressman, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, the son of John...

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Snowden, James Ross

John M. Kleeberg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 1320 words.

Snowden, James Ross (09 December 1809–21 March 1878), ninth director of the United States Mint, was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, the son of Reverend Nathaniel Randolph Snowden, the...

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Pettigrew, Richard Franklin

Bruce E. Seely.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 1501 words.

Pettigrew, Richard Franklin (23 July 1848–05 October 1926), U.S. senator from South Dakota, was born on a farm in Ludlow, Vermont, the son of Andrew Pettigrew and Hannah B. Sawtell. His...

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Akerman, Amos Tappan

Allen W. Trelease.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 1254 words.

Akerman, Amos Tappan (23 February 1821–21 December 1880), attorney general of the United States, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the son of Benjamin Akerman (pronounced with a long Anull...

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Arthur, Chester Alan

Thomas C. Reeves.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 2415 words.

Arthur, Chester Alan (05 October 1829–18 November 1886), twenty-first president of the United States, was born in Fairfield, Vermont, of Irish and English descent, the son of William...

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Grant, Julia Dent

Kathryn Allamong Jacob.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 1297 words.

Grant, Julia Dent (26 January 1826–14 December 1902), wife of President Ulysses S. Grant, wife of President Ulysses S. Grant, was born at White Haven, near St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter...

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Jones, John Winston

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 837 words.

Jones, John Winston (22 November 1791–29 January 1848), congressman, was born near Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia, the son of Alexander Jones, occupation unknown, and Mary Ann...

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