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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

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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Seneca Falls Convention, 1848

Lori D. Ginzberg.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1066 words.

The convention that took place in Seneca Falls, New York, in the summer of 1848 has long been celebrated as

Herschel, Caroline (1750–1848)

Amy M. Froide.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 742 words.

(1750–1848),

the first female professional astronomer, the first female salaried scientist, and one of the first two female

Buller, Charles (1806–1848), politician and wit

H. J. Spencer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Social and Cultural History. 4006 words.

Buller, Charles (1806–1848), politician and wit, was born in Calcutta on 6 August 1806, the son of Charles Buller (1774–1848), civil servant in India and politician, and his wife, Barbara...

Roberts, Samuel (1763–1848), writer on social issues

Samuel Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 547 words.

Roberts, Samuel (1763–1848), writer on social issues, was born in Sheffield on 18 April 1763. He was the second and eldest surviving son of Samuel Roberts, manufacturer and merchant, and...

Orme, Eliza (1848–1937), social activist and lawyer

Leslie Howsam.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 784 words.

Orme, Eliza (1848–1937), social activist and lawyer, was born on 25 December 1848 at 16 Regent Villas, Avenue Road, London, the seventh of eight children of Charles Orme (c.1807–1893),...

Raikes, Thomas (1777–1848), dandy and diarist

W. P. Courtney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 647 words.

Raikes, Thomas (1777–1848), dandy and diarist, born on 3 October 1777, was the eldest son of Thomas Raikes (1741–1813) and his wife, Charlotte (d. 1810), daughter of the Hon. Henry Finch....

Bosanquet, Bernard (1848–1923), philosopher and social theorist

A. M. McBriar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Philosophy. 2200 words.

Bosanquet, Bernard (1848–1923), philosopher and social theorist, was born on 14 June 1848 at Rock Hall, near Alnwick, the youngest of five sons of the Revd Robert William Bosanquet...

Cumming, Sir William Gordon Gordon-, fourth baronet (1848–1930), disgraced socialite

Jason Tomes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1473 words.

Cumming, Sir William Gordon Gordon-, fourth baronet (1848–1930), disgraced socialite, was born on 20 July 1848 at Sanquhar House, near Forres, Moray, the eldest son and second of four...

MacGregor, William (1848–1937), Church of England clergyman and philanthropist

David Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1003 words.

MacGregor, William (1848–1937), Church of England clergyman and philanthropist, was born on 16 May 1848 at 26 Falkner Street, Liverpool, the second of the three sons of Walter Fergus...

Lewis, Sarah (fl. 1839–1848), writer on the status of women

H. S. Twycross-Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 711 words.

Lewis, Sarah (fl. 1839–1848), was a writer on the status of women, about whom no biographical information has come to light apart from a comment by T. M. Rearden in the Congregational...

Hotham, Sir William (1772–1848), naval officer and courtier

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Social and Cultural History. 615 words.

Hotham, Sir William (1772–1848), naval officer and courtier, was born on 12 February 1772, the second son of General George Hotham and his wife, Diana, youngest daughter of Sir Warton...

Roberts, Sir James, first baronet (1848–1935), mill owner and benefactor

Julia Bolton Holloway.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1564 words.

Roberts, Sir James, first baronet (1848–1935), mill owner and benefactor, was born on 30 September 1848 at Lane Ends, Oakworth, near Haworth, Yorkshire, the ninth of the eleven children...

The Public's Reaction to Public Health: Petitions Submitted to Parliament, 1847–1848

James G. Hanley.

in Social History of Medicine

December 2002; p ublished online December 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; History of Medicine. 0 words.

Public reaction to public health legislation is often assumed to have mirrored that expressed in Parliament or in influential provincial newspapers, yet evidence for the public reaction to...

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Causes of Death of British Emigrants on Voyages to South Australia, 1848–1885

Robin Haines and Ralph Shlomowitz.

in Social History of Medicine

August 2003; p ublished online August 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; History of Medicine. 0 words.

During recent decades, great advances have been made in measuring death rates on a number of transoceanic routes over several centuries. This article builds on measurements of mortality on...

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Becher, John Thomas (1770–1848), Church of England clergyman and poor-law reformer

M. J. D. Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 884 words.

Becher, John Thomas (1770–1848), Church of England clergyman and poor-law reformer, was born in Cork, the son of Michael Becher. Educated at Westminster School, he proceeded to Christ...

Sherman, Martha (1806–1848)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Ethical Issues and Debates. 3 words.

See Sherman, James

Cole, Thomas (1801–1848)

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 367 words.

Cole was born in Bolton-le-Moors, England. Trained as an engraver, he immigrated to the United States in 1818 and, after

Kinnaird, Louisa Elizabeth (1848–1926)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 9 words.

See Kinnaird [née Hoare], Mary Jane, Lady Kinnaird

The Lynching of Persons of Mexican Origin or Descent in the United States, 1848 to 1928

William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb.

in Journal of Social History

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 0 words.

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A United People? Leaders and Followers in a Chartist Locality, 1838–1848

Robert G. Hall.

in Journal of Social History

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 0 words.

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