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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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1 a covering over the hatchway leading below decks.

2 a raised frame with windows on the quarterdeck of a ship to allow light into the decks...

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The Oxford Companion to American Politics

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Book. Subjects: US Politics. 276 pages. 646300 words.

Over 275 entries

This is the first reference work to provide detailed, in-depth coverage of all aspects of American politics. Top scholars have written entries that surpass all...

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A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Edited by Neil Roberts.

June 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Book. Subjects: US Politics. 490 pages.

Literary critics and historians have long studied Frederick Douglass’s impact on American literature and history, yet surprisingly few scholars have analyzed his influence on American...

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A Political Companion to James Baldwin

Edited by Susan J. McWilliams.

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: US Politics. 396 pages.

In this text, a group of prominent scholars assesses James Baldwin’s relevance to present-day political challenges. Together, they address Baldwin as a democratic theorist, activist, and...

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A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Edited by Nick Bromell.

January 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Book. Subjects: US Politics. 376 pages.

W.E.B. Du Bois was not a liberal, Marxist, radical, or republican—he was all of these and none. The author of more than one hundred books, hundreds of published articles, and founding...

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McKinley, Ida Saxton

Lewis L. Gould.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 1249 words.

McKinley, Ida Saxton (08 June 1847–26 May 1907), first lady, was born in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of James A. Saxton, a banker, and Kate Dewalt. Ida was the second of their three children...

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Eppes, John Wayles

Charles D. Lowery.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 1151 words.

Eppes, John Wayles (07 April 1773–15 September 1823), congressman and senator, was born at Eppington plantation in Chesterfield County, Virginia. His mother, Elizabeth Wayles, was the...

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Marshall, John

Charles F. Hobson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 5941 words.

Marshall, John (24 September 1755–06 July 1835), fourth chief justice of the United States, was born near Germantown, Prince William (now Fauquier) County, Virginia, the son of Thomas...

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Cold War US Foreign Policy

Steven Hurst.

March 2005; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: US Politics. 200 pages.

This book provides a comprehensive description and critique of the six most important historical interpretations of US Cold War foreign policy: traditionalism, revisionism,...

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Leverage for Good

Lester M. Salamon.

May 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Book. Subjects: US Politics. 192 pages.

With the resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy barely growing or in decline, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation ballooning daily, it...

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“Take Us Out of Slavery”

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein.

in Caring for America

April 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 12301 words.

This chapter analyzes the first successful unionization of home care as part of the civil rights surge among black women domestics. Central to this process were the reorganization of...

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Bundy, Harvey Hollister

Michael J. Devine and Elizabeth E. Curran.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1311 words.

Bundy, Harvey Hollister (30 March 1888–07 October 1963), lawyer, assistant secretary of state, and special assistant to the secretary of war, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of...

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Costigan, Edward Prentiss

Fred Greenbaum.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 790 words.

Costigan, Edward Prentiss (01 July 1874–17 January 1939), lawyer and U.S. senator, was born in King William County, Virginia, the son of Emilie Sigur and George Purcell Costigan, Sr., a...

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Hayes, Rutherford Birchard

Ari Hoogenboom.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government. 3150 words.

Hayes, Rutherford Birchard (04 October 1822–17 January 1893), nineteenth president of the United States, was born in Delaware, Ohio, the posthumous son of Rutherford Hayes, Jr., a farmer...

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Ross, Nellie Tayloe

Maggi Murdock.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government. 1234 words.

Ross, Nellie Tayloe (29 November 1876–19 December 1977), first woman governor in the United States, was born near St. Joseph, Missouri, the daughter of James Wynns Tayloe, a merchant and...

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Randolph, Martha Jefferson

Elizabeth R. Varon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Social and Cultural History. 859 words.

Randolph, Martha Jefferson (27 September 1772–10 October 1836), lifelong confidante to her father, was born at “Monticello” in Albemarle County, Virginia, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson...

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Ricketts, John William (1791–1835), social activist

Christopher Hawes.

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; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1109 words.

Ricketts, John William (1791–1835), social activist, the fourth and youngest child of Lieutenant John Henry Ricketts (1767–1792) and his Indian companion, Bibi Zeenut Ricketts (c.1770–1824)...

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Carter, Landon

Rhys Isaac.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1615 words.

Carter, Landon (18 August 1710–22 December 1778), patriot and diarist, was born in Lancaster County, Virginia, the son of Robert “King” Carter, a planter-merchant member of the King’s...

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Crane, John

Samuel Willard Crompton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 989 words.

Crane, John (07 December 1744–21 August 1805), soldier and patriot, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, the son of Abijah Crane and Sarah Beverly. Crane entered into his profession of...

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