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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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Spiritual Companions

Carole Garibaldi Rogers.

in Habits of Change

June 2011; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 8998 words.

This chapter presents oral history interviews with three American nuns who offered spiritual guidance: Sister Irene Garvey, a Dominican who works for the Jesuit House of Retreats in New...

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Hogarth, Georgina (1827–1917), companion and confidante of Charles Dickens

Michael Slater.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Social and Cultural History. 890 words.

Hogarth, Georgina (1827–1917), companion and confidante of Charles Dickens, was born on 22 January 1827 at 2 Nelson Street, Edinburgh, the eighth of ten children of George Hogarth...

Williams, Anna (1706–1783), poet and companion of Samuel Johnson

William R. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Social and Cultural History; Education. 1042 words.

Williams, Anna (1706–1783), poet and companion of Samuel Johnson, was born at Rosemarket, Pembrokeshire, the daughter of Zachariah Williams (1668x73–1755), medical practitioner and...

Gregory [married name Alison], Dorothea (bap. 1754, d. 1830), companion of Elizabeth Montagu

Norma Clarke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Social and Cultural History; Education. 820 words.

Gregory [married name Alison], Dorothea (bap. 1754, d. 1830), companion of Elizabeth Montagu, was baptized on 4 June 1754 at St Nicholas's Church, Aberdeen, the elder of the two daughters...

Cornforth [other married names Hughes, Schott], Fanny [née Sarah Cox] (1835–1909), artists' model and intimate companion of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Christopher Whittick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Art. 1912 words.

Cornforth [other married names Hughes, Schott], Fanny [née Sarah Cox] (1835–1909), artists' model and intimate companion of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was born at Steyning, Sussex, on 3...

Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped our History

David Greenwood.

in Social History of Medicine

April 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; History of Medicine. 590 words.

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Review: Medicine and Literature: the Doctor's Companion to the Classics

C. M. Jackson-Houlston.

in Social History of Medicine

December 2003; p ublished online December 2003 .

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

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The Quest for a “New Weimar”

Michael H. Kater.

in Weimar

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 16232 words.

This chapter focuses on the intellectuals' efforts to return Weimar to greatness, more specifically to create a ‘New Weimar’, between 1901 and 1918. It examines the role played by Harry...

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Pets

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 890 words.

Americans have been keeping animals as companions for hundreds of years. Indigenous peoples in North America sometimes kept tamed wild

Toklas, Alice B. (1877–1967)

Linda Simon.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 629 words.

(1877–1967),

cookbook author, memoirist, and companion to the modernist writer Gertrude Stein. Alice Babette Toklas was born

Malinche (c. 1496–1531)

Asunción Lavrin.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 584 words.

(c. 1496–1531 or after 1551),

an indigenous woman who became the mistress and companion of Hernán Cortés,

Villiers [née Beaumont], Mary, suo jure countess of Buckingham (c. 1570–1632), courtier

David L. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1908 words.

Villiers [née Beaumont], Mary, suo jure countess of Buckingham (c. 1570–1632), courtier, was the daughter of Anthony Beaumont of Glenfield, Leicestershire, and Elizabeth Armstrong. She came...

Horseplay

John K. Stutterheim.

in The Diary of Prisoner 17326

December 2009; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1582 words.

After hauling carts to a large warehouse, the author and those working with him were given a slight reprieve. During this time, he and his companions managed to scavenge a meal of uncooked...

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Hanging the Portrait

Zara Anishanslin.

in Portrait of a Woman in Silk

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 4169 words.

This chapter focuses on Anne and Charles Willing's newly built townhouse where her portrait was first displayed. In 1746, the Willings commissioned new companion portraits of themselves...

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Sex and Sensibility

Peter Robb.

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 328 pages.

This volume examines the diaries of Richard Blechynden, a surveyor, architect, and builder in Calcutta. Sifting through anecdotes, extracts, and stories from over eighty volumes of diaries...

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Sentiment and Self

Peter Robb.

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 312 pages.

This volume examines the diaries of Richard Blechynden, a surveyor, architect, and builder in Calcutta. Sifting through anecdotes, extracts, and stories from over eighty volumes of diaries...

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What a Thing It Is to Be a Ghost

Roy Morris, Jr..

in Ambrose Bierce

April 1999; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 12132 words.

William Randolph Hearst came to rescue Ambrose Bierce in early 1896, when he was holed up in Oakland alone and depressed. He gave him a new target on which to focus his flagging energies:...

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. Yokemates

Amanda E. Herbert.

in Female Alliances

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 10820 words.

This chapter examines the special spiritual partnerships shared between itinerant Quaker women. Female Quaker preachers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries undertook extensive,...

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A Dance of Intimacy and Separation: Siblings in Adulthood

Leonore Davidoff.

in Thicker than Water

November 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 12929 words.

Childhood patterns among siblings continued into adulthood. Many young adults lived at home into their twenties; women did so until they married. They were often sent as...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 457 pages. 626111 words.

Over 450 entries

Over the past forty years, social historians have drawn on new sources and methodologies to shift the focus of historical interest to the experiences of ordinary...