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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Gloucester, John (1776 - 1822), Presbyterian Clergyperson, Church Founder

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

founder of the first African American Presbyterian church, social reformer, and community leader. Born a slave in Kentucky, John Gloucester

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Founders Online

Edited by Jeffrey McClurken.

in Journal of American History

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 604 words.

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The Founder

James I. Deutsch.

in The Journal of American History

December 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 1170 words.

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Robinson, Randall (born 1941), Lawyer, Human Rights Activist, Organization Founder / Official

James Thomas Jones.

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

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History. 959 words.

(b. 6 July 1941),

activist, author, and founder of TransAfrica. Born in Richmond, Virginia, to Maxie

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Farmer, James Leonard (1920 - 1999), Organization Founder / Official, Civil Rights Activist, Educator

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

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

founder of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and father of the Freedom Rides. James Leonard Farmer Jr. was born

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Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders

in Journal of American History

September 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 488 words.

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Raffles, Sir (Thomas) Stamford Bingley (1781–1826), colonial governor and founder of Singapore

C. M. Turnbull.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 5026 words.

Raffles, Sir (Thomas) Stamford Bingley (1781–1826), colonial governor and founder of Singapore, the eldest and only surviving son of Captain Benjamin Raffles (d. c.1797) and his wife, née A...

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Hume, Allan Octavian (1829–1912), administrator in India, founder of the Indian National Congress, and ornithologist

Edward C. Moulton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Ornithology. 1556 words.

Hume, Allan Octavian (1829–1912), administrator in India, founder of the Indian National Congress, and ornithologist, was born on 4 June 1829 at St Mary Cray, Kent, seventh child of Joseph...

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The Life and Times of Charles R. Crane, 1858–1939: American Businessman, Philanthropist, and a Founder of Russian Studies in America

in Journal of American History

March 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 483 words.

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Faith and the Founders of the American Republic

in Journal of American History

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 632 words.

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Shore, John, first Baron Teignmouth (1751–1834), governor-general of Bengal and founder and first president of the British and Foreign Bible Society

Ainslie T. Embree.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 4341 words.

Shore, John, first Baron Teignmouth (1751–1834), governor-general of Bengal and founder and first president of the British and Foreign Bible Society, was born on 8 October 1751 at St James...

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Forgotten Founder: The Life and Times of Charles Pinckney

Archie Vernon Huff.

in Journal of American History

September 2005; p ublished online September 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 563 words.

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Fighting over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution

in Journal of American History

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 506 words.

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The Religious Beliefs of America's Founders: Reason, Revelation, and Revolution

Mark David Hall.

in Journal of American History

March 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 524 words.

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Inventing George Washington: America's Founder, in Myth and Memory

Seth C. Bruggeman.

in Journal of American History

December 2011; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 575 words.

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Baker, Ella Josephine (1903 - 1986), Civil Rights Activist, Organization Founder / Official

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

She helped to organize black cooperative campaigns in Harlem during the Great Depression; worked as a grassroots organizer and national

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Burroughs, Nannie Helen (1879 - 1961), Educational Institution Official, Institutional Founder / Benefactor

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

As a national leader in education at age twenty-one, Nannie Helen Burroughs was catapulted to fame after presenting the speech

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Ferguson, Catherine (1774 - 1854), Slave, Social Worker, Educator, Institutional Founder / Benefactor

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Catherine Ferguson began New York's first Sunday school in 1793. Not only did she teach catechism and life skills but

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Franklin, Martha Minerva (1870 - 1968), Nurse, Organization Founder / Official

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Born in New Milford, Connecticut, to Henry J. Franklin and Mary E. Gauson Franklin, Martha graduated from Meriden Public High

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McMillan, Enolia Pettigen (born 1904), Organization Founder / Official, Educator

Valerie L. Ruffin.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History. 762 words.

(b. 20 October 1904), activist, educator.

In 1985 Enolia Pettigen McMillan became the first woman elected President of

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