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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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Bodley, Sir Thomas (1545–1613), scholar, diplomat, and founder of the Bodleian Library, Oxford

W. H. Clennell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 3874 words.

Bodley, Sir Thomas (1545–1613), scholar, diplomat, and founder of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, was born on 2 March 1545 in a house on the corner of High Street and Gandy Street, Exeter,...

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Bateman [Norwich], William (c. 1298–1355), diplomat, founder of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and bishop of Norwich

Roy Martin Haines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 2167 words.

Bateman [Norwich], William (c. 1298–1355), diplomat, founder of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and bishop of Norwich, was probably born in Norwich (from which he was sometimes named), the third...

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Short, William

George Green Shackelford.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1072 words.

Short, William (30 September 1759–05 December 1849), diplomat, was born in Surry County, Virginia, the son of William Short IV, a planter, and Elizabeth Skipwith, the daughter of Sir...

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Hodgson, Sir Robert MacLeod (1874–1956), diplomatist

David Scott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations. 832 words.

Hodgson, Sir Robert MacLeod (1874–1956), diplomatist, was born in West Bromwich on 25 February 1874, the eldest son of the Revd Robert Hodgson (1844–1917), founder of the West Bromwich...

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Biddle, Anthony Joseph Drexel, Jr.

Thaddeus Russell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations. 778 words.

Biddle, Anthony Joseph Drexel, Jr. (17 December 1896–13 November 1961), diplomat, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, a wealthy publisher,...

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Pritchard, George (1796–1883), missionary and diplomatist

Samuel Timmins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Religion and Education. 869 words.

Pritchard, George (1796–1883), missionary and diplomatist, born in Birmingham on 1 August 1796, worked from childhood with his father, a journeyman brass-founder, and showed great...

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Eustis, George, Jr.

Judith Fenner Gentry.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1037 words.

Eustis, George, Jr. (29 September 1828–15 March 1872), politician and diplomat, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of George Eustis, Sr., and Clarisse Allain. His father, a...

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Pierrepont, Edwards

Bruce Tap.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1096 words.

Pierrepont, Edwards (04 March 1817–06 March 1892), U.S. attorney general and minister to England, was born Munson Edwards Pierpont in North Haven (now New Haven), Connecticut, the son of...

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Bancroft, George

Lilian Handlin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 2586 words.

Bancroft, George (03 October 1800–17 January 1891), scholar and diplomat, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Aaron Bancroft, the founder of Worcester’s Second Congregational...

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Thomas Jefferson and US Foreign Relations

Francis D. Cogliano.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Civil War and Reconstruction US History; Diplomatic History. 8800 words.

Thomas Jefferson was a key architect of early American foreign policy. He had a clear vision of the place of the new republic in the world, which he articulated in a number of writings and...

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Palgrave, William Gifford (1826–1888), traveller and diplomatist

Jason Thompson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1390 words.

Palgrave, William Gifford (1826–1888), traveller and diplomatist, was born at 22 Parliament Street, Westminster, London, on 24 January 1826. He was the second son of Sir Francis Palgrave...

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Bunker, Ellsworth

Douglas Pike and Lisabeth G. Svendsgaard.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1415 words.

Bunker, Ellsworth (11 May 1894–27 September 1984), businessman and diplomat, was born in Yonkers, New York, the son of George R. Bunker, a founder of the National Sugar Refining Company,...

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U.S.-Iraq Relations, 1920–2003

Brandon Wolfe-Hunnicutt.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 10277 words.

Oil played a central role in shaping US policy toward Iraq over the course of the 20th century. The United States first became involved in Iraq in the 1920s as part of an effort secure a...

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Deganawidah

Cornelius J. Jaenen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Alternative Belief Systems; Native American History; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1057 words.

Deganawidah (fl. 1450), Huron spiritual leader and mystic, and, according to Iroquois legends, principal founder of the League of the Hau-Dé-No-Sau-Nee, or People of the Longhouse. The oral...

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Chouteau, Auguste Pierre

Randolph B. Campbell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Native American History; World History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 1103 words.

Chouteau, Auguste Pierre (09 May 1786–25 December 1838), fur trader and Indian diplomat, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Jean Pierre Chouteau, a fur trader and one of the...

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Mesta, Perle

Richard O. Davies.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1199 words.

Mesta, Perle (12 Oct. 1889 or 1891–16 March 1975), political activist, businesswoman, diplomat, and hostess, was born Pearl Skirvin in Sturgis, Michigan, the daughter of William Balser...

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The Role of Congress in the History of US Foreign Relations

Clay Silver Katsky.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Early 19th Century US History; US History 1870-1900; US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 11600 words.

While presidents have historically been the driving force behind foreign policy decision-making, Congress has used its constitutional authority to influence the process. The nation’s...

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