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Peter Mayer

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1936– ) US publisher.

At Avon Books in the 1970s, Mayer launched the trade paperback as an alternative to mass-market paperbacks. He brought a more commercial outlook to Penguin...

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De Lancey, James

Philip Ranlet.

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. 1063 words.

De Lancey, James (06 September 1747–02 May 1804), New York Loyalist, was born in West Farms, Westchester County, New York, the son of Peter De Lancey and Elizabeth Colden, colonial...

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Deering [formerly Gandy], John Peter (1787–1850), architect and classical archaeologist

Virginia Novarra.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1766 words.

Deering [formerly Gandy], John Peter (1787–1850), architect and classical archaeologist, was born on 19 March 1787 and baptized in London on 2 May at St James’s Church, Piccadilly. He was...

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Minuit, Peter

James Homer Williams.

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. 1686 words.

Minuit, Peter (1589?–1638), director general of New Netherland and governor of New Sweden, was born in Wesel, duchy of Cleves, the son of Jean Minuit and Sarah Breil. His parents were...

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Brant, Joseph

Thomas S. Abler.

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; Native American History; World History. 2198 words.

Brant, Joseph (1743–24 November 1807), Mohawk chief and captain in the British Indian Department, also known as Thayendanegea, was born while his family was in the Ohio country, the son of...

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