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a-hull

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The condition of a sailing vessel which is obliged, because of heavy weather, to heave to under bare poles with its helm a-lee in order to ride out the storm.

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Philemon Wright

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

(1760–1839), pioneer, entrepreneur.

Born in Massachusetts, Wright led a party of associates in 1800 to take up a land grant in the township of Hull, Lower Canada. Despite large...

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Royal William

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

Pioneering steam vessel. The construction of this paddle wheeler in 1831, with a hull built in Quebec and engines from Montreal, was an impressive but short-lived Canadian milestone in...

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The Art and Craft of Settlement Work in Oakland Point

Marta Gutman.

in A City for Children

September 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12690 words.

As the new progressive mood took hold in California, Elizabeth Watt led the expansion of the West Oakland Free Kindergarten into the class-bridging, racially integrated charity, first...

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The Western Gunboat Flotilla

Barbara Brooks Tomblin.

in The Civil War on the Mississippi

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8353 words.

Following John Rodgers’s departure, the Western Gunboat Flotilla, based at Cairo, Illinois, and now commanded by Andrew Hull Foote, continued operations on the river. In November 1861...

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Dreams 1873–77

in Citizen

November 2005; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9813 words.

This chapter describes how various life events are reflected in Jane Addams's books. The early chapters of Twenty Years at Hull-House are filled with Jane Addams's childhood delight with...

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Citizen

Louise W. Knight.

November 2005; p ublished online March 2013 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 599 pages.

Jane Addams was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This biography reveals Addams's early development as a political activist and social philosopher. In this book we...

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Claims 1894

in Citizen

November 2005; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11363 words.

Throughout the fall of 1894, as Addams coped with Hull House's shaky finances, edited Maps, polished her essay on the labor movement and tried to start an essay on the Pullman Strike, she...

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Introduction

in Citizen

November 2005; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 2323 words.

This chapter focuses on the life and works of author Jane Addams. It tells of the formative years of a person who began life, as most people do, unknown and who became one of America's most...

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The Civil War on the Mississippi

Barbara Brooks Tomblin.

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 388 pages.

Following the fall of Fort Sumter, the Lincoln administration adopted General Winfield Scott’s strategy to win the war. Dubbed the Anaconda Plan, it called for a Union blockade of the...

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