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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Citizenship

Richard Bellamy.

September 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: State and Local Government. 152 pages.

Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction approaches its subject from a political perspective, to address the complexities behind the major topical issues and to examine the main models of...

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What is citizenship, and why does it matter?

in Citizenship

September 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: State and Local Government. 7900 words.

The issue of citizenship is currently topical. Governments have promoted teaching it in schools and immigrants are expected to pass citizenship tests to become naturalized citizens....

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Membership and belonging

Richard Bellamy.

in Citizenship

September 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: State and Local Government. 7765 words.

Citizenship involves a sense of belonging to a given political community. Does this link with membership render citizenship ‘exclusive’? This notion has become increasingly controversial of...

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Rights and the ‘right to have rights’

Richard Bellamy.

in Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

September 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: State and Local Government. 5271 words.

We frequently identify citizenship with rights. What are these rights? They can differ between countries and even within a country. When people invoke rights as the basis of citizenship,...

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Hardin, William Jefferson

Eugene H. Berwanger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government. 1009 words.

Hardin, William Jefferson (1831–1890), legislator, was born in Russellville, Kentucky, the illegitimate son of a free quadroon (name unknown) and a white father. Hardin claimed that his...

Knott, James Proctor

Nancy Disher Baird and Matthew Lunsford.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government. 1212 words.

Knott, James Proctor (29 August 1830–18 June 1911), U.S. congressman and governor of Kentucky, was born in the Cherry Run community of Washington (now Marion) County, Kentucky, the son of...

Wallace, Lurleen Burns

James L. Sledge.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government. 1262 words.

Wallace, Lurleen Burns (19 September 1926–07 May 1968), governor of Alabama, was born Lurleen Burns in Fosters, Alabama, the daughter of Henry Morgan Burns, a river bargeman and farmer, and...

Smith, John Cotton

Bruce P. Stark.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government. 1534 words.

Smith, John Cotton (12 February 1765–07 December 1845), Connecticut governor, was born in Sharon, Connecticut, the son of the Reverend Cotton Mather Smith and Temperance Worthington Gale....

Barnett, Ross Robert

Charles W. Eagles.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government. 894 words.

Barnett, Ross Robert (22 January 1898–06 November 1987), governor of Mississippi, was born on a farm in the Standing Pine community of Leake County in central Mississippi, the son of...

Lawrence, David Leo

Michael P. Weber.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government. 1358 words.

Lawrence, David Leo (18 June 1889–21 November 1966), political boss and government official, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Charles B. Lawrence, an unskilled laborer, and...

Haskell, Charles Nathaniel

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government. 1078 words.

Haskell, Charles Nathaniel (13 March 1860–05 July 1933), first governor of Oklahoma, was born in Leipsic, Putnam County, Ohio, the son of George Haskell, a cooper, and Jane Reeves Haskell....

Snyder, Simon

Jürgen Heideking.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government. 972 words.

Snyder, Simon (05 November 1759–09 November 1819), governor of Pennsylvania, was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the son of Anthony Snyder (Anton Schneider), a poor mechanic, and Maria...

Lincoln, Levi

Paul David Nelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government. 996 words.

Lincoln, Levi (15 May 1749–14 April 1820), Jeffersonian politician, was born in Hingham, Massachusetts, the son of Enoch Lincoln and Rachel Fearing, farmers. In his youth he was apprenticed...

Agnew, Spiro T.

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government. 1741 words.

Agnew, Spiro T. (09 November 1918–17 September 1996), vice president, was born Spiro Theodore Agnew in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Margaret Pollard Akers Agnew and Theodore Spiro Agnew,...

Cleveland, Grover

Ballard C. Campbell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government. 4630 words.

Cleveland, Grover (18 March 1837–24 June 1908), twenty-second and twenty-fourth president of the United States, was born Stephen Grover Cleveland in Caldwell, New Jersey, the son of Richard...

Neuberger, Richard Lewis

Lewis L. Gould.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1239 words.

Neuberger, Richard Lewis (26 December 1912–09 March 1960), journalist and politician, was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of Isaac Neuberger, a restaurant owner, and Ruth Lewis. He grew...

Bell, Samuel

Donald B. Cole.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1113 words.

Bell, Samuel (09 February 1770–23 December 1850), lawyer, governor, and senator, was born in Londonderry, New Hampshire, the son of John Bell and Mary Ann Gilmore, farmers. His father, a...

Magoon, Charles Edward

Joseph J. Gonzalez.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 889 words.

Magoon, Charles Edward (05 December 1861–14 January 1920), lawyer and public servant, was born in Steele County, Minnesota, the son of Henry C. Magoon and Mehitable W. Clement. Magoon moved...

Toucey, Isaac

Frederick J. Blue.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1182 words.

Toucey, Isaac (15 November 1792–30 July 1869), attorney, U.S. senator, and cabinet officer, was born in Newtown, Connecticut, the son of Zalmon Toucey, an attorney and judge, and Phebe...

Long, Huey Pierce

Alan Brinkley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 2025 words.

Long, Huey Pierce (30 August 1893–10 September 1935), governor of Louisiana and U.S. senator, was born in the hill country of Winn Parish, Louisiana, the son of Huey Pierce Long and...