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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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Latrobe, Benjamin Henry

Pamela Scott.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Architecture. 3439 words.

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry (01 May 1764–03 September 1820), architect and civil engineer, was born in Fulneck, Yorkshire, England, the son of Benjamin Latrobe, an English Moravian clergyman,...

McCrea, Joel

Ginger Clark.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Film. 1297 words.

McCrea, Joel (05 November 1905–20 October 1990), actor and rancher, was born Joel Albert McCrea in South Pasadena, California, the son of Thomas P. McCrea, an executive with the Los Angeles...

March, William

Roy S. Simmonds.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 931 words.

March, William (18 September 1893–15 May 1954), writer and business executive, was born William Edward Campbell in Mobile, Alabama, the son of John Leonard Campbell, a timber cruiser, and...

Perry, Edward

Arthur J. Worrall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Agriculture and Farming. 789 words.

Perry, Edward (1630?–1695), farmer and Quaker leader, was born in England (parents and place unknown). Perry reached Sandwich, Massachusetts (then part of Plymouth Colony), by 1652 and took...

Early History of Animal Domestication in Southwest Asia

Benjamin S. Arbuckle.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming; Environmental Economics. 16195 words.

The domestication of livestock animals has long been recognized as one of the most important and influential events in human prehistory and has been the subject of scholarly inquiry for...

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Baker, Robert (fl. c. 1563), mariner and poet

P. E. H. Hair.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); World History; Travel and Holiday. 607 words.

Baker, Robert (fl. c. 1563), mariner and poet, is known only through his one published writing. Possibly a relative of the Bakers of Sissinghurst who had connections with the...

Rocque, John (1704?–1762), land surveyor and cartographer

Paul Laxton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Cartography. 694 words.

Rocque, John (1704?–1762), land surveyor and cartographer, was born in France, one of four children of a Huguenot family which settled in Geneva after fleeing France. He probably arrived in...

Drake, Francis Marion

H. Roger Grant.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 874 words.

Drake, Francis Marion (30 December 1830–20 November 1903), army officer, railroad promoter and executive, and governor of Iowa, was born in the western Illinois hamlet of Rushville, the son...

Laurens, Henry

C. James Taylor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Agriculture and Farming; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 2209 words.

Laurens, Henry (24 February 1724–08 December 1792), planter-merchant and revolutionary war statesman, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of John Laurens, a saddler, and Esther...