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Rankin, Thomas (1738–1810), Methodist minister

Russell E. Richey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 922 words.

Rankin, Thomas (1738–1810), Methodist minister, was born in Dunbar, Haddingtonshire. Taught the 'principles of religion' by his parents (details of whom are unknown) and at school, he...

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Rankin, Thomas

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 131 words.

OBE 1919

Born 1884; s of James Deans Rankin, cork merchant; m 1913, Grace Barr Cooper; two s one d; died 2 April 1959

Hon. Surgeon Dentist to the Queen in...

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Martineau, James

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 248 words.

DCL, LLD, DD, LittD

Born Norwich, 21 April 1805; y s of Thomas Martineau, manufacturer, and Elizabeth Rankin, Newcastle; m 1828, Helen, d of Rev. E....

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Rankin, John Elliott

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 253 words.

Born Itawamba County, Miss, 29 March 1882; s of Thomas Braxton Rankin and Venola Modest (née Rutledge); m 1919, Annie Laurie Burrous; one d; died 26 Nov. 1960

Ex-Memb...

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Martineau, Harriet (1802–1876), writer and journalist

R. K. Webb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literature. 5768 words.

Martineau, Harriet (1802–1876), writer and journalist, was born in Norwich on 12 June 1802, the sixth of eight children of Thomas Martineau (1764–1826), a cloth manufacturer descended from...

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Southern Persuasion

John Wigger.

in American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists

December 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 9953 words.

As conflict between the colonies and Great Britain escalated, Asbury increasingly seemed out of place next to Wesley’s other preachers in America. While they continued to see American...

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The Promise of Discipline

John Wigger.

in American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists

December 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 8015 words.

Asbury arrived in Philadelphia in October 1771. He soon concluded that Joseph Pilmore and Richard Boardman, preachers sent by John Wesley in 1769, had limited themselves too much to New...

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One Revolution

John Wigger.

in American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists

December 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 10134 words.

As the Revolutionary War approached, John Wesley published pamphlets, beginning with A Calm Address to Our American Colonies, against the American cause. The other British preachers mostly...

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Rankin, John Elliott

Thomas N. Boschert.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 1313 words.

Rankin, John Elliott (29 March 1882–26 November 1960), U.S. congressman, was born in Itawamba County, Mississippi, the son of Thomas Braxton Rankin, a schoolteacher, and Venola Modest...

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Gatch, Philip

Arthur Dicken Thomas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1189 words.

Gatch, Philip (02 March 1751–28 December 1834), Methodist preacher and abolitionist, was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, the son of Conduce Gatch, a Prussian immigrant, and Presocia...

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Martineau, Harriet

Valerie Kossew Dunn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Journalism; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1655 words.

Martineau, Harriet (12 June 1802–27 June 1876), author, was born in Norwich, England, the daughter of Thomas Martineau, a textile manufacturer, and Elizabeth Rankin. The family was...

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Gregory, James Monroe

Sheila Gregory Thomas.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1366 words.

educator, civil rights activist, and author, was throughout his life a brilliant and forceful figure in the push for equal rights and the higher education of African Americans. He was...

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McCarthyism.

Ann Wilde.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 974 words.

Named for Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, the term “McCarthyism” was first coined in a 1950 editorial cartoon by Herbert Block in the Washington Post, and came to define both...

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Human Rights and Refugee Law (2 volume set)

Satvinder Juss.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

June 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 3754 words.

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Baker, Ella Josephine (1903 - 1986), Civil Rights Activist, Organization Founder / Official

Susan Gushee O'Malley.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1658 words.

civil rights organizer, was born Ella Josephine Baker in Norfolk, Virginia, the daughter of Blake Baker, a waiter on the ferry between Norfolk and Washington, D.C., and Georgianna Ross....

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Pre-Conviction Detention in International Criminal Trials

Andrew Trotter.

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

May 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Criminal Law; International Law. 13963 words.

The approach to provisional release in internationalized jurisdictions has, over the years, diverged in many respects from human rights standards. Often, this reluctance to grant release...

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Book I Diplomacy in General, 1 Diplomacy—a Short History from Pre-Classical Origins to the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Ivor Roberts.

in Satow's Diplomatic Practice

December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law; International Law; Law. 17 pages. 7694 words.

This chapter provides the historical context underpinning this study. It elaborates on the definition of the term ‘diplomacy’—the conduct of business between States by peaceful means—at the...

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