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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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Arable farming in Anglo-Saxon England

Debby Banham and Rosamond Faith.

in Anglo-Saxon Farms and Farming

September 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Social and Cultural History. 9288 words.

This chapter draws on written, visual, linguistic and archaeological evidence, especially archaeobotanical remains, to establish which arable crops were grown on Anglo-Saxon farms, and what...

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Goodman, Benny (1909–1986)

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 317 words.

Born into a poor Russian Jewish family in Chicago, Benny Goodman studied clarinet at Jane Addams's Hull House. A musical

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Welby, Henry (d. 1636), recluse

David Souden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 584 words.

Welby, Henry (d. 1636), recluse, was the eldest son of Adlard Welby (c.1506–1570), gentleman, of Gedney, Lincolnshire, and his first wife, Ellen Hall of Hull. Henry's age at death was given...

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Cosmopolitanism Cut Short

Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson.

in Americanization in the States

July 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 6724 words.

Despite the presence of Jane Addams and Hull-House, Grace Abbott, Sophonisba Breckinridge, and the Immigrants' Protective League (IPL) and several other well-organized immigrant...

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Wartime Americanization in the States

Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson.

in Americanization in the States

July 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 7885 words.

The United States fought in World War I for less than two years, but those 19 months between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918, were an intense and transforming period for America. The...

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Starr, Ellen Gates

Jennifer L. Bosch.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1289 words.

Starr, Ellen Gates (19 March 1859–10 February 1940), reformer and cofounder of Hull-House, was born in Laona, Illinois, the daughter of Caleb Allen Starr, a farmer and businessman, and...

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Cogan, William (1676/7–1774), apothecary and philanthropist

S. J. Skedd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Pharmacology. 621 words.

Cogan, William (1676/7–1774), apothecary and philanthropist, was probably born in Kingston upon Hull, the son of John Cogan (d. in or before 1694), a merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth, the...

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Bilocca [née Marshall], Lillian [Lil] (1929–1988), trawler safety campaigner

Brian W. Lavery.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics. 1412 words.

Bilocca [née Marshall], Lillian [Lil] (1929–1988), trawler safety campaigner, was born in a 'two-up, two-down' at 7 Welton Terrace, Wassand Street, Hull, Yorkshire, in the city's Hessle...

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Lane, John

Frederick V. Mills.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 940 words.

Lane, John (08 April 1789–10 October 1855), Methodist clergyman and a principal founder of Vicksburg, Mississippi, was born in Fairfax County, Virginia, the son of William Lane and Nancy...

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MATERIAL FROM THE ‘MUSAEUM’ OF RALPH THORESBY (1658–1725) PRESERVED AT BURTON CONSTABLE HALL, EAST YORKSHIRE

D. P. CONNELL and M. J. BOYD.

in Journal of the History of Collections

January 1998; p ublished online January 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Art; Social and Cultural History. 0 words.

The museum of Ralph Thoresby (1658–1725) of Leeds was dispersed soon after his death and, until now, very few items therefrom have been traced However, nineteen specimens have recently...

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Lidgett, Elizabeth Sedman (1843–1919), poor-law guardian and suffragist

Jane Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Politics; Gender and Politics. 759 words.

Lidgett, Elizabeth Sedman (1843–1919), poor-law guardian and suffragist, was born on 26 August 1843 at 20 Arbour Terrace, Mile End, London, the daughter of John Lidgett of Hull, a London...

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