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Abernethy, John

Abernethy, John (1764–1831)   Reference library

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(1764–1831),

as president of the Royal College of Surgeons, one of the most influential men in the medical

abolitionism

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a slippery term covering both the movement for the abolition of the slave trade, achieved by an Act of Parliament

Ackermann, Rudolph

Ackermann, Rudolph (1764–1834)   Reference library

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(1764–1834),

publisher and bookseller. Born in Saxony, Ackermann moved to London in the 1780s, where, after a

Act of Union

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the Act of Parliament of 1800 which dissolved the old independent Irish parliament of 1782 and integrated Ireland constitutionally with

Adam, Robert

Adam, Robert (1728–92)   Reference library

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(1728–92),

architect and designer. Pre-eminent designer of town and country residences for the nation's élite, Adam developed

advertising

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The commercialization of British society was manifested in and sustained by an expanding advertising industry which assumed its modern shape

agrarianism

agrarianism   Reference library

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loosely termed ‘back to the land’, was a defining characteristic of popular radicalism. Some agrarians, like Thomas *Spence, called

agricultural revolution

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is a contested historical term designed to denote a transformation in agricultural output and *agrarian practice, chiefly in England, between

Aikin family

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John (1747–1822), Arthur (1773–1854), and Lucy (1781–1864), together with John's sister, Anna Laetitia *Barbauld

allegory

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S. T. *Coleridge provides the paradigmatic instance of the Romantic rejection, at the level of *literary theory [41], of

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