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Dodge Commission

A body appointed by President William McKinley in 1898 to investigate charges of neglect that led to appalling conditions in U.S. military camps during the Spanish-American War (1898). It ...

Africa

Africa   Reference library

Thomas P. Ofcansky, Patrick Mbajekwe, Christopher Saunders, E. S. Atieno Odhiambo, Robert I. Rotberg, and Justin Corfield

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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11,411 words

... ( 1889–1970 ), remained in the same place for much of their time (in Mozambique and the Congo, respectively), while others such as William Harrison Anderson ( 1870–1950 ) traveled extensively throughout Africa. A few, like Ralph E. Dodge ( b. 1907 ), were to become important in the history of late colonial Africa. Dodge worked in Angola—then a Portuguese colony—and managed to persuade the Portuguese authorities to give a scholarship to António Agostinho Neto to study medicine in Lisbon. Neto later led the nationalists in Angola, which achieved...

United States

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Paul Finkelman, Paul Finkelman, Paul Finkelman, Kate Sampsell-Willmann, Justin Hart, Christopher T. Fisher, Ronald W. Schatz, David F. Schmitz, and Ken Burnside

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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33,669 words
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...grace period offered by the president. Retirees, military controllers, and management took over remaining posts. No planes crashed and the nation's air system quickly resumed, barely disturbed. Reagan's bold action in turn led private corporations such as Greyhound, Phelps Dodge, Hormel, TWA, Pittson Coal, and Caterpillar to follow suit. The same was true with welfare reform. Accepting the conservatives' critique of the Aid-to-Dependent-Children program, Clinton promised to “end welfare as we know it” during his 1992 presidential campaign. Prodded by...

Company Towns in the United States

Company Towns in the United States   Reference library

Hardy Green

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History

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2019
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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8,456 words
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...Margaret Crawford’s Building the Workingman’s Paradise: The Design of American Company Towns describes the evolution of company towns from “vernacular settlements” to impressive projects by celebrated architects and planners (p. 140). Such now-forgotten sites as Phelps-Dodge Company’s Tyrone, New Mexico, and the Norton Company’s Indian Hill Village, Massachusetts, receive well-deserved attention. Several works consider the company towns of particular geographical areas, such as New England or the West. And in the most common approach of all, historians...

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