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Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr  

(1756–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New ...
Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams  

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(1744–1818),wife of John Adams, from whom she had to be separated for long periods during the Revolution, occasioning her frequent, loving, lively, and outspoken letters. She also engaged in ...
Abraham Buford

Abraham Buford  

(1749–1833) Revolutionary War officer, born in Culpeper County, Virginia. Buford served in the northern states during the first three years of the Revolutionary War; then he transferred to South ...
Abraham Ten Broeck

Abraham Ten Broeck  

Ten ˈbrōōk(1734–1810) Revolutionary War statesman and soldier. Born in Albany, New York, Abraham Ten Broeck was a large land owner and representative in the New York Provincial Assembly at ...
Adams, John, On African Americans

Adams, John, On African Americans  

John Adams was born in Massachusetts in 1735 and grew up in relatively humble circumstances. After graduating from Harvard, he passed the bar and began his legal career. Adams's law ...
African American Religion.

African American Religion.  

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The religious beliefs of so large and diverse a population cannot be unified into a single, artificial scheme. The African dispersion has now mingled with many other sources, and black ...
African Diaspora

African Diaspora  

[This entry contains two subentries dealing with the African diaspora, from the origins of slave trade through nineteenth-century America. The first article focuses on the evolution and criticism of ...
African-American troops

African-American troops  

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Variously called negro, coloured, and black, the history of African-American soldiers is that of US race relations in general. Even after the abolition of formal discrimination by colour, advancement ...
Agriculture and War

Agriculture and War  

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War and agriculture have often been intertwined during the nation's history. Although this usually involved arable land and farm production, there were times when agricultural trade was at issue.The ...
Agrippa Hull

Agrippa Hull  

(1759–1848) African-American Revolutionary War soldier, born in Northhampton, Massachusetts. Hull served as personal orderly to Gen. John Paterson and later to Gen. Tadeusz Kosciuszko. As such he ...
Albany Congress

Albany Congress  

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(1754)A congress of seven colonies convened by the British Board of Trade at Albany, a town in New York State, to concert defence against the French and pacify the Iroquois. It was at Albany that ...
Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton  

(c. 1757–1804)US Federalist politician. He served under George Washington as First Secretary of the Treasury (1789–95) and established the US central banking system. Hamilton was a prime mover behind ...
America

America  

The thirteen colonies later formed the United States of America. All except Georgia, founded in 1732, resulted from 17th‐cent. crown grants, mainly to companies or proprietors. Most were eventually ...
American Articles of War

American Articles of War  

A code of military law adopted by the Continental Congress in 1775, at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, to govern discipline and justice in the army. It was written ...
American independence war

American independence war (1775–83)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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By the Treaty of Paris in 1763, British fortunes in North America had reached their zenith. All threat of

American Literature

American Literature  

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This entry contains two subentries: An Overview, Sea FictionAmerican sea literature has roots in Greek, Roman, Irish, and Norse mythology, the Bible, and the English Renaissance, whenever humans have ...
American Revolution

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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Philosophes on both sides of the Atlantic believed that the American Revolution was the fulfillment of the Enlightenment. Building on

American Revolution

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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The American Revolution began as an internal conflict between Great Britain and its North American colonies. The revolution grew into

American Revolution

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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The historiographical debate over how radical the American Revolution was is an old one, but the belief that the war

American Revolution

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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2004
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When Great Britain virtually eliminated the French from North America with the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Seven Years'

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