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Ableman v. Booth; United States v. Booth

Ableman v. Booth; United States v. Booth  

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21 How. (62 U.S.) 506 (1859), argued 19 Jan. 1859, decided 7 Mar. 1859 by vote of 9 to 0; Taney for the Court. In the spring of 1854, Benjamin S. Garland, a slaveowner from Missouri, went to ...
Acts of Union

Acts of Union  

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Laws that cemented the political union of Great Britain and Ireland. Following the complete subjugation of Wales by 1284, the Statute of Rhuddlan, never submitted to a formal Parliament, sanctioned ...
Air and Space Defense

Air and Space Defense  

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Recognizing that the two great oceans that had protected the United States from invasion for more than a century could now, at least in theory, be overcome through aerial assault ...
Air Vice-Marshal Clifford McEwen

Air Vice-Marshal Clifford McEwen  

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(1896–1967),First World War Canadian fighter ace who by 1941 had reached the rank of air commodore. After commanding the 1st (Maritime) Group of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) ...
Alexander Mackenzie

Alexander Mackenzie  

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(1822–92)Canadian statesman. After the creation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867 he became leader of the Liberal opposition in the first House of Commons. One of the dominant figures of Canada's ...
amateur theatricals of Dickens

amateur theatricals of Dickens  

Dickens's first piece of writing, Misnar, Sultan of India, was a drama based very closely on his favourite childhood reading, The Arabian Nights. Fairly certainly, its 9-year-old author wrote it not ...
Andrew George Latta McNaughton

Andrew George Latta McNaughton  

(1887–1966).Born in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, McNaughton, after studying electrical engineering at McGill, joined the university as an instructor. He also pursued a career in the militia, joining in ...
Angus Macdonald

Angus Macdonald  

(1890–1954),Liberal premier of Nova Scotia who became Canadian minister of national defence for naval services in 1940, overseeing the expansion of the Royal Canadian Navy and its escort forces ...
arctic Warfare

arctic Warfare  

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Characterized by subzero temperatures, rapidly shifting weather fronts, and vast expanses of tundra or icefields, the arctic is an especially hostile environment in which to conduct combat ...
Australia

Australia  

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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchyAustralia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest island—is dominated by a ...
awards

awards  

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In most countries distinguished dance artists are honoured by national awards and decorations. For example, in Britain Ashton was appointed to the Order of Merit in 1977 and in the USSR Ulanova was ...
base

base  

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N.1 a locality from which operations are projected or supported.2 an area or locality containing installations that provide logistic or other support.3 a home airfield or home carrier.[...]
Black Abolitionists

Black Abolitionists  

Historians acknowledge the existence of “two abolitionisms” in the antebellum United States—one black, one white. Although black and white abolitionists shared similar views about the moral evil of ...
Black Separatism

Black Separatism  

After 1820, when the political climate in the United States began to turn more strongly against black people, black separatism and full integration into American society were the two main ...
Black Uplift

Black Uplift  

African American activists in the antebellum and post–Civil War eras invoked a language and political strategy of black uplift or elevation. Composed of ideas and actions about physical, mental, or ...
British North America Act

British North America Act  

(1867)A British Act of Parliament establishing the Dominion of Canada. As the American Civil War drew to a close there were increasing fears in British North America of US expansionist ambitions. In ...
Burns clubs

Burns clubs  

Are societies devoted to the life and work of Robert Burns. The earliest meeting of devotees of Burns took place in the summer of 1801, only five years after the ...
Canada Act

Canada Act  

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An Act of Parliament passed by the British Parliament to sever Canada's remaining legislative dependence on the UK. The Canada Act 1982 (UK) contains a translation of the text into ...
Canadian Mutual Aid

Canadian Mutual Aid  

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The Canadian equivalent of American Lend-Lease, though the proportion of Canada's budget that was allotted to it was very much larger than that allotted by the USA to Lend-Lease. It ...
Catharine Parr Traill

Catharine Parr Traill  

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(1802–99).Born in Kent, England, Catharine Strickland spent her first thirty years in rural Suffolk, whence her father retired after a successful docks management and importing career on the Thames. ...

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