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architecture

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The term given to an organization's information technology platform, structure and process but increasingly used as a way of explaining complex marketing concepts and functions, for example ‘brand ...
balcony

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A platform projecting from the surface of the wall of a building, normally placed before windows or openings and protected by a railing or balustrade. Also an upper floor projecting into an ...
Bam

Bam  

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Town in the province of Kirman, southern Iran, on an important route skirting the southern fringes of the Dasht-i Lut Desert. The old walled city was founded in the Sasanian ...
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.[...]
Campaign Against Racial Discrimination

Campaign Against Racial Discrimination  

Group set up in 1965 to campaign against racism in Britain. Britain had entered testing phase in the immediate post‐Second World War period: the black population had increased enormously, and ...
City Planning.

City Planning.  

City planning arose early in American life. European colonizers designed St. Augustine (Spain, 1565), New Amsterdam (Holland, 1625–1626), Williamsburg (England, 1699), and New Orleans (France, 1722) ...
Great Society

Great Society  

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The Great Society is the name that President Lyndon Baines Johnson gave to the outpouring of social and economic policies enacted in the United States during the 1960s. New initiatives ...
Irish immigration

Irish immigration  

Large‐scale migration from Ireland to Scotland expanded rapidly from c.1800 because of declining opportunities in Ireland and growing labour demands from Scottish agriculture and manufacturing. By ...
John Wheatley

John Wheatley  

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(b. Bonmahon, Ireland, 18 May 1869; d. Glasgow, 12 May 1930)British; Minister of Health 1924 A labourer's son, Wheatley was brought up in Lanarkshire, left elementary school at 11 and worked first in ...
Life Stages.

Life Stages.  

Research on the historical meaning and importance of different life stages is relatively recent, A growing interest in family history from the early 1960s on resulted in studies of the ...
living standards

living standards  

1. to 1700;2. 1700–1800;3. 1800 onwards;4. the old and new Poor Laws;5. housing: 1770s onwards.1. to 1700;2. 1700–1800;3. 1800 onwards;4. the old and new Poor Laws;5. housing: 1770s onwards.[...]
Military Families

Military Families  

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“If the Army had wanted you to have a wife, it would have issued you one!” This often quoted dictum reflects a historical truth: until recently, military families have been ...
Mortgage Banks

Mortgage Banks  

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Already in ancient Greece, real estate (usually land) served as a guarantee to secure the repayment of loans. In contrast to commercial credit, it took a very long time before ...
Other America, The.

Other America, The.  

The Other America: Poverty in the United States (1962) was written by Michael Harrington (1928–1989), a young socialist whose first encounter with poverty had come during the two years he ...
Postwar reconstruction

Postwar reconstruction  

Was the term applied to the plans of the Curtin and Chifley governments (1941–49) to provide a new postwar economic and social order. The prewar record of private enterprise and ...
‘Race’ riots, 1919

‘Race’ riots, 1919  

The so‐called ‘race’ riots of 1919, which broke out in Glasgow, South Shields, Salford, Hull, London, Liverpool, and the South Wales ports of Cardiff, Newport, and Barry, were some of ...
Robert F. Wagner

Robert F. Wagner  

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• Born: June 8, 1877, Nastatten, Germany• Political party: Democrat• Education: College of the City of New York, graduated, 1898; New York Law School, graduated, 1900• Senator from New York ...
Roman Catholic community

Roman Catholic community  

Catholicism in Scotland in the 19th century underwent four revolutions; geographic, numerical, organizational, and spiritual. It changed out of all recognition in becoming a major urban presence from ...
rural settlement

rural settlement  

A group of houses in the countryside, which can take the form of a dispersed settlement, a hamlet, or a village. See also urban settlement.
Scottish Office

Scottish Office  

The founding of the Scottish Office in 1885 began a process of administrative reorganization and consolidation. Prior to that date and for some time thereafter, Scottish central administration was ...

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