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Black Seafarers

Black Seafarers  

Throughout the early modern era (1550–1830), blacks participated in the maritime trades and served in navies. By examining crew lists, port authority records, travel narratives, and autobiographies, ...
Gradual Emancipation

Gradual Emancipation  

In March 1780 the newly independent state of Pennsylvania passed “An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery.” This was the first statute in modern history (perhaps in the history ...
James Madison

James Madison  

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(1751–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman, 4th President of the USA (1809–17). Before taking office, he played a leading part in drawing up the US Constitution (1787) and proposed the Bill of ...
New Jersey

New Jersey  

The 2000 U.S. census indicates that New Jersey has 1,117,191 Latinos and Latinas, constituting 13.3 percent of New Jersey's total population. These numbers are surely undercounts because so many ...
patent

patent  

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A government authority or licence to an individual or organization conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to make, use, or sell some invention. Recorded from late ...
Pennsylvania

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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2005
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History, Regional and National History
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1,230 words

The history of Pennsylvania's contact with Latin America begins in Philadelphia, the port city that had strong commercial ties with

Pennsylvania

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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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In 1702 William Penn, the founder of the British colony of Pennsylvania, freed Yaff, a talented slave who had

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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African Americans, present among the earliest settlers of Pennsylvania, have played a diverse role in the state's history, and in

Pennsylvania

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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State in e USA; one of the Middle Atlantic states; the capital is Harrisburg. The chief cities are Philadelphia

Prince Saunders

Prince Saunders  

(b. c. 1775; d. February 1839), schoolteacher, author, and statesman in two Haitian governments.Saunders was born in Lebanon, Connecticut, around 1775 and baptized in Thetford, Vermont, in 1784. He ...
Quakers

Quakers  

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A Christian body that rejects the formal structures of creed and sacraments and usually of clergy and liturgy, emphasizing instead the individual's search for ‘inner light’. Founded by the Englishman ...
Robert N. C. Nix

Robert N. C. Nix  

(b. 9 August 1898; d. 22 June 1987),attorney, congressman, and civil rights activist. Robert Nelson Cornelius Nix was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He attended high school at New ...
William Penn

William Penn  

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(1644–1718),a Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania, was committed to the Tower in 1668 for publishing The Sandy Foundation Shaken (an attack on orthodox doctrines of the Trinity and the Atonement, and ...

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