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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

Hawarden kite

Hawarden kite   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
78 words

...'s son Herbert that his father was about to declare his support for Irish home rule . Gladstone, then privately entreating the Tories to take up the home rule issue, immediately repudiated the statement when it appeared in the London press on 17 December 1885 , but failed to dispel the impression that he had inspired it. The kite served to clarify the division in British politics on the home rule question. James...

Van Diemen's land

Van Diemen's land   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
127 words

...this took place in 1856 . The colony's name was changed to Tasmania in 1853 . This move was strongly supported by Rev. John West , a leader of the anti-transportation movement, who used the word Tasmania in the title of his 1852 history in the expectation that it would dispel the notoriety associated with convictism and penal servitude. Helen...

Grey, Sir Edward

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
235 words

...secretary ( December 1905–December 1916 , the longest continuous tenure of that office) that he has attracted the interest of historians. He gained his first experience in the Foreign Office under Lord Rosebery in the mid‐1890s. As foreign secretary himself Grey quickly dispelled fears that a Liberal government might weaken Britain's role in the world. In the Moroccan crisis with Germany ( 1905–6 ), he went further than his predecessor by agreeing to precautionary military staff talks with France. He also overcame the doubts of some cabinet colleagues to...

Merriman‐Labor, Augustus

Merriman‐Labor, Augustus   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Black British History

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Subject Reference
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History, Regional and National History
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274 words

...the anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade, and they laid wreaths on abolitionists' memorials in Westminster Abbey. His novel Britons Through Negro Spectacles was published in London in 1909 . This had first been serialized in a Freetown newspaper, and aimed to dispel the inflated and romantic ideas that his fellow Creoles had of Britain. He commented on abuse and insults hurled at him in the street, the racial discrimination practised by some landladies, and sensational and distorted reporting in newspapers. He was still in London in 1913 ...

Common Sense

Common Sense   Reference library

Willi Paul Adams

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
350 words

...was published in February by the Philadelphia printers Melchior Steiner and Carl Cist . This wide distribution, together with newspaper excerpts, made Common Sense the single most influential pamphlet of the Revolutionary War . In rousing agitator's rhetoric, Paine dispelled as a myth the “balanced,” liberty-protecting character of the British constitution. Hereditary monarchy and aristocracy were absurd, Paine argued, and irreconcilable with the natural equality of human beings. The colonists could not seriously hope for a permanent reconciliation...

Bunker Hill, Battle of

Bunker Hill, Battle of   Reference library

Donald R. Lennon

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
304 words

...Bunker Hill, Battle of ( 1775 ). The Battle of Bunker Hill, fought on 17 June 1775 , helped to dispel the British view that rebellious American colonists would flee when faced with British army professionals. After the engagements at Lexington and Concord, volunteer forces assembled around Boston , headquarters of the British army. Fearing that the British would fortify strategic locations adjoining the city, Boston's Committee of Safety on 16 June ordered New England troops into the Charlestown peninsula north of Boston, to fortify Bunker Hill. This...

Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission.   Reference library

J. Samuel Walker

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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443 words

...the safety of nuclear power and other civilian applications of nuclear energy. The NRC, headed by five commissioners appointed by the president of United States, began operations in January 1975 . Most of its staff members were holdovers from the AEC, but the new agency hoped to dispel the widespread public suspicion of the AEC by demonstrating its toughness as a regulator. This proved difficult, if not impossible. As the public debate over nuclear-power safety raged on, former critics of the AEC were not inclined to regard the NRC more charitably. The NRC's...

Venereal Disease.

Venereal Disease.   Reference library

Vern L. Bullough

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
494 words

...attack on prostitution, or “the social evil.” The influential American Medical Association actively supported this campaign. The New York City dermatologist Prince A. Morrow ( 1846–1914 ), a prominent figure in the venereal-disease field in the later part of his life, worked to dispel the silence surrounding these diseases and their spread. Only the elimination of prostitution, not just its regulation, Morrow insisted, would suffice. Because of the reformers' emphasis on sexual self-control, the U.S. Army during World War I resisted issuing prophylactics to...

Grolier, Codex

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
679 words
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...are a mixture of Maya, Toltec, Mixtec, and Borgia Group features. The aberrant numeration and topical focus of the Grolier Codex , along with its eclectic style and organization, led some scholars originally to question the manuscript's authenticity. However, later study has dispelled the strongest of these objections. The Grolier Codex likely came from a mixed culture, where Mayan and Mexican languages were spoken and where Maya and Mexican ideological traditions were enmeshed with each other. The awkward use of pseudo “ring numbers” and the dots...

Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana

Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
575 words

..., Gerardo Pérez , Patrick “Pato” Hebert, Terese Bravo , and Osa Hidalgo-de la Riva , to reflect on family politics in Latina and Latino culture. Through media such as painting, puppetry, digital art, video, and mixed media installation, Gender, Genealogy, and Counter-Memory dispelled the notion that to be gay or lesbian was to be antifamily while showing how alternative kinship networks were shaped by queer Latinos and Latinas as articulated in the work exhibited. Given its history, MACLA will continue playing a key role in the promotion of Latina and Latino...

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