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1919

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Novel by Dos Passos published in 1932. It is the second in the trilogy U.S.A. (collected 1938), including The 42nd Parallel (1930) and The Big Money (1936). Interspersed in the narrative ...

1919

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
Length:
359 words

... , novel by Dos Passos published in 1932 . It is the second in the trilogy U.S.A. (collected 1938 ), including The 42nd Parallel ( 1930 ) and The Big Money ( 1936 ). Interspersed in the narrative are brief biographies of John Reed , Randolph Bourne , Theodore Roosevelt , Paxton Hibben , Wilson J.P. Morgan , Joe Hill , Wesley Everest , and the Unknown Soldier. (For critical discussion, see Dos Passos .) Joe Williams deserts from the navy, gets a forged seaman's certificate, and sails on tankers and freighters across the Atlantic, continuing...

1919

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
Length:
281 words

...1919 , novel by Dos Passos published in 1932 . It is the second in the trilogy U.S.A. (collected 1938 ), including The 42nd Parallel ( 1930 ) and The Big Money ( 1936 ). Interspersed in the narrative are brief biographies of John Reed , Randolph Bourne , Theodore Roosevelt , Paxton Hibben , Wilson , J. P. Morgan , Joe Hill , Wesley Everest , and the Unknown Soldier. (For critical discussion, see Dos Passos .) Joe Williams deserts from the navy and sails on tankers and freighters across the Atlantic, although several times jailed and aboard torpedoed...

‘Race’ riots, 1919

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The Oxford Companion to Black British History

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History, Regional and National History
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1,092 words

...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 the most serious and sustained incidents of public disorder in 20th‐century Britain. During the 1919 riots, white working‐class crowds targeted black sailors, their families, and black‐owned businesses and property in these substantial British ports. Other black people, including military personnel and skilled workers, also came under attack from...

Steel Strike of 1919

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James D. Rose

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

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Current Version:
2013

...Strike of 1919 The steel strike of 1919 marked the unsuccessful culmination of efforts to unionize mass-production workers during World War I. War production increased steelworker unrest by worsening working conditions that were already poor. The twelve-hour day and seven-day workweek every other week became entrenched, and wages—which prior to the war were inadequate for most unskilled workers—barely kept pace with inflation. As the war influenced the industry's foreign-born workers to view the United States as their permanent home, they took to heart...

Versailles, Treaty of, 1919

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
532 words

...Treaty of, 1919 The Treaty of Peace of 28 June 1919 between the Allied and Associated Powers (the principal powers being the United States, the British Empire, France, Italy, and Japan) and Germany ( 225 C.T.S. 188 ) is the single most important and enduring instrument concluded at the end of World War I, peace being accepted on the basis of Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points . Part I (arts. 1–26) established the League of Nations ; Part II (arts. 27–30) set the Boundaries of Germany; Part III (arts. 31–117), the so-called Political Clauses for...

Egyptian Uprising of 1919

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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2008
Subject:
History
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1,039 words

...Uprising of 1919 . The Egyptian Uprising of 1919 —also called the Egyptian Revolution—broke out in early March 1919 . Demonstrations, boycotts, and riots spread sporadically throughout the country between 1919 and 1922 , uniting Egyptians of all classes and religions in a common struggle against imperialism. The revolutionaries responded to a colonial occupation that had lasted since 1882 and to unmet promises by the British to end Egypt's protectorate status at the end of World War I. The hardships endured by the Egyptian population during the...

Steel Strike of 1919.

Steel Strike of 1919.   Reference library

James D. Rose

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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

...Steel Strike of 1919. This strike marked the unsuccessful culmination of efforts to unionize mass-production workers during World War I . War production increased steelworker unrest by worsening already poor working conditions. The twelve-hour day and seven-day work week every other week became entrenched, and wages, inadequate prior to the war for most unskilled workers, barely kept pace with inflation. As the war influenced the industry's foreign-born workers to view the United States as their permanent home, they took to heart the wartime propaganda...

Eva Perón 1919–52

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2018
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Quotations
Length:
32 words

...Eva Perón 1919–52 I will return. And I will be millions. Anonymous inscription on the tomb of Eva Perón (1919–52), Buenos Aires I will return I will be ...

Treaty of Versailles (1919)

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A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in China

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
98 words

...Treaty of Versailles (1919) ( in relation to China ) An international agreement that marked the formal end of the First World War . As part of the negotiations, it transferred German-occupied portions of Shandong to Japanese control rather than back to China, which for many within China personified the country’s negative treatment by the international system during the century of humiliation . Protests against the Treaty led to the anti-imperialist 1919 May the Fourth Movement , inspired the 1921 formation of the Chinese Communist Party , and have...

Pan-African Congress of 1919

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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Current Version:
2010

...Congress of 1919 Major international gathering to promote worldwide black unity, held in Paris in 1919 . African American activist and writer W. E. B. Du Bois organized the Pan-African Congress in order to bring together Africans and leaders of nations involved in the African diaspora, and to promote the cause of African independence. Du Bois insisted that the conference be held in Paris in 1919 during the proceedings of the Paris Peace Conference, soon after World War I. He wanted Germany’s former colonies in eastern and southern Africa...

Lord Charles Beresford 1846–1919

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
82 words

...Lord Charles Beresford 1846–1919 He is one of those orators of whom it was well said, ‘Before they get up, they do not know what they are going to say; when they are speaking, they do not know what they are saying; and when they have sat down, they do not know what they have said.’ of Lord Charles Beresford Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965 British Conservative statesman , Prime Minister 1940–5, 1951–5 speech, House of Commons, 20 December...

1919 May the Fourth Movement

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A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in China

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
62 words

...1919 May the Fourth Movement A political and cultural undertaking. It grew from anti-imperialist protests by students in response to the Treaty of Versailles (1919) , and through its radicalization of Chinese intellectual thought was a major spur for nationalism and the creation of the Chinese Communist Party . See also century of humiliation ( bainian guochi ) ; Mao Zedong...

Nørgård, Edith (1919–89) and Ole(1925–78)

Nørgård, Edith (1919–89) and Ole(1925–78)   Reference library

Annemarie Lund

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Current Version:
2006

...Edith (1919–89) and Ole(1925–78) , Danish landscape architects, who worked with the surroundings of buildings and forming the landscape. The Nørgårds created not only some of the most exquisite Danish landscape architecture in the 1960s in gardens but also greater landscapes such as those for motorways, the reclamation of the gravel pit Hedeland ( 1978–96 ), the campuses around universities at the Technical University of Denmark and Amager University, the landscapes of Store Vejleå valley with Kongsholm Park, Vallensbæk Moat, and Herstedvester Lake....

Jaan Kenbrovin and William Kellette fl. 1919

Jaan Kenbrovin and William Kellette fl. 1919   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
26 words

...Jaan Kenbrovin and William Kellette fl. 1919 American songwriters I'm forever blowing bubbles. title of song (1919) I'm forever blowing bubbles I'm forever blowing ...

Giuseppe Giacosa 1847–1906 and Luigi Illica 1857–1919

Giuseppe Giacosa 1847–1906 and Luigi Illica 1857–1919   Quick reference

Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
41 words

...Giuseppe Giacosa 1847 – 1906 and Luigi Illica 1857 – 1919 Italian librettist s Che gelida manina. Your tiny hand is frozen. Rodolfo to Mimi La Bohème (1896) act 1; music by Puccini Your tiny hand is frozen Your tiny hand is ...

Giuseppe Giacosa 1847–1906 and Luigi Illica 1857–1919

Giuseppe Giacosa 1847–1906 and Luigi Illica 1857–1919   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
41 words

...Giuseppe Giacosa 1847 – 1906 and Luigi Illica 1857 – 1919 Italian librettist s Che gelida manina. Your tiny hand is frozen. Rodolfo to Mimi La Bohème (1896) act 1; music by Puccini Your tiny hand is frozen Your tiny hand is ...

Betty Comden 1919–2006 and Adolph Green 1915–2002

Betty Comden 1919–2006 and Adolph Green 1915–2002   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
51 words

...Betty Comden 1919 – 2006 and Adolph Green 1915 – 2002 New York, New York,—a helluva town. New York, New York (1945 song) helluva town New York, New York The party's over, it's time to call it a day. ‘The Party's Over’ (1956); see crosland party 's over call it a...

George Grossmith 1847–1912 and Weedon Grossmith 1854–1919

George Grossmith 1847–1912 and Weedon Grossmith 1854–1919   Quick reference

Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
63 words

...George Grossmith 1847 – 1912 and Weedon Grossmith 1854 – 1919 English writer s What's the good of a home if you are never in it? The Diary of a Nobody (1894) ch. 1 I left the room with silent dignity, but caught my foot in the mat. The Diary of a Nobody (1894) ch. 12 with silent dignity caught my foot in the...

George Grossmith 1847–1912 and Weedon Grossmith 1854–1919

George Grossmith 1847–1912 and Weedon Grossmith 1854–1919   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
109 words

...George Grossmith 1847 – 1912 and Weedon Grossmith 1854 – 1919 English writer s What's the good of a home if you are never in it? The Diary of a Nobody (1894) ch. 1 What's the good of a home I left the room with silent dignity, but caught my foot in the mat. The Diary of a Nobody (1894) ch. 12 with silent dignity caught my foot in the mat I am a poor man, but I would gladly give ten shillings to find out who sent me the insulting Christmas card I received this morning. The Diary of a Nobody (1894) ch. 13 insulting Christmas...

Betty Comden 1919–2006 and Adolph Green 1915–2002

Betty Comden 1919–2006 and Adolph Green 1915–2002   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
147 words

...Betty Comden 1919 – 2006 and Adolph Green 1915 – 2002 New York, New York—a helluva town, The Bronx is up but the Battery's down. The authors reworked the lyric slightly for the 1949 film of On the Town , bowdlerizing “helluva town” as “wonderful town.” New York, New York , 1945 Why, O why, O why-o Why did I ever leave Ohio, Why did I wander To see what lies yonder When life was so happy at home? This terrific musical, composed by Leonard Bernstein, was based on the 1941 play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, which was...

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