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Jack Sisson

(1743?–1821) African-American Revolutionary War soldier. Also known as Tack Sisson, Guy Watson, or Prince, little information is available about Jack Sisson before July 1777, when he ...

Sisson, Jack

Sisson, Jack (1743?–1821)   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

..., Jack ( 1743?–1821 ) African - American Revolutionary War soldier . Also known as Tack Sisson , Guy Watson , or Prince, little information is available about Jack Sisson before July 1777 , when he gained famed for his role in the abduction of Brig. Gen. Richard Prescott , British commander of Newport, Rhode Island. Recruited as one of forty volunteers by Lt. Col. William Barton , Sisson steered one of the whale boats carrying the detachment from Tiverton, Rhode Island and supposedly broke open a panel on the general's locked door by butting it...

Jack Sisson

Jack Sisson  

(1743?–1821) African-American Revolutionary War soldier. Also known as Tack Sisson, Guy Watson, or Prince, little information is available about Jack Sisson before July 1777, when he gained famed for ...
John Howard Sissons

John Howard Sissons  

(1892–1969).Born in Orillia, Ontario, Jack Sissons worked his way through Queen's and then articled in Alberta precisely so that he could be a pioneer. He practised 25 years in ...
Sissons, John Howard

Sissons, John Howard (1892–1969)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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188 words

..., John Howard ( 1892–1969 ). Born in Orillia, Ontario, Jack Sissons worked his way through Queen's and then articled in Alberta precisely so that he could be a pioneer. He practised 25 years in the Peace River country and was a Liberal MP, 1940–5 , before being appointed to the bench in southern Alberta in 1946 . In 1955 he accepted the post of first judge of the territorial court of the Northwest Territories. Beyond the age when many retire, Sissons and his wife Frances started over in Yellowknife. Never secretive about his disdain for...

Biography and memoirs in English

Biography and memoirs in English   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.)

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2006
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Literature
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... A Canadian millionaire: the life and business times of Sir Joseph Flavelle, Bart. 1858–1939 ( 1978 ); journalism by Murray Donnelly's Dafoe of the Free Press ( 1969 ); and education by Clara Thomas's Ryerson of Upper Canada ( 1969 ), which was preceded by C. B. Sisson's Egerton Ryerson: his life and letters (2 vols, 1937–47 ). The life of crime found its way early into Canadian biography with a curious work by Walter Bates , The mysterious stranger ( 1817 ), a life of the horse thief Henry Moon. A good latter-day example of this genre...

Asians and Asian Americans and the Performing Arts Prior to World War II

Asians and Asian Americans and the Performing Arts Prior to World War II   Reference library

Krystyn R. Moon

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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2020
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Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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...Library of Congress. 8. Krystyn Moon , “Paper Butterflies: Japanese Acrobats in Mid-Nineteenth-Century New England,” in Asian Americans in New England: Culture and Community , ed. Monica Chiu (Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2009), 66–90; and Daivd C. S. Sissons , “Japanese Acrobatic Troupes Touring Australasia, 1867–1900,” Australasian Drama Studies 35 (1999): 73–107. 9. “‘Freaks’ from India,” New York Times (March 28, 1896), 9. Sometimes, African Americans pretended to be South Asian on the stage, making it difficult for scholars...

Anonymous

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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2012
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Quotations
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..., in Observer 20 February 1949 best defence against the atom bomb best defence against the atom bomb But this is terrible— they've elected a Labour Government, and the country will never stand for that! unidentified lady diner in the Savoy Hotel, 26 July 1945 Michael Sissons and Philip French (eds.) The Age of Austerity 1945–51 (1964) they've elected a labour Government A community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many not the few, where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe…in which the enterprise of the...

William Shakespeare

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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2011
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17,555 words

...is No better than a sty? … O! withered is the garland of the war, The soldier's pole is fall'n; young boys and girls Are level now with men; the odds is gone, And there is nothing left remarkable Beneath the visiting moon. IV.xv.67. Cleopatra laments Antony's death. Rosemary Anne Sisson entitled a novel Beneath the Visiting Moon (1986) As You Like It 1598 I will tell you the beginning, and if it please your ladyships, you may see the end, for the best is yet to do. I.ii.104. Le Beau. Hence, Beginning , the title of an autobiography (1989) by the youthful...

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