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West Point

A U.S. military reservation on the Hudson River in Orange county, New York, United States. West Point Academy, also known as the U.S. Military Academy, has been on the site since 1802. ...

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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2011

... Point , the military academy in New York State. ‘Generals’ LS GRH Graham...

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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... Point , site on the western bank of the Hudson River, 45 miles north of New York City, of the U.S. Military Academy (founded 1802 ). The number of the present corps of cadets is more than 4000. During the Revolution, Washington's headquarters were at West Point ( 1779 ); and the following year, when Benedict Arnold was in command there, he plotted to deliver it to André . In addition to most of the distinguished officers of the U.S. Army, students at West Point have included Poe , G.H. Derby , and Whistler...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... Point a U.S. military reservation on the Hudson River in Orange county, New York, United States. West Point Academy, also known as the U.S. Military Academy , has been on the site since 1802 . In 1779 George Washington established his headquarters at West Point while trying to defend the Hudson River Valley from the British, and in 1780 Benedict Arnold unsuccessfully tried to betray the land to the...

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004

...unsuited to the unorthodox warfare at which he excelled. Engineering remained West Point's forte and its supreme expression was the on-time, under-budget construction of the Panama Canal by Goethals . Despite Superintendent MacArthur's 1919 effort to inject more life into the curriculum, leadership per se was not a specific subject before Eisenhower requested it in 1946 , which suggests he may have noted a deficiency in this area. Along with the military in general, West Point fell into popular disrepute during the Vietnam war , which had its Mahanite...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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West Point Story, The

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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... Point Story, The This 1950 musical film follows Broadway director Elwin ‘Bix’ Bixby ( James Cagney ) to the famed military academy, where his assistant and occasional girlfriend, Eve Dillon (Virginia Mayo), has convinced him he should help cadets put on a show. Bixby has to live as a cadet for a while, which, given that he is broke owing to a gambling habit, is better than starving. One of the recruits, Tom Fletcher ( Gordon MacRae ), has talent, and as he is the nephew of Broadway producer Harry Eberhart (Roland Winters), hiring him to star in a new show...

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A U.S. military reservation on the Hudson River in Orange county, New York, United States. West Point Academy, also known as the U.S. Military Academy, has been on the site since 1802.[...]
West Point Story

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This 1950 musical film follows Broadway director Elwin ‘Bix’ Bixby (James Cagney) to the famed military academy, where his assistant and occasional girlfriend, Eve Dillon (Virginia Mayo), has ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...slave-grown produce. It was, however, a remarkably complex commercial empire (so often misrepresented by the concept of a ‘triangular trade’), for each point of the trading system was linked to a much broader system of global trade. Stated crudely, the Atlantic slave empire was but one element of a massive global trading system which stretched from the furthest points of Asian commerce to the unknown point of enslavement in Africa, and on to the insecure frontier of the Americas. Africans, for example, were bartered for and purchased at those myriad spots on...

Britain and America: A Common Heritage

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George Redmonds

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...Yorkshire and Lancashire. The map for the Poor Law unions shows that most of the families had their homes in a triangle of land that straddles the county boundary, from Skipton and Bradford in the east to Burnley in the west. The furthest distance between these places is about 20 miles. We already know from George Redmonds , Yorkshire: The West Riding ( 1973 ), the first volume in the English Surnames Series, that Tillotson originated around 1370 in Cowling, a village at the very centre of the surname's distribution in 1881 . The two Tillotsons taxed there...

Landscape History: The Countryside

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H. S. A. Fox

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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... Post‐Medieval Landscapes . Meanwhile, in 2006 English Heritage published eight volumes in their England's Landscape series: Barry Cunliffe, The West ; Roger J. P. Kain , The South West ; Brian Short , The South East ; Tom Williamson , East Anglia ; D. A. Stocker , The East Midlands ; Della Hooke , The West Midlands ; Fred Aalen , The North East ; and Angus J. L. Winchester , The North West . Other fine overviews of the landscape from prehistoric times to the present day include I. G. Simmons , An Environmental History of Great Britain...

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...with limited distribution patterns pointing to a single‐family origin come from every category; for example, Cobbold and Jeffcock (patronymics), Bunyan and Daft (nicknames), and Arkwright and Frobisher (occupational). Stephen Archer's CD The British 19th Century Surname Atlas ( 2003 ) is an important new tool that provides maps showing the locations of every surname recorded in the 1881 census, arranged by counties and Poor Law unions (upon which census enumerators’ districts were based). It should be the starting point for enquiries into the history of...

47 The History of the Book in Canada

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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5,120 words
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...schools in Ontario and the West, isolated Quebec from the rest of Canada. New publishing houses in Montreal were largely nationalist, offering popular and patriotic works by French Canadians. In 1920s Toronto, three publishers were investing in books by Canadian authors: McClelland & Stewart; *Ryerson Press , established in 1919 to continue the trade list of the Methodist Book and Publishing House; and Macmillan of Canada. The Great Depression, which lingered through much of the 1930s , hit Canada hard, particularly in the West and among immigrants and...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...contained ten or twenty unforgettable paintings mixed with a surfeit of Verrocchio's and West's work, and ‘too many rubbishly pictures of kings and queens’. Hampton Court was regarded as the proper repository of the Raphael Cartoons, a series of seven large watercolour sketches of biblical events that had been executed by the Italian painter for tapestry designs. The Cartoons, which had been acquired by Charles I , were an aesthetic and political reference-point in the period's art writing. When George III removed the works from Hampton Court to his new...

Labour History

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John L. Halstead

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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... 2002 ). The bibliographies point to a large literature, which includes such scholarly work as the indefatigable G. D. H. Cole's A History of the Labour Party from 1914 ( 1948 ) to 1945 ; or, on the early period, K. D. Brown (ed.), The First Labour Party 1906–1914 ( 1985 ). Anyone preferring a biographical and in some ways more ‘popular’ approach might turn to Alan Hayworth and Dianne Hayter (eds), Men Who Made Labour: The PLP of 1906: The Personalities and the Politics ( 2006 ). For contrast and Labour's high point, see Kenneth O. Morgan , ...

Popular Culture

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Charles Phythian-Adams

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...was also one which allowed pugilists voluntarily to fight themselves to defeat or exhaustion without protective gloves. Within very broad limits indeed, animal suffering—from baiting to burial alive to fend off brucellosis—was thus effectively disregarded. There is, however, no point in reading modern values into the past. Humankind itself lived with the uncertainties of destitution, dearth, or disease and hence with the ever‐present apprehension of death and what might lie beyond it. This collective, tough culture, which ramified into every corner of daily...

11 The Technologies of Print

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...of thin white sheets of a uniform size and thickness ( see 10 ) was necessary for the development of printing in the West. By the 13 th century, paper was sufficiently common in western Europe that a decree forbidding its use for the writing of public records was issued in 1231 by the German Emperor Frederick II . Techniques for making paper evolved in China and spread along the land routes that brought silk and other goods to the West. The traditional date for the invention of paper made from mulberry bark, hemp, and rags is the start of the 2 nd ...

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