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(1728–1807), born in England, came to Massachusetts (1770) out of sympathy for the American cause. To collect materials for a contemporary history he hobnobbed with leading ...

United States of America

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David L. Weis, Patricia Barthalow Koch, Diane Baker, Sandy Bargainnier, Sarah C. Conklin, Martha Cornog, Richard Cross, Marilyn Fithian, Jeannie Forrest, Andrew D. Forsythe, Robert T. Francoeur, Barbara Garris, Patricia Goodson, William E. Hartmann, Robert O. Hawkins, Linda L. Hendrixson, Barrie J. Highby, Ariadne (Ari) Kane, Sharon E. King, Robert Morgan Lawrence, Brenda Love, Charlene L. Muehlenhard, Raymond J. Noonan, Miguel A. Pérez, Timothy Perper, Helda L. Pinzón-Pérez, Carol Queen, Herbert P. Samuels, Julian Slowinski, William Stackhouse, William R. Stayton, Mitchell S. Tepper, Raymond J. Noonan, Robert T. Francoeur, Mark O. Bigler, Walter Bockting, Peggy Clarke, Sarah C. Conklin, Al Cooper, Martha Cornog, Susan Dudley, Warren Farrell, James R. Fleckenstein, Robert T. Francoeur, Patricia Goodson, Erica Goodstone, Karen Allyn Gordon, Eric Griffin-Shelley, Robert W. Hatfield, Loraine Hutchins, Michael Hyde, Ariadne (Ari) Kane, Patricia Barthalow Koch, John Money, Charlene L. Muehlenhard, Raymond J. Noonan, Miguel A. Pérez, Helda L. Pinzón-Pérez, William Prendergast, Ruth Rubenstein, Herbert P. Samuels, William Taverner, David L. Weis, C. Christine Wheeler, and Walter L. Williams

Contiuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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2010
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... Karen Allyn Gordon , M.P.H., Ph.D. (cand.), Eric Griffin-Shelley , Ph.D. , Robert W. Hatfield , Ph.D., Loraine Hutchins , Ph.D., Michael Hyde , M.F.A., Ph.D. (cand.), Ariadne (Ari) Kane , Ed.D., Patricia Barthalow Koch , Ph.D., John Money , Ph.D., Charlene L. Muehlenhard , Ph.D., Raymond J. Noonan , Ph.D., Miguel A. Pérez , Ph.D., Helda L. Pinzón-Pérez , Ph.D., William Prendergast , Ph.D., Ruth Rubenstein , Ph.D., Herbert P. Samuels , Ph.D., William Taverner , ...

Gordon, William

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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Literature
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106 words

..., William ( 1728–1807 ), born in England, came to Massachusetts ( 1770 ) out of sympathy for the American cause. To collect materials for a contemporary history he hobnobbed with leading figures, but his book was too outspoken to be published in England or America. It was entirely recast before being printed in London as The History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment of the Independence of the United States of America ( 1788 ). Probably some 100 of the most offensive pages were stricken from the manuscript, and plagiarized sections from Dodsley 's...

Gordon, George William

Gordon, George William (1820–1865 )   Reference library

Swithin Wilmot

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

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2016
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...Gordon, George William (c. 1820–1865  ), a mulatto merchant and planter , was a passionate advocate for the rights of freed people in early post-slavery Jamaica. He was summarily tried and executed after the Morant Bay Rebellion in October 1865 . Gordon was born into slavery sometime between 1817 and 1820 , the son of Joseph Gordon, a Scotsman who owned or managed several coffee plantations, livestock pens, and sugar estates, and an enslaved black woman on Joseph Gordon’s Cherry Garden estate in the St. Andrew foothills overlooking Kingston. This...

Gordon, William James

Gordon, William James (1864–1922)   Reference library

Richard Smith

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

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2016
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...Gordon, William James ( 1864–1922 ), soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross , was born on 19 May 1864 in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, later renowned as the birthplace of Marcus Garvey and site of the earliest European settlement in Jamaica. On 9 July 1885 Gordon enlisted as a private soldier in the First West India Regiment, initially for twelve years’ service, the maximum permitted by the 1870 Enlistment Act, introduced under the army reforms of Viscount Edward Cardwell. These circumstances suggest that Gordon viewed a long-term army career as an...

Gordon, Charles William

Gordon, Charles William (1860–1937)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
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Literature
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1,978 words

...by M. Vipond ; and ‘Ralph Connor and the Canadian identity’ by J. Lee Thompson and John H. Thompson in Queen's Quarterly 79 (Summer 1972). The short biography Charles William Gordon (1981) by Keith Wilson is authoritative. Charles W. Gordon (‘Ralph Connor’) and his works (1988) by John Lennox provides a useful overview. The man from Glengarry (1993, Afterword by Alison Gordon ) and Glengarry school days (1993, Afterword by John Lennox ) are both available in the New Canadian Library . In the United States, Lightyear Press has kept Black Rock, The...

STABLES, (William) Gordon

STABLES, (William) Gordon (1840–1910)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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141 words

...STABLES, (William) Gordon ( 1840–1910 ) Regular contributor to The Boy’s Own Paper and author of many children’s books. He was born in Scotland, became a naval surgeon, and served on a whaler in polar regions. After he was invalided out of the service in the 1870s he began to write for boys, and was soon closely associated with the BOP , to which he contributed adventure stories , articles on animals and other subjects, and an ‘Advice’ column. In his later years he became known to Fleet Street for his wearing of full Highland dress. Typical titles of his...

William Gordon

William Gordon  

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(1728–1807),born in England, came to Massachusetts (1770) out of sympathy for the American cause. To collect materials for a contemporary history he hobnobbed with leading figures, but his book ...
Charles William Gordon

Charles William Gordon  

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(1860–1937).Born on Indian lands, Glengarry County, Canada West, Gordon studied theology at Knox College in Toronto after graduating from the University of Toronto. The Presbytery of Calgary ordained ...
44 The History of the Book in Australia

44 The History of the Book in Australia   Reference library

Ian Morrison

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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6,163 words
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...& McDougall’s postal *directories (published from the 1850s to the 1970s ), Gordon & Gotch’s Australian Handbook and Almanac ( 1870–1906 ), and Bailliere’s *atlases , *gazetteers , and directories ( 1860s to 1880s ), have retained their value as sources for historical research. Among the notable figures in the Sydney trade were: William Maddock (active 1862–96 ), whose list included practical treatises on topics as diverse as billiards and animal husbandry; William Woolcott and J. R. Clarke (active 1850–95 ), who published music and scenic...

47 The History of the Book in Canada

47 The History of the Book in Canada   Reference library

Patricia Lockhart Fleming

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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5,134 words
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...the first local books to attract an international readership was Black Rock by Ralph Connor, the pen name of Charles Gordon, a young Presbyterian minister living in Winnipeg. Serialized in 1897 in a denominational paper, the novel was published the following year by Westminster in Toronto and by *Hodder & Stoughton in London. Since simultaneous American publication had not been arranged, the book was widely pirated in that country. Gordon remained in Winnipeg, while most of his later works were printed in the US or *stereotyped there for the Toronto...

The Two Noble Kinsmen

The Two Noble Kinsmen   Reference library

Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,335 words
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Oxford University Press
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... Shakespeare Quarterly , 46 (1995) Foakes, R. A. , ‘Tragicomedy and Comic Form’, in A. R. Braunmuller and J. C. Bulman (eds.), Comedy from Shakespeare to Sheridan (1986) Frey, C. H. (ed.), Shakespeare, Fletcher and ‘The Two Noble Kinsmen’ (1989) McMullan, Gordon , and Hope, Jonathan (eds.), The Politics of Tragicomedy: Shakespeare and After (1992) Magnusson, Lynne , ‘The Collapse of Shakespeare’s High Style in The Two Noble Kinsmen ’, English Studies in Canada 13 (1987) Thompson, Ann , in Shakespeare’s Chaucer: A Study of Literary...

45 The History of the Book in New Zealand

45 The History of the Book in New Zealand   Reference library

Shef Rogers

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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3,037 words
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Oxford University Press

...in print ( see 9 ). By 1815 , the Church Missionary Society (CMS) had produced a Maori *grammar and Maori *primers , printed in London and Sydney. In 1830 , at the Kerikeri Wesleyan settlement, the Revd William Yate printed Maori hymn sheets and a six-page Maori *catechism . The CMS further established the printed word in New Zealand when William Colenso arrived with a *Stanhope press in 1834 . Colenso overcame numerous technical problems to produce the New Testament in Maori in 1837 (the Old Testament was not fully translated until 1868 ) and...

Scottish Local and Family History

Scottish Local and Family History   Quick reference

David moody

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

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
5,622 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...attention in Scotland are public versus private policy, housing conditions, and suburban growth. The most comprehensive survey is that of Ian H. Adams , The Making of Urban Scotland ( 1978 ); other stimulating works include George Gordon and Brian Dicks (eds), Scottish Urban History ( 1983 ), George Gordon , Perspectives of the Scottish City ( 1985 ), and Sarah Govan (ed.), Medieval or Later Rural Settlement in Scotland: 10 Years On ( 2003 ). Sources are outlined in David Moody , Scottish Towns ( 1992 ). Strong Scottish contributions...

Revolution

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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5,734 words
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Oxford University Press

...by Spenceans and ultra-radicals, but there is no doubt that in so far as there was a national movement between 1817 and 1820 it was one united under a political leadership, notably Henry Hunt and John *Cartwright , and with a political press, notably William *Cobbett , T. J. *Wooler , and William *Hone , dedicated to a narrow agenda of *parliamentary reform . The British governing class and administrative state survived both the ideological and practical onslaught from radicalism and the drain on its resources caused by the war with France, but it...

Democracy

Democracy   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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5,165 words
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Oxford University Press

...see *class, 15 ]. Crowds could actually improve integration and social order on festive, ceremonial, and celebratory occasions, but during periods of heightened tension they could be more hostile and aggressive in support of economic protests and political demands. During the *Gordon riots of June 1780 London was out of control for several days, and the same thing happened in Birmingham in 1791 and in Bristol and Merthyr Tydfil in 1831 . In 1795–6 and 1800–1 Britain experienced the most serious and widespread food riots in its history, several...

All Is True

All Is True   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,792 words
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Oxford University Press

...Tree ( 1911 ) and an American one from Vitagraph ( 1912 ). The only sound film is BBC TV’s Henry the Eighth ( 1979 ). Anthony Davies Recent major editions Recent major editions Jay L. Halio (Oxford, 1999); A. R. Humphreys and C. M. S. Alexander (Penguin, 2006); Gordon McMullan (Arden, 2000) Some representative criticism Hoy, Cyrus , ‘The Shares of Fletcher and his Collaborators in the Beaumont and Fletcher Canon (VII)’, Studies in Bibliography 15 (1962) Jackson, MacD. P. , Studies in Attribution: Middleton and Shakespeare (1979) Lyne...

Policing

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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4,788 words
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Oxford University Press

...any seriousness. The authorities used troops to quell disturbances—often regular troops, sometimes volunteer yeomanry—and could swear in as many special constables as they felt the occasion required. This remained the case throughout the period. Troops were used to suppress the *Gordon riots in 1780 ; troops tried to catch the *Luddites in Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, and Lancashire in 1811–12 ; yeomanry and regulars charged into the crowd in St Peter's Fields in Manchester in 1819 , occasioning the *Peterloo massacre; troops and special constables...

Surnames

Surnames   Quick reference

David Hey

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
5,649 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...some of English or French origin, led the way, but the fashion for surnames filtered down slowly. New patronymic surnames with the addition of ‐son were still being formed in the 15th and early 16th centuries. Sometimes tenants and dependants of leading families such as the Gordons took the lord's surname as their own. In Gaelic‐speaking parts of Scotland surnames were often derived from clans rather than individual families. Such names were usually patronymics prefixed by Mac. After the failure of the 1745 rebellion Highland names became stable and...

Labour History

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John L. Halstead

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

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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5,401 words
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Oxford University Press

...features of the party outside England can be explored through Deian Hopkin , Duncan Tanner , and Chris Williams (eds), The Labour Party in Wales ( 2000 ); and much about Scotland will emerge from two enjoyable biographies, Patricia Hollis , Jennie Lee ( 1997 ), and Gordon Brown , Maxton ( 1986 , new edn, 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...

The Wisdom of Solomon

The Wisdom of Solomon   Reference library

William Horbury and William Horbury

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
21,675 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Prayers put forth by Authority during the Reign of Queen Elizabeth (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Collins, A. Yarbro (1985), ‘Aristobulus’, in Charlesworth (1983–5), ii. 831–6. Crenshaw, J. L. (1975), ‘The Problem of Theodicy in Sirach’, JBL 94: 47–64. Day, J., Gordon, R. P., and Williamson, H. G. M. (1995) (eds.), Wisdom in Ancient Israel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Deane, W. J. (1881), The Book of Wisdom (Oxford: Clarendon). Dumoulin, P. (1994), Entre la manne et l'eucharistie: Ètude de Sg 16, 15–17, 1a , Anbib 132 (Rome:...

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