Update
The Oxford Biblical Studies Online and Oxford Islamic Studies Online have retired. Content you previously purchased on Oxford Biblical Studies Online or Oxford Islamic Studies Online has now moved to Oxford Reference, Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, or What Everyone Needs to Know®. For information on how to continue to view articles visit the subscriber services page.
Dismiss

You are looking at 1-20 of 2,044 entries  for:

  • All: William Henry Brown x
clear all

View:

Overview

William Henry Brown

(fl. 1820s) African-American playwright and manager. Brown was a retired ship's steward from the West Indies who founded a pleasure garden for free blacks in New York in 1816. ...

Brown, William Henry

Brown, William Henry   Reference library

Peter Davis

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
111 words

..., William Henry (fl. 1820s) African-American playwright and manager . Brown was a retired ship's steward from the West Indies who founded a pleasure garden for free blacks in New York in 1816 . Called the African Grove, the facility featured occasional outdoor entertainments until officials closed it down in 1821 . Undaunted, Brown re-formed his troupe into the African Company and continued performances indoors. Fearing competition, the nearby Park Theatre , in cooperation with the city sheriff, had the theatre closed and Brown was forced to...

Brown, William Henry

Brown, William Henry   Reference library

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
112 words

..., William Henry (fl. 1820s) *African-American playwright and *manager . Brown was a retired ship's steward from the West Indies who founded a pleasure garden for free blacks in New York in 1816 . Called the African Grove, the facility featured occasional outdoor entertainments until officials closed it down in 1821 . Undaunted, Brown re-formed his troupe into the African Company and continued performances indoors. Fearing competition, the nearby Park Theatre, in cooperation with the city sheriff, had the theatre closed and Brown was forced to perform...

William Henry Brown

William Henry Brown  

Reference type:
Overview Page
(fl. 1820s)African-American playwright and manager. Brown was a retired ship's steward from the West Indies who founded a pleasure garden for free blacks in New York in 1816. Called ...
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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
5,134 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
1

...Anthony Henry—who worked at the press in Halifax for more than 40 years—launched two durable *almanac series, the second in German to compete with imports from Pennsylvania favoured by the ‘foreign Protestants’ settled in Nova Scotia by the British. When the *Stamp Act of 1765 required newspaper printers to use paper marked with a British tax stamp, Henry first complied but then showed opposition by framing the text with thick black mourning rules, a mockery he may have copied from the New England press. Quebec’s first printers, William *Brown and ...

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
6,163 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
1

...writers such as Garnet Walch and R. P. Whitworth . Marcus Clarke and ‘Rolf Boldrewood’ (Thomas Alexander Brown) began their careers as newspaper columnists, the precocious Clarke writing for Melbourne’s Australasian and Boldrewood for Sydney’s Australian Town and Country Journal . *Stenhouse , a Sydney lawyer, became the patron of a coterie of intellectuals that included Daniel Deniehy, editor of the Southern Cross ( 1859–60 ), and the poet Henry Kendall . Kendall and his contemporaries Charles Harpur and Adam Lindsay Gordon are renowned for...

Scottish Local and Family History

Scottish Local and Family History   Quick reference

David moody

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

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

...search for their historical identity ( Elizabeth Ewan and Maureen M. Meikle , Women in Scotland c.1100–c.1750 ( 1999 ). Women and crime feature strongly, partly because this is one area where they are visible and have voices in the historical record. See Yvonne Galloway Brown and Rona Ferguson (eds), Twisted Sisters: Women, Crime and Deviance in Scotland since 1400 (2002) . For genealogical work, several textbooks giving detailed guidance have appeared, the best of the most recent being Cecil Sinclair , Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide to...

Labour History

Labour History   Quick reference

John L. Halstead

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

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

...is Henry Pelling, A Short History of the Labour Party ( 1961 ), now brought up to date by Alastair J. Reid (12th edn, 2005 ); but a good single‐volume history of the party is Andrew Thorpe , A History of the British Labour Party (3rd edn, 2008 ). The distinctive 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 , ...

48 The History of the Book in America

48 The History of the Book in America   Reference library

Scott E. Casper and Joan Shelley Rubin

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
13,059 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
1

...of the 40 th parallel (1870–80), and John Wesley Powell ’s geological and ethnographic studies of the American west. At the same time, commercial publishers created niches by catering to the learned professions: *Little, Brown, & Co. , and Baker, Voorhis, & Co. in law books; Lea & Blanchard (successors to Mathew Carey’s firm), William Wood & Co., and P. Blakiston’s Sons in medical books. 3.3 Literacy and modes of reading Across the century, literacy rates rose in tandem with the spread of public schooling, especially in the northeast and northwest (today’s...

Land

Land   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
4,951 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...and rationalism of the Edinburgh Review , epitomized by the appearance of Henry *Brougham as a parliamentary candidate for Camelford in 1810 , reflected deep anxieties about a potential alliance of middle-class Rationalist intellectuals with a dissatisfied rural population. Wordsworth may have explicitly responded to the claims of the Spenceans in his defence of his version of ‘nature’—certainly Robert *Southey felt bound in 1817 to attack them at length in print. William *Blake , as a poet of London, and with links to communitarian traditions and...

12 The Economics of Print

12 The Economics of Print   Reference library

Alexis Weedon

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
7,076 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
1

...the 1890s , literary agencies had grown to become a separate and profitable business. In 1935 , Curtis Brown, the international *literary agent , wrote that the days of the ‘good, kind, old-fashioned publisher who used to take over all of his author’s rights and re-sell at 50 per cent’ had gone. Successful literary properties commanded ‘so many widely varied markets and such intricate contracts’ that successful authors needed a business manager (Brown, 239–40). In the 1920s , *serialization rights and *translation rights usually brought in a lump sum,...

The Four Gospels in Synopsis

The Four Gospels in Synopsis   Reference library

Henry Wansbrough

The Oxford Bible Commentary

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
30,113 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...between them. His conclusion, published in 1789, was that Mark was nothing but a combination of Matthew and Luke. The same conclusion had been reached slightly earlier by the little-known Oxford scholar Henry Owen in 1764, so that this view is sometimes called the Owen–Griesbach hypothesis. It later fell into obscurity, but has been revived by William R. Farmer in 1964, and has since become known strictly as the Two-Gospel Hypothesis. For brevity and to avoid confusion it will here be named the Griesbach theory. The theory is that the first gospel to be...

Names

Names   Reference library

Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
3,961 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...nor should others refer to him that way without good reason. That's what the etiquette mavens have long said—e.g.: • “A gentleman who represents the head of the senior branch of his family is privileged to use a card engraved simply, ‘Mr. Brown.’” 1 Correct Social Usage 212 ( 1907 ) (suggesting that ‘Mr. Henry A. Brown Sr.’ does not properly exist). • “Senior cannot be used with a man's name. No matter how famous the son, he is junior to his father as long as his father is alive.” Millicent Fenwick , Vogue's Book of Etiquette 557 ( 1948 ). • “‘Senior’...

Henry Hedworth

Henry Hedworth  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Philosophy
(1626–1705)Henry Hedworth was born in Chester-le-Street, Durham and died in London. Details of his education are unknown, although he was skilled in Latin and Greek and seems to have ...
William Henry Moody

William Henry Moody  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
Associate Justice, 1906–10• Born: Dec. 23, 1853, Newbury, Mass.• Education: Harvard College, A.B., 1876; Harvard Law School, 1876–77• Previous government service: city solicitor, Haverhill, Mass., ...
African Company

African Company  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Repertory theatre in New York, founded in 1816 by William Henry Brown, who in 1822 constructed a 300-seat theatre in Greenwich Village. The actor James Hewlett, whose career outlasted the ...
William Carroll

William Carroll  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Philosophy
(fl. 1705–11)Although William Carroll (or Carrol) remains an obscure figure, it is evident from his writings that he was an Irishman who came to England and established close Oxford ...
William Johnson Fox

William Johnson Fox  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Philosophy
(1786–1864)William Johnson Fox was born in Wrentham in north Suffolk on 1 March 1786 and died on 3 June 1864; he was buried in Brompton. The son of strict ...
William Smellie

William Smellie  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Philosophy
(1740–95)William Smellie was born in the Pleasance, Edinburgh and died in Edinburgh on 24 June 1795. He was descended from six generations of stonemasons and raised in the strict ...
John Brown Russwurm

John Brown Russwurm  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(b. 1799; d. 1851) an African American journalist, reformer, and politician.John Brown Russwurm was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica, to a white merchant, John Russwurm, and an unidentified black ...
Henry C. Wright

Henry C. Wright  

(b. 29 August 1797; d. 16 August 1870), an abolitionist, pacifist, and reformer.Henry Clarke Wright was born in Sharon, Connecticut. His father, Seth, a Revolutionary War veteran, farmer, and ...

View: