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This edited work explores the Black experience in the British Isles from Roman times to the present day. The detailed timeline charts key dates for people and events from the 2nd century AD to the 21st century.
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British and Commonwealth History; General and Reference Works
60 v. : ill. ; 26 cm. + Index of contributors (473 p. ; 26 cm.)
  • v. 1. Aaron-Amory
  • v. 2. Amos-Avory
  • v. 3. Avranches-Barnewall
  • v. 4. Barney-Bellasis
  • v. 5. Belle-Blackman
  • v. 6. Blackmore-Bowyer
  • v. 7. Box-Browell
  • v. 8. Brown-Burstow
  • v. 9. Burt-Capon
  • v. 10. Cappe-Chancellor
  • v. 11. Chandler-Cleeve
  • v. 12. Clegg-Const
  • v. 13. Constable-Crane
  • v. 14. Cranfield-Dalwood
  • v. 15. Daly-Dewar
  • v. 16. Dewes-Dryland
  • v. 17. Drysdale-Ekins
  • v. 18. Ela-Fancourt
  • v. 19. Fane-Flatman
  • v. 20. Flattisbury-Freston
  • v. 21. Freud-Gibbard
  • v. 22. Gibbes-Gospatric
  • v. 23. Goss-Griffiths
  • v. 24. Grigg-Hanboys
  • v. 25. Hanbury-Hay
  • v. 26. Haycock-Hichens
  • v. 27. Hickeringill-Hooper
  • v. 28. Hooppell-Hutcheson
  • v. 29. Hutchins-Jennens
  • v. 30. Jenner-Keayne
  • v. 31. Kebell-Knowlys
  • v. 32. Knox-Lear
  • v. 33. Leared-Lister
  • v. 34. Liston-McAlpine
  • v. 35. Macan-Macpherson --v. 36. Macquarie-Martin
  • v. 37. Martindale-Meynell
  • v. 38. Meyrick-Morande
  • v. 39. Morant-Murray
  • v. 40. Murrell-Nooth
  • v. 41. Norbury-Osborn --v. 42. Osborne-Pate
  • v. 43. Patel-Phelips --v. 44. Phelps-Poston
  • v. 45. Pote-Randles
  • v. 46. Randolph-Rippingille
  • v. 47. Rippon-Rowe
  • v. 48. Rowell-Sarsfield
  • v. 49. Sartorius-Sharman
  • v. 50. Sharp-Smiles
  • v. 51. Smillie-Sprott
  • v. 52. Spruce-Strakosch
  • v. 53. Strang-Taylor
  • v. 54. Taylour-Tonneys
  • v. 55. Tonson-Usher
  • v. 56. Usk-Wallich
  • v. 57. Walliers-Walles
  • v. 58. Wellesley-Wilkinson
  • v. 59. Wilks-Wolman
  • v. 60. Wolmark-Zuylestein.
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is a collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of men and women who have shaped all aspects of the British past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000. The stories of these lives - told in substantial, authoritative, and readable articles - have been published simultaneously in 60 print volumes and online. Inclusive - Authoritative - Unique The original DNB was conceived in 1882 by George Smith, publisher of the Brontes and Trollope, and first edited by Virginia Woolf's father, Sir Leslie Stephen. The editorial policy of the original DNB was remarkably inclusive: any person of note could be included who had lived in, or had a significant connection with the British Isles. The Oxford DNB takes a similarly inclusive approach: subjects range from the great and the good to the popular, pioneering, eccentric, notorious, and downright criminal. In 'national' scope the pragmatic approach of the original DNB has been retained.The Oxford DNB covers people born in the British Isles; it also includes inhabitants of the USA and Commonwealth countries before independence, many British-born people whose main impact was made overseas, and many who were born elsewhere but whose impact within the United Kingdom was substantial. Everyone included in the old dictionary is in the Oxford DNB but all their biographies have been revised or completely rewritten to reflect modern scholarship. A further 13,500 lives of new subjects broadens the coverage of previously neglected areas in all periods. These include many articles on women and twentieth-century subjects as well as previously under-represented fields such as business and science. Over 1800 people who died between 1991 and 2000 have also been included for the first time. In order to ensure a well-balanced view of a subject we do not include any biographies of people that are still living.Owing to its accessible and authoritative coverage, the Oxford DNB will appeal to a wide readership: from scholarly researchers to university, college, and school students, professional writers to general readers of biography, local and family historians to librarians, archivists, and curators. It is the essential biographical and historical resource for all major libraries. Editorial excellence Like the Oxford English Dictionary the project springs from a remarkable partnership between publisher and scholars. The Oxford DNB is constituted as a research and publishing project of the University of Oxford, with research funding from the British Academy, and all other funding and resources from Oxford University Press. The editor is Professor Brian Harrison (Professor of Modern British History, University of Oxford) who succeeded the founding editor, the late Professor H. C. G. Matthew FBA, in January 2000. Over 30 in-house research scholars, 12 external consultant editors and 400 associate editors made recommendations about new subjects and specialist authors, and reviewed completed work for academic quality.The large community of people contributing to the Oxford DNB is spread around the world and made up of 10,000 academic and non-academic authors. The largest selection of national portraiture ever published The Oxford DNB contains 10,000 portrait illustrations, each shown next to the relevant biography. This special project was completed in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery in London. Drawing on the National Portrait Gallery's own collections and a wide range of other sources, a specialist research team has assembled the largest selection of national portraiture ever published. Images chosen for reproduction range from paintings, drawings, and sculpture to photographs, medals, and death masks.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198614111 20160528
This volume provides an alphabetical list of the 10,000 contributors to the "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography", and gives details of the articles they have contributed to the work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198614135 20160528
Green Library
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British and Commonwealth History
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"Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963 provides complete coverage of the Cabinet conclusions (minutes) (CAB 128) and memoranda (CAB 129) of Harold Macmillan's government, plus selected minutes and memoranda of policy committees (CAB 134)."
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British and Commonwealth History; Sociology
This resource includes essays on British social history collected between 1937 and 1972 during a project called the Mass Observation. The archives also include photographs, file reports, diaries, day surveys and links to other sites. Topic collections include: Film, reading habits, dreams, religion, victory celebrations, capital punishment, smoking habits, drinking habits, gambling, posters, Britain Can Make it Exhibition 1946, reconstruction, family planning, sexual behaviour, Beveridge social surveys, music, dancing and jazz, propaganda and morale, conscientious objection and pacifism, holidays, newspaper reading, anti-semitism, industry, leisure and sport.
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British and Commonwealth History; American History
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1 online resource
The Confidential Print series, issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970 consists of the most important internal papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices (FCO). These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked 'Confidential Print' were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad. The "Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961" collection consists of the "Confidential Print" FCO documents for the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
This collection covers a broad sweep of history from 1824-1961, taking in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. Issued by the Foreign and Colonial Offices since 1820, included are the following classes from The National Archives, Kew in their entirety: CO 880/1-32: North America, 1839-1914 (primarily focused on Canada); CO 884/1-38: West Indies, 1826-1961 (focuses on the Caribbean); FO 414/1-278: North America, 1824-1941; FO 461/1-13: America, 1942-1956; FO 462/1-10: USA, 1947-1956.