A People’S History Of The United States Vocabulary List

allegheny

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The sheriff of Allegheny County swore in as deputies five thousand employees of U.S. Steel who had not gone on strike, and announced that outdoor meetings would be forbidden.

antiaristocrat

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That might explain the character of their rebellion, not easily classifiable as either antiaristocrat or anti-Indian, because it was both.

appalachia

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The British, wooing the Indians, had declared Indian lands beyond the Appalachians out of bounds to whites (the Proclamation of 1763).

appalachian

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The British, wooing the Indians, had declared Indian lands beyond the Appalachians out of bounds to whites (the Proclamation of 1763).

arawak

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When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts.

atchison

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A news dispatch from Atchison, Kansas: At 12:45 this morning the men on guard at the Missouri Pacific roundhouse were surprised by the appearance of 35 or 40 masked men.

azores

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Then the Nina and the Pinta set sail for the Azores and Spain.

belchers

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They attacked Belchers ships, broke into his warehouses looking for corn, and shot the lieutenant governor when he tried to interfere.

berrigan

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When his appeals had been exhausted, and he was supposed to go to prison, Daniel Berrigan disappeared.

bostonian

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In the 1730s, a committee of the Boston town meeting spoke out for Bostonians in debt, who wanted paper money issued to make it easier to pay off their debts to the merchant elite.

canaan

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The song "O Canaan, sweet Canaan, I am bound for the land of Canaan" often meant that slaves meant to get to the North, their Canaan.

chickasaw

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Treaties made under pressure and by deception broke up Creek, Choctaw, and Chickasaw tribal lands into individual holdings, making each person a prey to contractors, speculators, and politicians.

chinatown

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He ended his interview with a New York Chinatown newspaper saying: "One thing: I want to tell all the Chinese kids that the army made me sick.

choctaw

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An old Choctaw chief said, responding, years before, to President Monroe's talk of removal: "I am sorry I cannot comply with the request of my father.

constantinople

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Now that the Turks had conquered Constantinople and the eastern Mediterranean, and controlled the land routes to Asia, a sea route was needed.

coolidge

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During the presidencies of Harding and Coolidge in the twenties, the Secretary of the Treasury was Andrew Mellon, one of the richest men in America.

englishwoman

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Frances Trollope, an Englishwoman, in her book Domestic Manners of the Americans, wrote; Let me be permitted to describe the day of a Philadelphia lady of the first class... .

exxon

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The largest black corporation (Motown Industries) had sales in 1974 of $45 million, while Exxon Corporation had sales of $42 billion.

fielden

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The evidence against the eight anarchists was their ideas, their literature; none had been at Haymarket that day except Fielden, who was speaking when the bomb exploded.

gettysburg

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On the fourth day, Union troops returning from the Battle of Gettysburg came into the city and stopped the rioting.

greenwich

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People in the town of Greenwich responded: You in Boston have the money, and we don't.

haitian

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It had opposed the Haitian revolution for independence from France at the start of the nineteenth century.

hepburn

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Under Theodore Roosevelt, there was the Meat Inspection Act, the Hepburn Act to regulate railroads and pipelines, a Pure Food and Drug Act.

hispaniola

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He then sailed to what is now Cuba, then to Hispaniola (the island which today consists of Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

jeffersonian

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It fitted well the old Jeffersonian idea of how to handle the Indians, by bringing them into "civilization."

junkerdom

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"I hate, I loathe, I despise Junkers and Junkerdom.

kensington

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In May 1844 there were Protestant-Catholic riots in Kensington, a suburb of Philadelphia; nativist (antiimmigrant) rioters destroyed the weavers' neighborhoods and attacked a Catholic church.

khrushchev

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But the change had begun much earlier, after the death of Stalin in 1953, and especially with the leadership of Nikita Khrushchev.

kurdish

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This left the Kurdish minority, which was rebelling against Saddam Hussein, helpless.

lithuanian

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The work force were immigrant families- Portuguese, French-Canadian, English, Irish, Russian, Italian, Syrian, Lithuanian, German, Polish, Belgian-who lived in crowded, flammable wooden tenements.

mccarthyism

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The liberals didn't like Senator Joseph McCarthy (who hunted for Communists everywhere, even among liberals), but the Korean war, as Hamby says, "had given McCarthyism a new lease on life."

mekong

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We lost the war in the Mississippi valley, not the Mekong valley.

monmouth

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They crossed the Mississippi-611 Indians crowded onto the aged steamer Monmouth.

nicaraguan

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and when the Nicaraguan canal is built, the island of Cuba .

paiute

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Mel Thorn, a Paiute Indian, their first president, wrote: There is increased activity over on the Indian side.

pequot

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The Puritans lived in uneasy truce with the Pequot Indians, who occupied what is now southern Connecticut and Rhode Island.

semislave

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Many Negroes understood that their status after the war, whatever their situation legally, would depend on whether they owned the land they worked on or would be forced to be semislaves for others.

serbian

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Spread data among the Serbians that the Italians are going back to work.... Urge them to go back to work or the Italians will get their jobs."

shippens

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For instance, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia was connected with the Adamses of Massachusetts and the Shippens of Pennsylvania.

spelman

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A seventeen-year-old sophomore at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ruby Doris Smith, heard about Greensboro: When the student committee was formed .

teheran

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On November 4, 1979, the U.S. embassy in Teheran was taken over by student militants who, demanding that the Shah be returned to Iran for punishment, held fifty-two embassy employees hostage.

texan

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However, Polk, encouraging the Texans to accept annexation, had assured them he would uphold their claims to the Rio Grande.

toltec

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The Aztec civilization of Mexico came out of the heritage of Mayan, Zapotec, and Toltec cultures.

tubman

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Harriet Tubman, 5 feet tall, some of her teeth missing, a veteran of countless secret missions piloting blacks out of slavery, was involved with John Brown and his plans.

unbelting

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They left the mills and set up flying squadrons in trucks and autos to move through the strike areas, picketing, battling guards, entering the mills, unbelting machinery.

vietcong

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The American contention is that they were Vietcong soldiers.

vietminh

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In October of 1946, the French bombarded Haiphong, a port in northern Vietnam, and there began the eight-year war between the Vietminh movement and the French over who would rule Vietnam.

vietnamization

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Nixon's policy was "Vietnamization"--the Saigon government, with Vietnamese ground troops, using American money and air power, would carry on the war.

virginian

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The Virginians of 1619 were desperate for labor, to grow enough food to stay alive.

woolworth

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On February 1, 1960, four freshmen at a Negro college in Greensboro, North Carolina, decided to sit down at the Woolworth's lunch counter downtown, where only whites ate.