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Quilmes

(Encyclopedia) Quilmes kēl´mēs [key], city (1991 pop. 509,445), Buenos Aires prov., E Argentina, on the Río de la Plata estuary. It is a district administrative center and a major industrial city, with o...

Currier & Ives

(Encyclopedia) Currier & Ives, American lithographers and print publishers, who produced highly popular hand-colored prints of contemporary scenes and events in American life. Nathaniel Currier, 18...

Mellon, Paul

(Encyclopedia) Mellon, Paul, 1907–99, American philanthropist and art collector, b. Pittsburgh. The son of Andrew W. Mellon , he attended Yale (B.A., 1929) and Clare College, Cambridge (A.B., 1931). H...

Carman, Harry James

(Encyclopedia) Carman, Harry James, 1884–1964, American historian and educator, b. Greenfield, Saratoga co., N.Y. He was a elementary-school teacher and a high-school principal before becoming an instructor...

Genet, Edmond Charles Édouard

(Encyclopedia) Genet, Edmond Charles Édouard ĕdmôN´ shärl ādwär´ zhənā´ [key], 1763–1834, French diplomat, known as Citizen Genet. He had served as a French representative in Berlin, Vienna, and...

coca

(Encyclopedia) coca kō´kə [key], common name for shrubs of the genus Erythroxylum, particularly E. coca, of the family Erythroxylaceae, and found abundantly in upland regions and on mountain...

Ellsberg, Daniel

(Encyclopedia) Ellsberg, Daniel, 1931–, American political activist, b. Chicago, grad. Columbia Univ. (B.S., 1952, Ph.D., 1959). After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he worked for the Rand Corporation (1...

Schlesinger, Arthur Meier

(Encyclopedia) Schlesinger, Arthur Meier shlĕs´ĭnjər [key], 1888–1965, American historian, b. Xenia, Ohio. After teaching at Ohio State Univ. and the State Univ. of Iowa, he was a professor of history ...

Mixtec

(Encyclopedia) Mixtec mĭs´tĕk [key], Native American people of Oaxaca, Puebla, and part of Guerrero, SW Mexico, one of the most important groups in Mexico. Although the Mixtec codices constitute the large...