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Duncan Smith, Iain

(Encyclopedia) Duncan Smith, Iain, 1954?, British political leader, b. Edinburgh. Educated at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, he served in the Scots Guards from 1975 to 1981, leaving the army?


(Encyclopedia) Austin. 1 City (1990 pop. 21,907), seat of Mower co., SE Minn., on the Cedar River, near the Iowa line; inc. 1868. The commercial and industrial center of a rich farm region, it is?

migrant labor

(Encyclopedia) migrant labor, term applied in the United States to laborers who travel from place to place harvesting crops that must be picked as soon as they ripen. Although migrant labor patterns?


(Encyclopedia) Lancaster. 1 Uninc. city (1990 pop. 97,291), Los Angeles co., S Calif., in Antelope Valley and in the Mojave Desert; laid out 1894. It developed as a trade center for an irrigated?

New Mexico

(Encyclopedia) New Mexico, state in the SW United States. At its northwestern corner are the so-called Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at right angles; New Mexico is?


(Encyclopedia) Connecticut k?n?t?k?t, southernmost of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts (N), Rhode Island (E), Long Island Sound (S), and New York (W?

Bayard Rustin Biography

Bayard Rustincivil rights activistBorn: 3/17/1912Birthplace: West Chester, Pa. Rustin was one of the most influential civil rights activists of the 1950s and '60s, yet he maintained a low?


(Encyclopedia) Washington, state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered by Idaho (E); Oregon, with the Columbia River marking much of the boundary (S); the Pacific Ocean (W);?


(Encyclopedia) Arizona r??z?n?, state in the SW United States. It is bordered by Utah (N), New Mexico (E), Mexico (S), and, largely across the Colorado River, Nevada and California (W); it touches?