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limner

(Encyclopedia) limner lĭm´nər [key], the work of untrained, generally anonymous artists active in the English American colonies. Characteristic examples of their paintings show flat, awkward, often fronta...

Daye, Stephen

(Encyclopedia) Daye, Stephen, c.1594–1668, British settler in North America, considered by many to be the first printer in the English American colonies. He came to Massachusetts Bay with his family in 1638...

Osgood, Herbert Levi

(Encyclopedia) Osgood, Herbert Levi, 1855–1918, American historian, b. Canton, Maine. He taught at Worcester Academy (1877–79) and Brooklyn High School (1883–89). From 1890 to 1896 he was adjunct profes...

Gage, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Gage, Thomas, d. 1656, English traveler. He went (1612) to Spain to study and became a Dominican. He lived and traveled among the Native populations of Central America from 1625 to 1637, when h...

Wright, Harry

(Encyclopedia) Wright, Harry (Wiliam Henry Wright), 1835–95, English-American baseball player and manager, b. Sheffield, England. His father, a professional cricket player, moved the family to New York to j...

Hitchcock, Sir Alfred

(Encyclopedia) Hitchcock, Sir Alfred, 1899–1980, English-American film director, writer, and producer, b. London. Hitchcock began his career as a director in 1925 and became prominent with The 39 Steps...

Wodehouse, P. G.

(Encyclopedia) Wodehouse, P. G. (Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse) wo͝od´hous˝ [key], 1881–1975, English-American novelist and humorist. After a short period, first working at a bank and then writing for ...

bourgeoisie

(Encyclopedia) bourgeoisie bo͝orzhwäzē´ [key], originally the name for the inhabitants of walled towns in medieval France; as artisans and craftsmen, the bourgeoisie occupied a socioeconomic position bet...

Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan is an English-American filmmaker best known for his 2010 headtrip film Inception and his blockbuster Batman movies, Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and T…

Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens was an English-American intellectual whose stock in trade was writing provocative essays that challenged the the philosophical underpinnings of the state and the (…