Cite

Search

Search results

Displaying 1 - 10

Walker, James John

(Encyclopedia) Walker, James John, 1881–1946, American politician, b. New York City. Dapper and debonair, Jimmy Walker, having tried his hand at song writing, engaged in Democratic…

Premadasa, Ranasinghe

(Encyclopedia) Premadasa, Ranasinghe, 1924–1993, Sri Lankan political leader. As a member of the Ceylon Labour party, he worked as a labor organizer and was elected deputy mayor of…

sweating system

(Encyclopedia) sweating system, method of exploiting labor by supplying materials to workers and paying by the piece (see piecework ) for work done on those materials in the…

International Ladies Garment Workers Union

(Encyclopedia) International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), former U.S. labor union, formed in 1900 by the amalgamation of seven local unions. At the turn of the century most of…

Manila

(Encyclopedia) Manila mənĭl´ə [key], city (1990 pop. 1,601,234), capital of the Philippines, SW Luzon, on Manila Bay. Manila is the center of the country's largest metropolitan…

fashion

(Encyclopedia) fashion, in dress, the prevailing mode affecting modifications in costume. Styles in Asia have been characterized by freedom from change, and ancient Greek and Roman…

Albert Lippert 1998 Deaths

Albert LippertAge: 72 garment industry executive who became a founder of Weight Watchers International. Died: Feb. 28, 1998.Arthur LinkG - LAd Liska

Geoffrey Beene

Geoffrey Beene was one of New York's most famous fashion designers, recognized for his artistic and technical skills and for creating simple, comfortable and dressy women's wear. A native of…

Robert Evans

Name at birth: Robert ShaperaIn the 1970s Bob Evans was the movie producer responsible for some of the biggest box office successes of the era, including Rosemary's Baby (1968, directed by Roman…

Hong Kong Overview

(Encyclopedia) Hong Kong hŏng kŏng [key], Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2015 est. pop. 7,246,000), land area 422…