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Moody, Deborah

(Encyclopedia) Moody, Deborah, d. 1659, American colonial religious leader and colonizer, b. England. She emigrated (1639) to Massachusetts Bay and settled in Saugus (now Lynn, Mass.).…

Fort Nassau

(Encyclopedia) Fort Nassau. 1 Built (1614) on Castle Island, in the Hudson River, S of Albany, N.Y. The fort served as a trading post for the Dutch until 1617, when it was…

Bowery, the

(Encyclopedia) Bowery, the bou´ərē, –´rē [key] [Dutch Bouwerie =farm], section of lower Manhattan, New York City. The Bowery, the street that gives the area its name, was once a…

Underhill, John

(Encyclopedia) Underhill, John, c.1597–1672, military commander in the American colonies, b. England. In 1630 he accompanied John Winthrop (1588–1649) to Massachusetts Bay, and in 1637…

Stuyvesant, Peter

(Encyclopedia) Stuyvesant, Peter stī´vəsənt [key], c.1610–1672, Dutch director-general of New Netherland. He served as governor of Curaçao and lost a leg in an expedition against St.…

Harlem

(Encyclopedia) Harlem, residential and business section of upper Manhattan, New York City, bounded roughly by 110th St., the East River and Harlem River, 168th St., Amsterdam Ave., and…

fire fighting

(Encyclopedia) fire fighting, the use of strategy, personnel, and apparatus to extinguish, to confine, or to escape from fire. Fire-Fighting Strategy Fire fighting…

Delaware

(Encyclopedia) Delaware dĕl´əwâr, –wər , one of the Middle Atlantic states of the United States, the country's second smallest state (after Rhode Island). It is bordered by…

Delaware

Delaware State Facts Entered Union: December 7, 1787 (1st State)Present constitution adopted: 1897 Fun Facts State abbreviation/Postal code: Del./DENicknames: Diamond State; First State; Small…