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Open Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989
Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989

Author of 25 books of fiction and non-fiction mostly about the desert Southwest, Edward Abbey is best known as the author of DESERT SOLITAIRE (1968) ,

Open Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Published in 1884, but set during the pre-Civil War 1840s, Samuel Clemens’ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn invokes and complicates 19th-century

Open African Americans
African Americans

African Americans are a people whose ancestors are from Africa. Although there are obvious mixtures among African Americans, the dominant ancestry of

Open Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996
Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996

Spiro Theodore Agnew was the 39th vice president of the United States and a former governor of Maryland. His political career ended after he became

Alaska Purchase, 1867

The Alaska Purchase refers to the acquisition of Russian America on March 30, 1867, which added nearly 600,000 square miles to the United States. By

Open Alcatraz Island (Calif.)
Alcatraz Island (Calif.)

The U.S. penitentiary on Alcatraz Island is perhaps the most famous of all American prisons. Located on the 12-acre island in San Francisco Bay,

Open Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
Alexie, Sherman, 1966-

Sherman Alexie writes in a number of genres, sometimes within the same volume. His work includes poetry – in both free and formal verse – short

Alien and Sedition Acts (1798)

1798 The Alien and Sedition acts, passed by the Federalist-controlled Congress with a modicum of Democratic-Republican support in the summer of 1798,

Open Alito, Samuel A., 1950-
Alito, Samuel A., 1950-

As a young Justice Department lawyer in the Reagan administration in the 1980s, Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. (1950-) described himself as a lifelong

Open Alvarez, Julia (1950 - )
Alvarez, Julia (1950 - )

Novelist and poet Julia Alvarez was born on March 27, 1950, in New York City, but her parents returned to their native Dominican Republic when she was