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Abbott, Diane

UK left-of-centre Labour Party politician, member of Parliament from 1987 for Hackney North and Stoke Newington. The first black woman to be elected

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Abbott, Edith, 1876-1957

Edith Abbott (1876-1957) was born in Grand Island, Nebraska. She was one of the first women in America to earn a doctoral degree. In 1924, she became

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Abdication

( in a political sense, renunciation of high public office, usually by a monarch. Some abdications have been purely voluntary and resulted in no loss

Abduction

In English law, the taking away by force, fraud, or persuasion of a woman or a child against her own will, or against the will of her parents or

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Abolition movement

A movement culminating in the late 18th and early 19th centuries that aimed first to end the slave trade , and then to abolish the institution of

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Aboriginal Australians

Member of any of the 500 groups of indigenous inhabitants of the continent of Australia, who migrated to this region from South Asia about 40,000

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Abortion

Worldwide, some 46 million women have abortions every year. Of these abortions, only slightly more than half are legal, that is, take place under

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Absolutism

A system of rule in which there are no legal or authoritative limits on the reach of the ruler. The ruler may be an individual or the holder of an

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Academic freedom

right of scholars to pursue research, to teach, and to publish without control or restraint from the institutions that employ them. It is a civil

Achaean League

( Әkē'Әn ), confederation of cities on the Gulf of Corinth. The First Achaean League, about which little is known, was formed presumably before the