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Open Paine, Thomas (1737 - 1809)
Paine, Thomas (1737 - 1809)

1737–1809, Anglo-American political theorist and writer, b. Thetford, Norfolk, England. The son of a working-class Quaker, he became an excise officer

Open Paiute

Member of an American Indian people living in the Great Basin region of Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and California. They are divided


( pəlăt'ĭnāt´´ ), Ger. Pfalz, two regions of Germany. They are related historically, but not geographically. The Rhenish or Lower Palatinate (Ger.

Open paleontology

( pā´´lēəntŏl'əjē ) [Gr.,= study of early beings], science of the life of past geologic periods based on fossil remains. Knowledge of the existence of

Open Palin, Sarah, 1964-
Palin, Sarah, 1964-

Sarah Palin (1964–) was Alaska's first female governor and also the youngest person ever elected governor in the state. She became a national

Open Pan-Africanism

Pan-Africanism describes the idea of unity among people of African descent against oppression. This spirit of solidarity emerged during World War I

Open Panama Canal
Panama Canal

waterway across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic (by way of the Caribbean Sea) and Pacific oceans, built by the United States (1904–14)

Open Pan-American Highway
Pan-American Highway

Keywords Pan-Americanism Economics and Trade The Pan American Highway (Carretera Panamericana) is a 15,714-mile system of roads spanning the Americas

Pandora (Greek mythology)

The first woman, and the cause of all mankind's woes – the nearest thing the Greek tradition has to the biblical Eve. The earliest story of her

Open pan-Slavism

theory and movement intended to promote the political or cultural unity of all Slavs . Advocated by various individuals from the 17th cent., it