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Uccello, Paolo (1397 - 1475)

Florentine painter. He was one of the first to experiment with perspective, though his love of detail, decorative colour, and graceful line remains

Open Ugarit

( ugərēt' ), ancient city, capital of the Ugarit kingdom, W Syria, on the Mediterranean coast N of modern Latakia. Although the name of this city was

Ulster Plantation

In Irish history, the confiscation and resettlement, in 1609, of the Ulster counties of Armagh, Cavan, Donegal, Derry, Fermanagh, and Tyrone by the

Ulysses (novel)

A novel (1922) by James JOYCE , which details the events of a single day, 16 June 1904 (the day that Joyce met his future wife Nora BARNACLE ), as

Umayyad dynasty

( umä'yäd ), the first Islamic dynasty (661–750). Their reign witnessed the return to leadership roles of the pre-Islamic Arab elite, and the

Open Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin

"So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war," Abraham Lincoln purportedly remarked to Harriet Beecher Stowe upon meeting

Open Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad

in U.S. history, loosely organized system for helping fugitive slaves escape to Canada or to areas of safety in free states. It was run by local

Open Underwater archaeology
Underwater archaeology

Underwater archaeology differs from terrestrial archaeology only in its requirements for different tools and techniques. Their aims are identical.

Open unionism

Belief in the retention of the link between Britain and Ireland; the opposite of Irish nationalism , which supports separation from the British

Union Pacific Railroad

transportation company chartered (1862) by Congress to build part of the nation's first transcontinental railroad line. Under terms of the Pacific