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Washington, Booker Taliaferro(Encyclopedia)Washington, Booker Taliaferro, 1856–1915, American educator, b. Franklin co., Va. Washington was born into slavery; his mother was a mulatto slave on a plantation, his father a white man whom he nev...
Booker T. Washington National Monument(Encyclopedia)Booker T. Washington National Monument: see National Parks and Monuments (table).
Booker Prize(Encyclopedia)Booker Prize, an award of £50,000 (originally £5,000) for the best novel of the year published in English in Great Britain; prior to 2014, it was only given to a British, Irish, or Commonwealth writ...
Washington(Encyclopedia)Washington, state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered by Idaho (E); Oregon, with the Columbia River marking much of the boundary (S); the Pacific Ocean (W); and the Canadian ...
Washington(Encyclopedia)Washington, town (1991 pop. 48,856), Sunderland metropolitan district, NE England. Washington was designated one of the new towns in 1964 to alleviate overpopulation in the Tyneside-Wearside area. Ind...
Washington(Encyclopedia)Washington. 1 City (1990 pop. 10,838), seat of Daviess co., SW Ind.; settled 1805, inc. as a city 1871. Turkey processing and farming are the chief economic activities, and there is light manufacturin...
International Booker Prize(Encyclopedia)International Booker Prize: see under Booker Prize.
Man Booker Prize(Encyclopedia)Man Booker Prize, see Booker Prize.
Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro(Encyclopedia)Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro tl´vr [key], 1809–87, American statesman, b. Essex co., Va. He was a U.S. Representative for Virginia (1837–43, 1845–47), serving as speaker from 1839 to ...
Fort Washington(Encyclopedia)Fort Washington, military post during the American Revolution, situated on the highest point of Manhattan island, New York City, overlooking the Hudson River opposite Fort Lee, N.J. It was a hastily b...
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