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1) Townshend Acts. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Townshend Acts, 1767, originated by Charles Townshend and passed by the English Parliament shortly after the repeal of the Stamp Act. They were designed to collect...

2) Anti-Corn-Law League. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Law League, organization formed in 1839 to work for the repeal of the English corn laws. It was an affiliation of groups in various cities and districts with headquarters...

3) Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sir Charles Gavan, 1816-1903, Irish-Australian statesman. He founded (1842) the Nation, a patriotic Irish literary journal. Duffy agitated for the repeal of the union...

4) Gordon, Lord George. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Lord George, 1751-93, English agitator, whose activities resulted in the tragic Gordon riots of 1780 in London. In 1779, Gordon assumed leadership of the Protestant...

5) Peterloo massacre. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Peterloo massacre, public disturbance in St. Peter's Field, Manchester, England, Aug. 16, 1819, also called the Manchester massacre. A crowd of some 60,000 men, women,...

6) Stanhope, Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl, 1805-75, English historian. He was undersecretary for foreign affairs (1834-35) in Sir Robert Peel's first ministry and secretary...

7) gay-rights movement. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...While there was some organized activity on behalf of the rights of homosexuals in the first half of the 20th cent., the modern gay-rights movement in the United States...

8) O'Connell, Daniel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Irish political leader. He is known as the Liberator. Admitted to the Irish bar in 1798, O'Connell built up a lucrative law practice. Gradually he became involved...

9) Hume, Joseph. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English politician and reformer. Although a Tory in early life, he sat in Parliament from 1818 to 1855 (with only one interruption) as an indefatigable Radical. Hume...

10) O'Brien, William Smith. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...William Smith, 1803-64, Irish revolutionary. He entered Parliament from Ireland in 1828 and worked for Catholic Emancipation, Irish poor relief, and state support...

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