The Pocket Guide to World History

Alger, Horatio. 1832-99. US writer of boys’ “rags to riches” stories. Ragged Dick 1868. [Read more ...]

Algeria. c2000BC Berber. 12C BC Phoenicia...9C BC Carthage. 146 BC Rome. 429 Vandal. 6C Byzantine. 7C Moslem. c1500 Spain. 1518 Ottoman. 1671 Independent. 1830 France. 1962 Independent. [Read more ...]

Algerian Revolutionary War. 1954-62. Plebiscite granted independence from France, 1962. [Read more ...]

Algerian War. 1831-46. France conquers Algeria. [Read more ...]

Alhambra. 1238-58. Moorish palace at Granada. [Read more ...]

Ali. 4th Caliph, 656-661. Son-in-law of Muhammad. Succession led to Sunni/Shi’ite split. Moslem Civil War. [Read more ...]

Ali Pasha. 1741-1822. Turkish governor of Greece. Byron’s “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage” subject. [Read more ...]

Ali Pasha, Mehmed Emin. 1815-71. Reforming Ottoman Vizier. [Read more ...]

Alia, Ramiz. 1925-. Albanian President 1982-92. [Read more ...]

Alien and Sedition Acts. 1798-1800/02. US fear French Revolution. Forbade criticism of government. Abused by Federalists vs Republicans. [Read more ...]

Alien Registration Act. 1940. Outlaws advocating violent overthrow of US government. Extended to include all advocates of Communism. McCarthy. [Read more ...]

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