George Perkins Marsh
George Perkins Marsh (March 15, 1801 – July 23, 1882), an American diplomat and philologist, is considered by some to be America's first environmentalist and the precursor to the sustainability concep...
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Horatio Dresser
Horatio Willis Dresser (1866–1954) was a New Thought religious leader and author.
Dresser was born January 15, 1866 in Yarmouth, Maine to Julius and Annetta Seabury Dresser. His parents were invo...
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"Weird Al" Yankovic
Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (/ˈjæŋkəvɪk/ YANG-kə-vik; born October 23, 1959) is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, film producer, ...
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Charles Davis Tillman
Charles Davis Tillman (1861 March 20, Tallassee, Alabama – 1943 September 2, Atlanta, Georgia)—also known as Charlie D. Tillman, Charles Tillman, Charlie Tillman, and C. D. Tillman—was a popularizer o...
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Harvey Mansfield
Harvey Claflin Mansfield, Jr. (born 1932) is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1962. He has held Guggenheim and NEH Fellowships and has...
George Takei
George Hosato Takei (武井 穂郷, Takei Hosato, /təˈkeɪ/; April 20, 1937) is an American actor, director and author, probably most widely known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS ...
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Elizabeth Hanson (captive of Native Americans)
Elizabeth Meader Hanson (September 17, 1684 - c. 1737) was a colonial American woman from Dover, New Hampshire, who was captured by Native Americans during Father Rale's War and held hostage for over ...
W. W. Phelps (Mormon)
William Wines Phelps (February 17, 1792 – March 7, 1872) was an early leader of the Latter Day Saint movement. He was a printer, editor, song-writer, scribe to Joseph Smith, Jr., and assistant presid...
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James Riley (captain)
James Riley (1777, Middletown, Conn. – 1840 at sea) was the Captain of the United States merchant ship Commerce.
Riley led his crew through the Sahara Desert, after they were shipwrecked off the ...
Jim Cramer
James J. "Jim" Cramer (born February 10, 1955) is an American television personality, former hedge fund manager, and best-selling author. Cramer is the host of CNBC's Mad Money and a co-founder and ch...
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Theodore M. Davis
Theodore M. Davis (1837 – February 23, 1915) was an American lawyer and is best known for his excavations in Egypt's Valley of the Kings between 1902 and 1914.
Theodore Montgomery Davis was born i...
Linas Alsenas
Linas Alsenas (Born 1979 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a gay Lithuanian–American author and book illustrator. After attending Harvard University, where he was an illustrator for the campus newspaper, he move...
Helen Keller
Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Kelle...
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Caroline Lee Hentz
Caroline Lee Whiting Hentz (June 1, 1800, Lancaster, Massachusetts – February 11, 1856, Marianna, Florida) was an American novelist and author, most noted for her opposition to the abolitionist moveme...
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Joseph Priestley
Joseph Priestley FRS (/ˈpriːstli/; 24 March [O.S. 13 March] 1733 – 6 February 1804) was an 18th-century English theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philosopher, chemist, educa...
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Raya Dunayevskaya
Raya Dunayevskaya (Russian: Ра́я Дунае́вская; 1 May 1910 – 9 June 1987) was the American founder of the philosophy of Marxist Humanism in the United States of America. At one time Leon Trotsky's s...
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Emma Curtis Hopkins
Emma Curtis Hopkins (1849–1925) was an American spiritual author and leader. She was involved in organizing the New Thought movement and was a primary theologian, teacher, writer, feminist, mystic, an...
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Roger Ebert
Roger Joseph Ebert (/ˈiːbərt/; June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, journalist, and screenwriter. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 201...
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David Brion Davis
David Brion Davis (born February 16, 1927) is an American intellectual and cultural historian, and a leading authority on slavery and abolition in the Western world. He is a Sterling Professor of Hist...
Jackson Johonnet
"Jackson Johonnet" was the pseudonymous author of a spurious Indian captivity narrative that enjoyed much popularity in the mid-1790s and was thereafter incorporated into the “canonical” body of accou...
Camille Paglia
Camille Anna Paglia (/ˈpɑːliə/; born April 2, 1947) is an American academic and social critic. Paglia, a self-described dissident feminist, has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philad...
Cyrus H. Wheelock
Cyrus Hubbard Wheelock (February 28, 1813 – October 11, 1894) was an early missionary and leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as first president of the Northern State...
Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine (February 9, 1737 [O.S. January 29, 1736] – June 8, 1809) was an English and American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary. As the author of the...
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