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COLONY. A union of citizens or subjects who have left their country to people another, and remain subject to the mother country. 3 W. C. C. R. 287. The country occupied by the colonists is also called a colony. A colony differs from a possession, or a dependency. (q.v.) For a history of the American colonies, the reader is referred to Story on the Constitution, book I.; 1 Kent, Com. 77 to 80; 1 Dane's Ab. Index, b. t.

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The northern West Bank is a common flashpoint between colonists and Palestinians.
What distinguishes Empire by Collaboration: Indians, Colonists, and Governments in Colonial Illinois Country from the works of Ekberg is Robert Michael Morrissey's comprehensive analysis of the colonial Illinois country from the period of pre-European contact until the time of the colony's inclusion in the new American republic.
Colonists must make decisions about the future of the colony based on facts, opinions, and alternative solutions.
Secretly, the Israeli Prime Minister had made a promise to the colonists at the time of that court ruling that they would receive compensation that would allow for the further expansion of the colony.
Mars One intends to send a group of colonists on a one-way trip to Mars and film the events that take place there for a reality television show.
385) residence in the colony during 1904, and in Carlos Casares between 1905 and 1916, it is clear that he had the opportunity to interrelate with old colonists.
First, one must know the political and constitutional history of the British Empire from 1609 to 1776 to understand how the colonists and the British Parliament developed such divergent views of Parliament's authority.
The volume's introduction and first two chapters establish the understandings of corporeality the colonists brought to and encountered in New England, while the final three chapters explore the civil, religious, and domestic arenas that shaped colonists' bodies and souls.
explores King Philip's War, between Europeans and Native Americans from 1675-1676, and describes how colonial expansion and encroachments on Wampanoag Indian sovereignty caused the war and how the leader Metacom (Philip) sought to enlist the aid of other tribes against the colonists in Plymouth.
Colonists perhaps longed for familiar things from home and the intimacy of extended family relationships.
Den Ouden argues persuasively that the Connecticut colonists and political leaders effectively used and manipulated history by purposeful misinterpretation and recording of events to diminish the property, cultural, governmental, and human rights of the Eastern Pequot, Mashantucket Pequot, Mohegan, and Niantic nations.
Over the past fifty years, scholars of Southern Africa, influenced in part by Turner's thesis on the American frontier, have devoted considerable attention to the frontier as a zone of militatry, economic and cultural contact between white colonists and indigenous peoples.