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Controversy

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Avignon
location of alternate papacy (1309–1377). [Fr. Hist.: Bishop, 376]
Birth of a Nation, The
film elicits emotional response (1915). [Am. Cinema: Griffith, 36–39]
Chicago 8 trial
alleged ringleaders of Chicago riots tried in circus atmosphere (1969). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 630]
Drell Scott decision
Supreme Court decision concerning freedom of slaves (1857). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 151–152]
Origin of Species, The
once revolutionary theory of evolution and natural selection (1859). [Br. Science: The Origin of Species]
Pentagon Papers
Defense Department’s Vietnam policy papers leaked to press. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 376]
Rite of Spring, The
Stravinsky’s score caused riot at premiere (1913). [Music Hist.: Thompson, 1900]
Sacco and Vanzetti
(Nicola, 1891–1927) (Bartolomeo, 1888–1927) Italian immigrants tried and executed for murder in witch-hunt for anarchists. [Am. Hist.: Sacco-Vanzetti Case: A Transcript]
Scopes trial
concerning the teaching of evolution in public schools (1925). [Am. Hist.: Allen, 142–146]
Scottsboro Case
cause célèbre concerning nine Negro men, two white girls (1931). [Am. Hist.: Hart, 753]
scrap of paper
pre-WWI Belgian neutrality; German disregard precipitated British involvement. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 450]
Stamp Act
legislative development contributing to American Revolution (1765). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 475]
Tonkin Gulf
disputed N. Vietnamese attacks escalated U.S. war effort (1964). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 595]
Warren Report
government’s much disputed conclusion that President Kennedy’s assassin acted alone. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 594]
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Loury is author of several controversal books including One by One from the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America.
It was the Swans first home match since the controversal departures of manager Colin Addison and his assistant Peter Nicholas and Jonathan Coates had a chance to give them the lead only after four minutes.
(11.) The exact analysis of the morpheme shi is controversal. In connection with the question form shi-bu-shi, we use the gloss COPULA-NEGATION-COPULA.
Approval of the controversal about-turn was given at the club's annual meeting when the 68 members present gave their agreement.
Ferguson made his controversal remarks in his programme notes for United's 1-0 win over Leeds at Old Trafford.
If over-confedence on the government's part continues to be translated into unilateral, and deeply controversal, political initiatives, that will, in turn, generate fierce resistance from the ANC-SACP COSATU tripartile alliance including strikes, street protests and, ultimately, a boycott of negotiations with all the attendant problems subh a rise in tension will bring.