Jerseyana: The Underside of New Jersey History

Jerseyana: The Underside of New Jersey History

by Marc Mappen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813518180

ISBN-13: 9780813518183

Pub. Date: 11/01/1992

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

This book is a collection of columns on New Jersey history that originally appeared in the New Jersey Weekly section of the New York Times. A lot of local history is written with deep respect and piety for the past. Not so here. The essays in this book look at New Jersey history form the underside.

Overview

This book is a collection of columns on New Jersey history that originally appeared in the New Jersey Weekly section of the New York Times. A lot of local history is written with deep respect and piety for the past. Not so here. The essays in this book look at New Jersey history form the underside.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813518183
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1992
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxi
Prefacexiii
From Prehistory to 1799
The Walam Olum3
Trenton Man6
The Man Who Discovered New Jersey10
Conquered by New York14
The First Bribe17
The Witches of Burlington County22
The Burglary of the Treasury25
Tories28
Lee at Monmouth32
The Hanging of Captain Huddy36
Trenton, N.J., Was Almost Washington, D.C.40
Free White Males Only44
She Never Lost Her Scars48
The Buried Treasure Hoax53
Aunt Polly among the Indians57
Nineteenth Century
Alexander Hamilton in the Emergency Room63
Jumping to the Wrong Conclusion67
The Beautiful Cigar Girl71
Dorothea Dix Visits the Lunatics74
Getting Wrong with Lincoln77
Jeff Davis and the Jersey Doctor81
The Treasurer and the Bandits85
Poor Mary Pomeroy89
A President Dies in Jersey92
The Great Eccentric98
Blasphemy on Trial103
"To Sherlock Holmes, She Is Always the Woman"108
President Hobart? It Might Have Been112
Twentieth Century
Paterson Man Kills King119
The Clifton Avenue Horror122
The Traitor State126
A Minor Murder130
The Professor and the Boss134
Mrs. Minerva Miller Goes to the Movies138
The Crime of the Kallikaks142
The Paterson Pageant146
Should Women Vote?150
The Secret War155
The War to End War Ended in Somerset County158
Jersey City Tastes Glory162
The Klan166
"I Am the Law"171
Keeping New Jersey Sober176
What the Pig Woman Saw180
The Radium Girls185
Georgia on His Mind189
Was Hauptmann Guilty?192
The Chop House Rubout198
The Hindenburg201
Swastikas in Sussex County205
The First Week of the War210
Longie214
Fighting Communism in the Garden State218
The Best and the Worst Governors222
Suggestions for Further Reading233
Index243

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