A New Jersey Anthology / Edition 2

A New Jersey Anthology / Edition 2

by Maxine N. Lurie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813547458

ISBN-13: 9780813547459

Pub. Date: 05/01/2010

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

A New Jersey classic comes to life once more, and it's better than ever . . .

"This excellent collection of essays covers the sweep of New Jersey history from the colonial, proprietary era to the recent politics of Mount Laurel. It brings together some of the finest writing on the state, and raises questions relevant to major themes in American history more

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A New Jersey classic comes to life once more, and it's better than ever . . .

"This excellent collection of essays covers the sweep of New Jersey history from the colonial, proprietary era to the recent politics of Mount Laurel. It brings together some of the finest writing on the state, and raises questions relevant to major themes in American history more generally. Maxine N. Lurie has provided an excellent introductory essay to contextualize each piece in the collection, and each essay also comes with suggestions for further reading on the topic."
-Paul G. E. Clemens, history department, Rutgers University

Praise for the prior edition . . .

"An absolutely superb collection in every aspect, this covers all of the chronological and topical bases with remarkable comprehensiveness. Contributions are not only appropriate to the purpose of the book; they have the additional merit of being very significant pieces of scholarship on their own, not only in the history of New Jersey but in American history in general. . . . Lurie's illuminating headnotes for each article, which include not only shrewd interpretive insights but also bibliographical references, set this book significantly apart."
-Douglas Greenberg, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University

MAXINE N. LURIE is a professor of history at Seton Hall University. She is the author of a number of articles and book chapters on early American and New Jersey history, the editor of the first edition of this anthology, and the coeditor of the Encyclopedia of New Jersey and Mapping New Jersey (all Rutgers University Press).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813547459
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Series:
Rivergate Book Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
500
Sales rank:
485,988
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1New Jersey: The Unique Proprietary37
2Origins and Patterns of Agrarian Unrest in New Jersey, 1735 to 175461
3Declarations of Dependence: War and Inequality in Revolutionary New Jersey, 1776-181595
4New Jersey and the Two Constitutions121
5Party Formation in New Jersey in the Jackson Era145
6Feminism, Utopianism, and Domesticity: The Career of Rebecca Buffum Spring, 1811-1911161
7The Persistence of Slavery and Involuntary Servitude in a Free State (1685-1866)187
8The Political Front in Civil War New Jersey209
9Newport of the Nouveaux Bourgeois223
10Mr. Justice Pitney and Progressivism267
11Bimson's Mistake: Or, How the Paterson Police Helped to Spread the 1913 Strike317
12The Applejack Campaign of 1919: "As 'Wet' as the Atlantic Ocean"353
13Women Standing for Women: The Early Political Career of Mary T. Norton371
14Frank Hague, Franklin Roosevelt and the Politics of the New Deal393
15Lessons in Land Use: Radburn and the Regional Planning Association of America411
16The Beleaguered City as Promised Land: Blacks in Newark, 1917-1947433
17The Political State of New Jersey: Conclusion463
Index485

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