A New Jersey Anthology / Edition 2

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

history department, Rutgers University - Paul G. E. Clemens

"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 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. With its broad coverage of political,
social, women's, African American, Native American, and labor history, the collection will appeal to the general reader and be of enormous use to those teaching New Jersey history in schools and universities."
president and director, Chicago Historical Society and chairman, New Jersey Hist - Douglas Greenberg
An absolutely superb collection in every aspect, A New Jersey Anthology covers all of the chronological and topical bases with remarkable comprehensiveness. Its 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. . . . Maxine Lurie's illuminating headnotes for each article, which include not only shrewd interpretive insights but also bibliographical references, set this book significantly apart. In short, this is an excellent anthology, professionally done. . . . Anyone who teaches in New Jersey will want to own a copy of the book, use it, and assign significant parts of it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813547459
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Series: Rivergate Book Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 500
  • Sales rank: 322,448
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Maxine N. Lurie, assistant professor of History at Seton Hall University, is coordinator of the undergraduate public history internship program at Rutgers University, and co-chair of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 New Jersey: The Unique Proprietary 37
2 Origins and Patterns of Agrarian Unrest in New Jersey, 1735 to 1754 61
3 Declarations of Dependence: War and Inequality in Revolutionary New Jersey, 1776-1815 95
4 New Jersey and the Two Constitutions 121
5 Party Formation in New Jersey in the Jackson Era 145
6 Feminism, Utopianism, and Domesticity: The Career of Rebecca Buffum Spring, 1811-1911 161
7 The Persistence of Slavery and Involuntary Servitude in a Free State (1685-1866) 187
8 The Political Front in Civil War New Jersey 209
9 Newport of the Nouveaux Bourgeois 223
10 Mr. Justice Pitney and Progressivism 267
11 Bimson's Mistake: Or, How the Paterson Police Helped to Spread the 1913 Strike 317
12 The Applejack Campaign of 1919: "As 'Wet' as the Atlantic Ocean" 353
13 Women Standing for Women: The Early Political Career of Mary T. Norton 371
14 Frank Hague, Franklin Roosevelt and the Politics of the New Deal 393
15 Lessons in Land Use: Radburn and the Regional Planning Association of America 411
16 The Beleaguered City as Promised Land: Blacks in Newark, 1917-1947 433
17 The Political State of New Jersey: Conclusion 463
Index 485
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