A New Jersey Anthology by Maxine Lurie (ed.)

By Maxine Lurie (ed.)

A brand new Jersey vintage involves existence once again, and it really is larger than ever . . . "This very good selection of essays covers the sweep of recent Jersey heritage from the colonial, proprietary period to the hot politics of Mount Laurel. It brings jointly a number of the best writing at the country, and increases questions appropriate to significant issues in American historical past extra normally. Maxine N. Lurie has supplied a good introductory essay to contextualize every piece within the assortment, and every essay additionally comes with feedback for additional interpreting at the topic." -Paul G. E. Clemens, heritage division, Rutgers college compliment for the previous version . . . "An totally awesome assortment in each point, this covers the entire chronological and topical bases with amazing comprehensiveness. Contributions should not simply applicable to the aim of the e-book; they've got the extra benefit of being very major items of scholarship on their lonesome, not just within the historical past of recent Jersey yet in American background generally. . . . Lurie's illuminating headnotes for every article, which come with not just smart interpretive insights but in addition bibliographical references, set this publication considerably apart." -Douglas Greenberg, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers collage MAXINE N. LURIE is a professor of heritage at Seton corridor collage. She is the writer of a couple of articles and ebook chapters on early American and New Jersey background, the editor of the 1st variation of this anthology, and the coeditor of the Encyclopedia of latest Jersey and Mapping New Jersey (all Rutgers collage Press).

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The opportunities for “honest graft” (and dishonest) multiplied. 52 In the 1890s speculators built racetracks, some legal, others not, and gambling became a significant interest as well. William E. 53 While some New Jerseyans became rich—indeed, very rich—at the same time others toiled long and hard for little pay. 54 In 1886 they struck for shorter hours and better wages. Paterson, which became the scene of a nationally publicized strike in 1913, contained numerous textile mills where women and children worked as many as thirteen hours a day in unhealthy and sometimes dangerous conditions.

Low of Passaic, 1908–1909,” in Ebner and Tobin, Age of Urban Reform, 86–101; Joseph Lincoln Steffens, Upbuilders (New York, 1909), 3–93; John D. Buenker, “Urban, New-Stock Liberalism and Progressive Reform in New Jersey,” NJH 87 (1969): 79–104; Eugene M. Tobin, “The Progressive as Humanitarian: Jersey City’s Search for Social Justice, 1890–1917,” NJH 93 (1975) 77–98; Eugene M. Tobin, “The Commission Plan in Jersey City, 1911–1917: The Ambiguity of Municipal Reform in the Progressive Era,” in Cities in the Garden State: Essays in the Urban and Suburban History of New Jersey, ed.

1978), 10–34; Delight W. Dodyk, “Women’s Work in the Paterson Silk Mills: A Study in Women’s Industrial Experience in the Early Twentieth Century,” in Women in New Jersey History, ed. Mary R. W. , 1987); Nancy Fogelson, “They Paved the Street with Silk: New Jersey Silk Workers, 1913–1924,” NJH 97 (1979): 133–48; Robert H. W. and the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913,” Proc. ” Socialist Review 69 (1983): 45–78; Steve Golin, The Fragile Bridge: Paterson Silk Strike, 1913 (Philadelphia, 1988); Martin Green, New York, 1913: The Armory Show and the Paterson Silk Strike Pageant (New York, 1988).

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