By Maxine Lurie (ed.)
A brand new Jersey vintage involves lifestyles once again, and it is higher than ever . . . "This first-class selection of essays covers the sweep of latest Jersey historical past from the colonial, proprietary period to the new politics of Mount Laurel. It brings jointly a few of the best writing at the country, and increases questions appropriate to significant issues in American heritage extra in general. Maxine N. Lurie has supplied a great introductory essay to contextualize every bit within the assortment, and every essay additionally comes with feedback for extra analyzing at the topic." -Paul G. E. Clemens, historical past division, Rutgers collage compliment for the earlier variation . . . "An totally exceptional assortment in each point, this covers the entire chronological and topical bases with amazing comprehensiveness. Contributions should not in simple terms applicable to the aim of the e-book; they've got the extra benefit of being very major items of scholarship all alone, not just within the background of latest Jersey yet in American background as a rule. . . . Lurie's illuminating headnotes for every article, which come with not just smart interpretive insights but additionally bibliographical references, set this e-book considerably apart." -Douglas Greenberg, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers collage MAXINE N. LURIE is a professor of background at Seton corridor collage. She is the writer of a couple of articles and publication chapters on early American and New Jersey background, the editor of the 1st variation of this anthology, and the coeditor of the Encyclopedia of recent Jersey and Mapping New Jersey (all Rutgers college Press).
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Lurie 52. On “honest” and “dishonest” graft, see William L. , Plunkitt of Tammany Hall: A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, Delivered by Ex-senator George Washington Plunkitt, the Tammany Philosopher, From His Rostrum—the New York County Court House Bootblack Stand (New York, 1963), 3–6. 53. Sackett, Modern Battles of Trenton; Reynolds, Testing Democracy. 54. John T. Cunningham, New Jersey: America’s Main Road (New York, 1966), 224. 55. Philip B. , 1985); James D. Osborne, “Italian Immigrants and the Working Class in Paterson: The Strike of 1913 in Ethnic Perspective,” in New Jersey’s Ethnic Heritage, ed.
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.
Hartz deﬁned liberalism in reference to a Europe that had experienced a feudal past and socialist present, a conservative nobility opposed to change and a radical proletariat in favor of it. Americans instead were “born free”; they were liberals in the Lockean sense whose political divisions (compared to Europe’s) were telescoped into a middle ground. Some American historians, seeing greater divergence than Hartz, have used the words “conservative,” “liberal,” and “radical” to describe political differences, interpretations of the Constitution, willingness to use government power, and support for change.
A New Jersey Anthology by Maxine Lurie (ed.)