A History of New Jersey Libraries, 1997-2012

Author: Christine M. Keresztury

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 185

For the first time, a library history is focused on the way in which libraries of all kinds have developed within a single state. The growth of public libraries, the state library, school libraries, academic libraries, and special libraries are all considered in this one volume. This volume follows an earlier history, A History of New Jersey Libraries, 1750-1996, and continues the New Jersey story forward to today.

Reproductive Rights in New York and New Jersey

Abortion, the Empire, and the Garden

Author: Jonathan F. Parent

Publisher: Lexington Books


Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 239

Where policy is made depends to a large extent on how it is framed early in the process. This book discusses abortion policy in legal and political terms and analyzes how it ultimately led the courts to play a much more active role in policy development in New Jersey than in New York.

Ghosts of Burlington County

Historical Hauntings from the Mullica to the Delaware

Author: Jan Lynn Bastien

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing


Category: History

Page: 128

View: 873

The picturesque waters of the Mullica and the Delaware River belie the dark past of Burlington County. Legends of ghosts and spirits are all that remain of this troubled history. A blue ghost sings in the piano room of the Barclay Haines Homestead on the banks of the beautiful Rancocas. The Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences in Mount Holly houses some most unnatural "artifacts." Riverside's eerie Keystone Watch Case Tower, just thirteen miles north of Philadelphia, stands as a reminder to the lives lost in the harsh course of industrialization in the area. Join local legends expert Jan Lynn Bastien as she explores the haunted history of Roebling, Pemberton, Eastampton and other Burlington County communities.

The Douglass Century

Transformation of the Women’s College at Rutgers University

Author: Kayo Denda

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 109

Rutgers University’s Douglass Residential College is the only college for women that is nested within a major public research university in the United States. Although the number of women’s colleges has plummeted from a high of 268 in 1960 to 38 in 2016, Douglass is flourishing as it approaches its centennial in 2018. To explore its rich history, Kayo Denda, Mary Hawkesworth, Fernanda H. Perrone examine the strategic transformation of Douglass over the past century in relation to continuing debates about women’s higher education. The Douglass Century celebrates the college’s longevity and diversity as distinctive accomplishments, and analyzes the contributions of Douglass administrators, alumnae, and students to its survival, while also investigating multiple challenges that threatened its existence. This book demonstrates how changing historical circumstances altered the possibilities for women and the content of higher education, comparing the Jazz Age, American the Great Depression, the Second World War, the post-war Civil Rights era, and the resurgence of feminism in the 1970s and 1980s. Concluding in the present day, the authors highlight the college’s ongoing commitment to Mabel Smith Douglass’ founding vision, “to bring about an intellectual quickening, a cultural broadening in connection with specific training so that women may go out into the world fitted...for leadership...in the economic, political, and intellectual life of this nation.” In addition to providing a comprehensive history of the college, the book brings its subjects to life with eighty full-color images from the Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

The New Jersey State Constitution

A Reference Guide

Author: Robert F. Williams

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Category: History

Page: 174

View: 476

This comprehensive reference guide provides an in-depth study of New Jersey's constitution. The year 1997 marks the fiftieth anniversary of New Jerseys wellregarded state constitution. State constitutions, although the highest source of law within a state, are not well understood by citizens, government officials, historians, political scientists, lawyers, or even judges. This book is the first single volume to combine a detailed review of New Jersey's constitutional history and analysis of each section of the current constitution. It is the standard work on New Jersey constitutional development and law. Divided into two parts, the book first covers the historical development of the constitutions of 1776, 1844, the Constitutional Commission of 1873, and the current constitution written in 1947. It then traces the origins and major judicial interpretations of each section of the present-day constitution. It concludes with an exhaustive bibliographical essay which organizes the most complete listing of primary and secondary sources to date.

New Jersey

A History of the Garden State

Author: Maxine N. Lurie

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Category: History

Page: 336

View: 899

New Jersey: A History of the Garden State presents a fresh, comprehensive overview of New Jersey’s history from the prehistoric era to the present. The findings of archaeologists, political, social, and economic historians provide a new look at how the Garden State has evolved. The state has a rich Native American heritage and complex colonial history. It played a pivotal role in the American Revolution, early industrialization, and technological developments in transportation, including turnpikes, canals, and railroads. The nineteenth century saw major debates over slavery. While no Civil War battles were fought in New Jersey, most residents supported it while questioning the policies of the federal government. Next, the contributors turn to industry, urbanization, and the growth of shore communities. A destination for immigrants, New Jersey continued to be one of the most diverse states in the nation. Many of these changes created a host of social problems that reformers tried to minimize during the Progressive Era. Settlement houses were established, educational institutions grew, and utopian communities were founded. Most notably, women gained the right to vote in 1920. In the decades leading up to World War II, New Jersey benefited from back-to-work projects, but the rise of the local Ku Klux Klan and the German American Bund were sad episodes during this period. The story then moves to the rise of suburbs, the concomitant decline of the state’s cities, growing population density, and changing patterns of wealth. Deep-seated racial inequities led to urban unrest as well as political change, including such landmark legislation as the Mount Laurel decision. Today, immigration continues to shape the state, as does the tension between the needs of the suburbs, cities, and modest amounts of remaining farmland. Well-known personalities, such as Jonathan Edwards, George Washington, Woodrow Wilson, Dorothea Dix, Thomas Edison, Frank Hague, and Albert Einstein appear in the narrative. Contributors also mine new and existing sources to incorporate fully scholarship on women, minorities, and immigrants. All chapters are set in the context of the history of the United States as a whole, illustrating how New Jersey is often a bellwether for the nation.

Directory of Grants in the Humanities 1997/98

Author: Oryx Press Staff

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Humanities

Page: 752

View: 127

For nearly two decades, the Oryx Press GRANTS Database has provided the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding funding for research and performance-related programs. The Directory of Grants in the Humanities is a specialized directory created from the database, focusing on funding programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The only directory of its kind to include all 50 states' and several Canadian provinces' arts/humanities councils' programs, this comprehensive 11th edition contains updates on over 3,400 current funding programs and features 200 new grant programs. Also debuting are descriptions of recently awarded grants; a list of World Wide Web sites for sponsoring organizations; and an enhanced subject index with cross-references to aid searching by subject area. The vast scope of programs listed in the Directory of Grants in the Humanities 1997/98 fund cultural outreach programs, research, travel, internships, fellowships, dissertation support, performances, exhibitions, publishing awards, and performance prizes. Funding programs are provided for such humanities disciplines as literature, language, history, anthropology, architecture, philosophy, and psychology. Fine and performing arts programs include painting, dance, photography, sculpture, and music.

Libraries in the early 21st century, volume 2

An international perspective

Author: Ravindra N. Sharma

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 564

View: 248

Following the pattern of the first volume, the second volume of Libraries in the early 21st century: An international perspective extends the range of countries covered. Each chapter covers a different country and describes the modern history, development of libraries and library technology. The careful selection of countries achieves good representation of professional library work on all continents. This two-volume work represents an excellent contribution to international librarianship and allows comparative studies both at graduate and professional level.

The Triumph of Improvisation

Gorbachev's Adaptability, Reagan's Engagement, and the End of the Cold War

Author: James Wilson

Publisher: Cornell University Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 140

In The Triumph of Improvisation, James Graham Wilson takes a long view of the end of the Cold War, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. Drawing on deep archival research and recently declassified papers, Wilson argues that adaptation, improvisation, and engagement by individuals in positions of power ended the specter of a nuclear holocaust. Amid ambivalence and uncertainty, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan, George Shultz, and George H. W. Bush—and a host of other actors—engaged with adversaries and adapted to a rapidly changing international environment and information age in which global capitalism recovered as command economies failed. Eschewing the notion of a coherent grand strategy to end the Cold War, Wilson paints a vivid portrait of how leaders made choices; some made poor choices while others reacted prudently, imaginatively, and courageously to events they did not foresee. A book about the burdens of responsibility, the obstacles of domestic politics, and the human qualities of leadership, The Triumph of Improvisation concludes with a chapter describing how George H. W. Bush oversaw the construction of a new configuration of power after the fall of the Berlin Wall, one that resolved the fundamental components of the Cold War on Washington’s terms.


A New Jersey Town from the Colonial Era to the Present

Author: John Whiteclay Chambers

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Category: History

Page: 304

View: 433

One of the oldest towns in New Jersey, Cranbury has a long and noteworthy history that is in part distinctive and in part broadly representative of larger themes in the development of the state and the nation. In this beautifully illustrated book sponsored by Cranbury Landmarks, Inc., historian John Whiteclay Chambers II links the narrative of this remarkable place to contemporary debates about suburbanization and land-use planning. Founded in 1697 and soon featuring an inn, a gristmill, and a church, the village prospered due to its strategic location on important transportation routes between New York and Philadelphia and its fertile, productive farmland. David Brainerd, a famous and controversial young missionary, came there to preach to the Lenape Indians. In 1778, George Washington and his army stayed there on their way to the Battle of Monmouth. In the nineteenth century, roadways, railroads, and turnpikes spurred the town’s commerce and agriculture. Yet unlike many old agricultural centers transformed by suburbanization in the twentieth century, Cranbury has retained its picturesque, small-town image and much of its charm. Cranbury has the feel of a well-preserved nineteenth-century village, remarkable for its intact and cohesive domestic and commercial architecture—a status recognized when it was placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. In the last several decades, an active citizenry has innovatively linked the historic preservation of the town center with the maintenance of adjoining farmland, stream corridors, and wildlife habitats. How Cranbury preserved much of its character while accommodating economic growth provides a central theme in this book. Preserving the best of the past while astutely meeting the challenges of the present, Cranbury’s history offers an inspiration for active civic participation, a model for enlightened development, and an engaging American story. A project of Cranbury Landmarks, Inc.

Unified Fields

Science and Literary Form

Author: Janine Rogers

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP


Category: Literary Criticism


View: 349

Literary form presents an important opportunity for understanding the relationship between literature and science. Through a series of close readings of poetry and prose, Unified Fields demonstrates that formal structures in literature can relate to scientific concepts through their essential interpretive functions. Janine Rogers engages with a wide range of writing from Canadian, British, and American authors, including the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Robyn Sarah as well as prose by Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, and Stephen Hawking. She employs an interdisciplinary approach combining formalist, historical, and theoretical literary practice, informed by interpretive frameworks developed in the philosophy of science. Although dedicated to contemporary texts, Rogers's analysis is frequently rooted in historical contexts of form, including Euclidean geometry and medieval romance, developed when the distinction between literature and science was not so drastic. These historical connections demonstrate that continuities of form resonate in both contemporary literature and science. Through critical analysis and engaging prose, Unified Fields bridges an important disciplinary gap by revealing how literary practice informs scientific understanding.

American Library Directory, 2000-2001

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc


Category: Reference

Page: 4300

View: 337

When you need to find anyone or anything in the far-reaching library community, just turn to the American Library Directory 2000-2001. Now in its 53rd edition, this acclaimed reference guide continues to provide librarians and library users with the most complete, current, and easily accessible information on libraries across North America. You'll find detailed profiles for more than 30,000 public, academic, special and government libraries and library-related organizations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico -- including addresses, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses ...network participation ... expenditures ... holdings and special collections ... key personnel ... special services ... and more -- over 40 categories of library information in all. This indispensable resource makes it easy to: -- Contact colleagues, other libraries, or library organizations -- Locate special collections, rare book and document holdings, and manuscript collections -- Find consortium libraries or networks for inter-library loans, information, or membership -- Compare other libraries' facilities, services, and expenditures with yours -- Identify libraries equipped for the disabled, and other specialized facilities -- Find out about seminars and in-service educational programs. Libraries are listed alphabetically by state and city, and registries of library schools and library consortia are included as well.

Grease Lubrication in Rolling Bearings

Author: Piet M. Lugt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 472

View: 943

The definitive book on the science of grease lubrication forroller and needle bearings in industrial and vehicleengineering. Grease Lubrication in Rolling Bearings provides anoverview of the existing knowledge on the various aspects of greaselubrication (including lubrication systems) and the state of theart models that exist today. The book reviews the physical andchemical aspects of grease lubrication, primarily directed towardslubrication of rolling bearings. The first part of the book covers grease composition, propertiesand rheology, including thermal and dynamics properties. Laterchapters cover the dynamics of greased bearings, including greaselife, bearing life, reliability and testing. The final chaptercovers lubrications systems – the systems that deliver greaseto the components requiring lubrication. Grease Lubrication in Rolling Bearings: Describes the underlying physical and chemical properties ofgrease. Discusses the effect of load, speed, temperature, bearinggeometry, bearing materials and grease type on bearing wear. Covers both bearing and grease performance, includingthermo-mechanical ageing and testing methodologies. It is intended for researchers and engineers in thepetro-chemical and bearing industry, industries related to this(e.g. wind turbine industry, automotive industry) and forapplication engineers. It will also be of interest for teaching inpost-graduate courses.

Yearbook of International Organizations 2013-2014

Organization Descriptions and Cross-references

Author: Union of International Associations

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub


Category: Law


View: 510

Volume 1 (A and B) of the Yearbook of International Organizations covers international organizations throughout the world, comprising their aims, activities and events

Encyclopedia of Military Science

Author: G. Kurt Piehler

Publisher: SAGE Publications


Category: History

Page: 1928

View: 905

The Encyclopedia of Military Science provides a comprehensive, ready-reference on the organization, traditions, training, purpose, and functions of today’s military. Entries in this four-volume work include coverage of the duties, responsibilities, and authority of military personnel and an understanding of strategies and tactics of the modern military and how they interface with political, social, legal, economic, and technological factors. A large component is devoted to issues of leadership, group dynamics, motivation, problem-solving, and decision making in the military context. Finally, this work also covers recent American military history since the end of the Cold War with a special emphasis on peacekeeping and peacemaking operations, the First Persian Gulf War, the events surrounding 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and how the military has been changing in relation to these events. Click here to read an article on The Daily Beast by Encyclopedia editor G. Kurt Piehler, "Why Don't We Build Statues For Our War Heroes Anymore?"

Stewart Parker

A Life

Author: Marilynn Richtarik

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 282

Born in Belfast during World War II, raised in a working-class Protestant family, and educated on scholarship at Queen's University, writer Stewart Parker's story is in many ways the story of his generation. Other aspects of his personal history, though, such as the amputation of his left leg at age 19, helped to create an extraordinarily perceptive observer and commentator. Steeped in American popular culture as a child and young adult, he spent five years teaching in the United States before returning to Belfast in August 1969, the same week British troops responded to sectarian disturbances there. Parker had developed a sense of writing as a form of political action in the highly charged atmosphere of the US in the late 1960s, which he applied in many and varied capacities throughout the worst years of the Troubles to express his own socialist and secular vision of Northern Irish potential. As a young aspiring poet and novelist, he supported himself with free-lance work that brought him into contact with institutions ranging from BBC Northern Ireland to the Irish Times (for which he wrote personal columns and the music review feature High Pop) and from the Queen's University Extramural Department to Long Kesh internment camp (where his creative writing students included Gerry Adams). It is as a playwright, however, that Parker earned a permanent spot in the literary canon with drama that encapsulates his experience of Northern Ireland in the 1970s. Marilynn Richtarik's Stewart Parker: A Life illuminates the genesis, development, and meaning of such classic plays as Spokesong, Northern Star, and Pentecost - works that continue to shed light on the North's past, present, and future - in the context of Parker's life and times. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, this critical biography rewards general readers and specialists alike.

Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle

Multi-Media Afterlives

Author: S. Vanacker

Publisher: Springer


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 151

Sherlock Holmes is an iconic figure within cultural narratives. More recently, Conan Doyle has also appeared as a fictional figure in contemporary novels and films, confusing the boundaries between fiction and reality. This collection investigates how Holmes and Doyle have gripped the public imagination to become central figures of modernity.

The Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies

Author: Stephen W. Angell

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: Religion

Page: 672

View: 302

Quakerism began in England in the 1650s. George Fox, credited as leading the movement, had an experience of 1647 in which he felt he could hear Christ directly and inwardly without the mediation of text or minister. Convinced of the authenticity of this experience and its universal application, Fox preached a spirituality in which potentially all were ministers, all part of a priesthood of believers, a church levelled before the leadership of God. Quakers are a fascinating religious group both in their original 'peculiarity' and in the variety of reinterpretations of the faith since. The way they have interacted with wider society is a basic but often unknown part of British and American history. This handbook charts their history and the history of their expression as a religious community. This volume provides an indispensable reference work for the study of Quakerism. It is global in its perspectives and interdisciplinary in its approach whilst offering the reader a clear narrative through the academic debates. In addition to an in-depth survey of historical readings of Quakerism, the handbook provides a treatment of the group's key theological premises and its links with wider Christian thinking. Quakerism's distinctive ecclesiastical forms and practices are analysed, and its social, economic, political, and ethical outcomes examined. Each of the 37 chapters considers broader religious, social, and cultural contexts and provides suggestions for further reading and the volume concludes with an extensive bibliography to aid further research.