A New Jersey Anthology

Author: Maxine N. Lurie

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Category: History

Page: 500

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This anthology contains seventeen essays covering eighteenth-century agrarian unrest, the Revolutionary War, politics in the Jackson era, feminism and the women's movements, slavery from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, strikes and labor struggles, land use and regional planning issues, Blacks in Newark, the current political state of New Jersey, and more. The contributors are Michal R. Belknap, Lynn W. Dorsett, Gregory Evans Dowd, Charles E. Funnell, Steve Golin, Maxine N. Lurie, Richard P. McCormick, Gary Mitchell, Simeon F. Moss, Marie Marmo Mullaney, Mary R. Murrin, Gerald M. Pomper, Clement A. Price, Thomas L. Purvis, Daniel Schaffer, Warren E. Stickle III, Maurice Tandler.

The Governors of New Jersey

Biographical Essays

Author: Michael J. Birkner

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Category: History

Page: 440

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Rogues, aristocrats, and a future U.S. president. These and other governors are portrayed in this revised and updated edition of the classic reference work on the chief executives of New Jersey. Editors Michael J. Birkner, Donald Linky, and Peter Mickulas present new essays on the governors of the last three decades—Brendan T. Byrne, Thomas Kean, James Florio, Christine Todd Whitman, Donald DiFrancesco, James McGreevey, Richard Codey, and Jon Corzine. The essays included in the original edition are amended, edited, and corrected as necessary in light of new and relevant scholarship. The authors of each governor’s life story represent a roster of such notable scholars as Larry Gerlach, Stanley Katz, Arthur Link, and Clement Price, as well as many other experts on New Jersey history and politics. As a result, this revised edition is a thorough and current reference work on the New Jersey governorship—one of the strongest in the nation. Also of Interest: New Jersey Politics and Government The Suburbs Come of Age Fourth Edition Barbara G. Salmore with Stephen A. Salmore 978-0-8135-6139-4 paper $34.95 A volume in the Rivergate Regionals Collection Me, Governor? My Life in the Rough-and-Tumble World of New Jersey Politics Richard J. Codey 978-0-8135-5045-9 cloth $24.95 The Life and Times of Richard J. Hughes The Politics of Civility John B. Wefing 978-0-8135-4641-4 cloth $32.50 Governor Tom Kean From the New Jersey Statehouse to the 911 Commission Alvin S. Felzenberg 978-0-8135-3799-3 cloth $29.95

Leon Abbett's New Jersey

The Emergence of the Modern Governor

Author: Richard A. Hogarty

Publisher: American Philosophical Society


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 349

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Following in the succession of his 25 predecessors, Leon Abbett twice served as governor of New Jersey in the late 19nth century. A lifelong Democrat, he was a dynamic and visionary party leader who guided the citizens of New Jersey into a new urban industrial age. While he was a machine politician and party boss, he was also a notable reformer. That was a formidable combination for his time. Grappling with a series of hot political issues and braving the passions and divisions spawned by the Civil War, Abbett was one of the ablest and most intriguing men ever to be governor. Several new ideas were transformed into public policy during his tenure. Both in style and strategy, Abbett represented a sharp break from his predecessors. He was a prime example of a governor who both in crisis and in ordinary times broadened gubernatorial authority. He became both a policy and party leader. In this context, he was an important forerunner to a type of governor that had not yet appeared on the American political stage.

Battleground New Jersey

Vanderbilt, Hague, and Their Fight for Justice

Author: Nelson Johnson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Category: History

Page: 292

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New Jersey’s legal system was plagued with injustices from the time the system was established through the mid-twentieth century. In Battleground New Jersey, historian and author of Boardwalk Empire, Nelson Johnson chronicles reforms to the system through the dramatic stories of Arthur T. Vanderbilt—the first chief justice of the state’s modern-era Supreme Court—and Frank Hague—legendary mayor of Jersey City. Two of the most powerful politicians in twentieth-century America, Vanderbilt and Hague clashed on matters of public policy and over the need to reform New Jersey’s antiquated and corrupt court system. Their battles made headlines and eventually led to legal reform, transforming New Jersey’s court system into one of the most highly regarded in America. Vanderbilt’s power came through mastering the law, serving as dean of New York University Law School, preaching court reform as president of the American Bar Association, and organizing suburban voters before other politicians recognized their importance. Hague, a remarkably successful sixth-grade dropout, amassed his power by exploiting people’s foibles, crushing his rivals, accumulating a fortune through extortion, subverting the law, and taking care of business in his own backyard. They were different ethnically, culturally, and temperamentally, but they shared the goals of power. Relying upon previously unexamined personal files of Vanderbilt, Johnson’s engaging chronicle reveals the hatred the lawyer had for the mayor and the lengths Vanderbilt went to in an effort to destroy Hague. Battleground New Jersey illustrates the difficulty in adapting government to a changing world, and the vital role of independent courts in American society.

A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University

With Selected Annotations

Author: Julius J. Marke

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.


Category: Law

Page: 1372

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Marke, Julius J., Editor. A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University With Selected Annotations. New York: The Law Center of New York University, 1953. xxxi, 1372 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-19939. ISBN 1-886363-91-9. Cloth. $195. * Reprint of the massive, well-annotated catalogue compiled by the librarian of the School of Law at New York University. Classifies approximately 15,000 works excluding foreign law, by Sources of the Law, History of Law and its Institutions, Public and Private Law, Comparative Law, Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law, Political and Economic Theory, Trials, Biography, Law and Literature, Periodicals and Serials and Reference Material. With a thorough subject and author index. This reference volume will be of continuous value to the legal scholar and bibliographer, due not only to the works included but to the authoritative annotations, often citing more than one source. Besterman, A World Bibliography of Bibliographies 3461.

Heritage Trail Association, in Cooperation with Jessie L. Havens Presents Cold Case: The Hall-Mills Murders Revisited

Author: Jessie Lynes Havens



Category: Murder

Page: 186

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Titled "Cold Case: Hall-Mills Murder Revisited," the book includes the full text of "The Girl in Lover{8217}s Lane" by Charles Boswell and Lewis Thompson; photos of the crime scene and the trial from university and library archives; an excerpt from "Memories of a Half Century at the Bar of New Jersey" by defense attorney Robert Harris McCarter; Messenger-Gazette "Hindsight" columns by Jessie Havens; and a commentary by Jessie Havens.

Cyclopædia of American Literature

Embracing Personal and Critical Notices of Authors, and Selections from Their Writings, from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; with Portraits, Autographs, and Other Illustrations. In two volumes

Author: Evert Augustus Duyckinck



Category: American literature


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