By Maxine Lurie (ed.)

A brand new Jersey vintage involves existence once again, and it is higher than ever . . . "This first-class choice of essays covers the sweep of recent Jersey background from the colonial, proprietary period to the new politics of Mount Laurel. It brings jointly many of the best writing at the country, and increases questions proper to significant topics in American background extra ordinarily. Maxine N. Lurie has supplied a great 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, background division, Rutgers college compliment for the earlier variation . . . "An totally really good assortment in each point, this covers the entire chronological and topical bases with amazing comprehensiveness. Contributions should not basically applicable to the aim of the publication; they've got the extra advantage of being very major items of scholarship all alone, not just within the heritage of latest Jersey yet in American heritage mostly. . . . Lurie's illuminating headnotes for every article, which come with not just wise interpretive insights but in addition bibliographical references, set this booklet considerably apart." -Douglas Greenberg, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers college MAXINE N. LURIE is a professor of background at Seton corridor college. She is the writer of a few 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 collage Press).

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Tobin (London, 1977), 142–155; Eugene M. Tobin, “The Progressive as Politician: Jersey City, 1896–1907,” NJH 91 (1973): 5–23. 63. Ransom E. , 1946); Michael H. Ebner, “Redefining the Success Ethic for Urban Reform Mayors: Fred R. 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.

As local and state governments ran out of funds, they turned to the federal government, which, after the election of Franklin D. 68 Designed to provide relief for those in need, to reform the economy so as to prevent a recurrence of depression, and to experiment with alternatives for the future, the New Deal was meant to “prime the pump,” to put people to work so that they could earn money, spend it, and in the process revive the economy. A variety of “alphabet soup” agencies ran construction projects, operated theaters, and took surveys.

New Jersey, still conservative and slow to react, gradually joined in the collective din for change until, for a brief time while Woodrow Wilson was governor, the state actually stood in the forefront of the Progressive movement. ” Gradually, the Democratic Party also issued calls for reform. Mark Fagan and George L. 62 They and others also sought restrictions on corporations, an end to “perpetual franchises,” institution of the direct primary, and other limits on the powers of political bosses.

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