Past and Promise

Lives of New Jersey Women


Author: Joan N. Burstyn,Women's Project of New Jersey

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815604181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 468

View: 429

An investigation into the history of women in New Jersey, this book provides portraits of women from many walks of life, from the colonial period to the present. It contains biographies of notable women whose lives and public contributions have been especially significant.

Encyclopedia of New Jersey


Author: Maxine N. Lurie,Marc Mappen

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813533252

Category: History

Page: 927

View: 8530

Information from New Jersey's earliest history to the present is catalogued in a detailed reference book that covers such topics as architecture, municipalities and counties, business and industry, ethnic groups, and sports and recreation, all enhanced with more than five hundred illustrations and 150 maps.

A village at war

Chatham, New Jersey, and the American Revolution


Author: Donald Wallace White

Publisher: Associated Univ Pr


Category: History

Page: 311

View: 1892

New Jersey Folk Revival Music

History & Tradition


Author: Michael C. Gabriele

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625853939

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 2908

New Jersey shaped folk revival music into an art form. The saga began with the bawdy tunes sung in colonial-era taverns and continued with the folk songs that echoed through the Pine Barrens. “Guitar Mania” became a phenomenon in the 1800s, and twentieth-century studio recordings in Camden were monumental. Performances by legendary artists like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan spotlighted the state’s folk revival movement and led to a flourishing community of folk organizations, festivals and open-mic nights at village coffeehouses. Author Michael Gabriele traces the evolution and living history of folk revival music in the Garden State and how it has changed the lives of people on stage and in the audience.

Garp und wie er die Welt sah


Author: John Irving

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257601506

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

View: 2649

Wer diesen Roman noch nicht gelesen hat, ist zu beneiden. Denn ihn erwartet eine Welt voller skurriler Ereignisse und liebenswert verschrobener Figuren in Neuengland und Wien. Garps Welt eben, in der alles passieren kann und meistens auch passiert.

Madison House

A Novel


Author: Peter Donahue

Publisher: Hawthorne Books

ISBN: 0983477531

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 5837

PETER DONAHUE’S DEBUT NOVEL MADISON HOUSE, which won the Langum Prize for Historical Fiction 2005, chronicles turn-of-the-century Seattle’s explosive transformation from frontier outpost to major metropolis. Maddie Ingram, owner of Madison House, and her quirky and endearing boarders find their lives inextricably linked when the city decides to re-grade Denny Hill and the fate of Madison House hangs in the balance--Maddie’s albino handyman and furtive love interest, a muckraking black journalist who owns and publishes the Seattle Sentry newspaper, and an aspiring stage actress forced into prostitution and morphine addiction while working in the city’s corrupt vaudeville theater, all call Madison House home. Had E.L. Doctorow and Charles Dickens met on the streets of Seattle, they couldn’t have created a better book.

My American Revolution

A Modern Expedition Through History's Forgotten Battlegrounds


Author: Robert Sullivan

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429945850

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 2261

Americans tend to think of the Revolution as a Massachusetts-based event orchestrated by Virginians, but in fact the war took place mostly in the Middle Colonies—in New York and New Jersey and the parts of Pennsylvania that on a clear day you can almost see from the Empire State Building. In My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan delves into this first Middle America, digging for a glorious, heroic part of the past in the urban, suburban, and sometimes even rural landscape of today. And there are great adventures along the way: Sullivan investigates the true history of the crossing of the Delaware, its down-home reenactment each year for the past half a century, and—toward the end of a personal odyssey that involves camping in New Jersey backyards, hiking through lost "mountains," and eventually some physical therapy—he evacuates illegally from Brooklyn to Manhattan by handmade boat. He recounts a Brooklyn historian's failed attempt to memorialize a colonial Maryland regiment; a tattoo artist's more successful use of a colonial submarine, which resulted in his 2007 arrest by the New York City police and the FBI; and the life of Philip Freneau, the first (and not great) poet of American independence, who died in a swamp in the snow. Last but not least, along New York harbor, Sullivan re-creates an ancient signal beacon. Like an almanac, My American Revolution moves through the calendar of American independence, considering the weather and the tides, the harbor and the estuary and the yearly return of the stars as salient factors in the war for independence. In this fiercely individual and often hilarious journey to make our revolution his, he shows us how alive our own history is, right under our noses.

New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones

History in the Landscape


Author: Richard Veit,Mark Nonestied

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813545668

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3249

From the earliest memorials used by Native Americans to the elaborate structures of the present day, Richard Veit and Mark Nonestied use grave markers to take an off-beat look at New Jersey’s history that is both fascinating and unique. New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones presents a culturally diverse account of New Jersey’s historic burial places from High Point to Cape May and from the banks of the Delaware to the ocean-washed Shore, to explain what cemeteries tell us about people and the communities in which they lived. The evidence ranges from somber seventeenth-century decorations such as hourglasses and skulls that denoted the brevity of colonial life, to modern times where memorials, such as a life-size granite Mercedes Benz, reflect the materialism of the new millennium. Also considered are contemporary novelties such as pet cemeteries and what they reveal about today’s culture. To tell their story the authors visited more than 1,000 burial grounds and interviewed numerous monument dealers and cemetarians. This richly illustrated book is essential reading for history buffs and indeed anyone who has ever wandered inquisitively through their local cemeteries.



Author: John T. Cunningham

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738537801

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 2453

The Borough of Madison, New Jersey, known as Bottle Hill until 1834, was first settled in the middle of the eighteenth century. Its historical significance, now often forgotten by its cosmopolitan population, includes a railroad heritage dating to 1837, commuter traditions that began with the railroad's arrival, the founding of Drew University in 1866, the development of fabled millionaire estates that have largely disappeared, and the location of a nationally known rose-growing industry that is now gone. Even as it attracted a number of very wealthy estate owners, Madison also became home to a richly diverse ethnic population that came to work in the palatial homes and in the huge rose-growing greenhouses found nearly everywhere in the borough. This evolution of Madison is chronicled in this exciting new pictorial history through the presentation of vintage images and informative caption text.