Reviews

Author: 
John Fea
Reviewer: 
Maxine N. Lurie

Lurie on Fea, 'The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America'

John Fea. The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. 269 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4109-9.

Reviewed by Maxine N. Lurie (Department of History, Seton Hall University) Published on H-New-Jersey (July, 2008)

Author: 
Steven Hart
Reviewer: 
Joseph G. Bilby

Bilby on Hart, 'The Last Three Miles: Politics, Murder and the Construction of America's First Superhighway'

Steven Hart. The Last Three Miles: Politics, Murder and the Construction of America's First Superhighway. New York: The New Press, 2007. 216 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-59558-098-6.

Reviewed by Joseph G. Bilby (Assistant Curator, National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey at Sea Girt) Published on H-New-Jersey (June, 2008)

The Boss and the Bridge to the Future

Author: 
Lorie Conway
Reviewer: 
Sandra Moss

Moss on Conway, 'Forgotten Ellis Island: The Extraordinary Story of America's Immigrant Hospital'

Lorie Conway. Forgotten Ellis Island: The Extraordinary Story of America's Immigrant Hospital. New York: Smithsonian Books, 2007. 185 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-06-124196-3.

Reviewed by Sandra Moss (Medical History Society of New Jersey) Published on H-New-Jersey (April, 2008)

Ellis Island Remembered

Author: 
Dennis E. Gale
Reviewer: 
Michael Ebner

Ebner on Gale, 'Greater New Jersey: Living in the Shadow of Gotham'

Dennis E. Gale. Greater New Jersey: Living in the Shadow of Gotham. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. xvii + 190 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3954-6.

Reviewed by Michael Ebner (Department of History, Lake Forest College) Published on H-New-Jersey (August, 2007)

Delineating North Jersey

Author: 
Alan M. Kraut, Deborah A. Kraut
Reviewer: 
Sandra Moss

Moss on Kraut and Kraut, 'Covenant of Care: Newark Beth Israel and the Jewish Hospital in America'

Alan M. Kraut, Deborah A. Kraut. Covenant of Care: Newark Beth Israel and the Jewish Hospital in America. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2006. 328 pp. $30.35 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-3910-2.

Reviewed by Sandra Moss (Medical History Society of New Jersey) Published on H-New-Jersey (June, 2007)

An Institutional Biography of a Newark Hospital

Author: 
Yvonne S. Thornton
Reviewer: 
Valeri Drach-Weidmann

Drach-Weidmann on Thornton, 'The Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story'

Yvonne S. Thornton. The Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story. New York: Plume, 1995. vii + 261 pp. $24.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55972-282-7.

Reviewed by Valeri Drach-Weidmann (Highland Park Public Library) Published on H-New-Jersey (April, 2007)

An American Dream Realized

Author: 
Jack Harpster
Reviewer: 
Maxine N. Lurie

Lurie on Harpster, 'John Ogden, The Pilgrim (1609-1682): A Man of More than Ordinary Mark'

Jack Harpster. John Ogden, The Pilgrim (1609-1682): A Man of More than Ordinary Mark. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2006. 244 pp. $52.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8386-4104-0.

Reviewed by Maxine N. Lurie (Department of History, Seton Hall University) Published on H-New-Jersey (February, 2007)

The Wandering Pilgrim Who Helped Settle New Jersey

Author: 
Chad Millman
Reviewer: 
Marc Mappen

Mappen on Millman, 'The Detonators: The Secret Plot to Destroy America and an Epic Hunt for Justice'

Chad Millman. The Detonators: The Secret Plot to Destroy America and an Epic Hunt for Justice. New York: Little Brown and Company, 2006. 300 pp. $24.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-316-73496-7.

Reviewed by Marc Mappen (New Jersey Historical Commission) Published on H-New-Jersey (January, 2007)

The Big Bang of 1916

Author: 
Barbara Mitnick, ed.
Reviewer: 
John Fea

Fea on Mitnick, 'New Jersey in the American Revolution'

Barbara Mitnick, ed. New Jersey in the American Revolution. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2005. xviii + 268 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-3602-6.

Reviewed by John Fea (Department of History, Messiah College) Published on H-New-Jersey (October, 2006)

The Cockpit and Beyond

Author: 
Sherry B. Ortner
Reviewer: 
Kathleen Shapiro

Shapiro on Ortner, 'New Jersey Dreaming: Capital, Culture, and the Class of '58'

Sherry B. Ortner. New Jersey Dreaming: Capital, Culture, and the Class of '58. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005. xvi + 340 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-3598-6.

Reviewed by Kathleen Shapiro (Department of History/Anthropology, Monmouth University) Published on H-New-Jersey (September, 2006)

Beyond Poodle Skirts and Rock 'n Roll

Author: 
Howard Gillette, Jr.
Reviewer: 
Kathe Newman

Newman on Gillette, 'Camden After the Fall: Decline and Renewal in a Post-Industrial City'

Howard Gillette, Jr. Camden After the Fall: Decline and Renewal in a Post-Industrial City. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. 323 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3897-6.

Reviewed by Kathe Newman (Program in Urban Planning and Policy Development, Rutgers University--New Brunswick) Published on H-New-Jersey (April, 2006)

Author: 
Jeffry H. Morrison
Reviewer: 
John Fea

Fea on Morrison, 'John Witherspoon and the Founding of the American Republic'

Jeffry H. Morrison. John Witherspoon and the Founding of the American Republic. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005. xviii + 220 pp. $22.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-268-03485-6.

Reviewed by John Fea (Department of History, Messiah College) Published on H-New-Jersey (April, 2006)

The Forgotten Founding Father?

Author: 
Kevin Coyne
Reviewer: 
G. Kurt Piehler

Piehler on Coyne, 'Marching Home: To War and Back with the Men of One American Town'

Kevin Coyne. Marching Home: To War and Back with the Men of One American Town. New York: Penguin Books, 2003. viii + 406 pp. $15.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-14-200386-2.

Reviewed by G. Kurt Piehler (Center for the Study of War and Society, University of Tennessee) Published on H-New-Jersey (April, 2006)

Six Men, One Community: The World War II Generation in War and Peace

Author: 
Karen Reeds
Reviewer: 
Sandra Moss

Moss on Reeds, 'A State of Health: New Jersey's Medical Heritage'

Karen Reeds. A State of Health: New Jersey's Medical Heritage. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2001. xxi + 142 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-2998-1.

Reviewed by Sandra Moss (Medical History Society of New Jersey) Published on H-New-Jersey (November, 2005)

Health and Health Care in New Jersey Have a Lot of History

Author: 
Lloyd C. Gardner
Reviewer: 
Marc Mappen

Mappen on Gardner, 'The Case That Never Dies: The Lindbergh Kidnapping'

Lloyd C. Gardner. The Case That Never Dies: The Lindbergh Kidnapping. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2004. xi + 480 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-3385-8.

Reviewed by Marc Mappen (New Jersey Historical Commission) Published on H-New-Jersey (November, 2005)

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