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The Newark Experience: Political Life: 1900 - 1950s

1900-1950s

"Urban, New-Stock Liberalism and Progressive Reform in New Jersey,"
John D. Buenker. New Jersey History 87(2), Summer 1969, 79-104.
Looks at New Jersey Assembly members, especially those from Newark and Jersey City, from 1907-1914 to illustrate the role of urban new-stock politicians in the Progressive movement.
Dana Call Number: Periodical, Shelved by Title
Metropolitan Aspirations: Politics and Memory in Progressive Era Newark.
Martin V. Minner. Thesis (Ph.D), Indiana University, 2005.
"[F]ocuses on the 250th anniversary celebration held in Newark in 1916 and the range of media and civic events, such as a pageant, parades, poster and poetry contests, an industrial exhibition, statuary, and plans for a memorial building, that marked this civic celebration. The study argues that this massive commemorative event served primarily to promote civic identity, which in turn served a number of political ends."
Dana Call Number: F144 .N65M56 2005a [NEWARK plus STACKS] Available?
I Am A Newark Citizen: Being a Series of Addresses.
Reg Parnell. Newark, Lackawanna Press, 1934.
Addresses delivered by Reginald Parnell, Newark's Director of Revenue and Finance, over radio station WGCP.
Special Collections Call Number: SNCLNJ F144 .N6P37 1934 Available?
Planning, Slum Clearance and the Road to Crisis in Newark.
David Levitus. A NewarkMetro Report. Looks at how Newark politics and policies of the 1940s and 1950s contributed to the conditions that resulted in the riots of 1967.