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New Jersey Studies Journal Debuts

The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC; a division of the New Jersey Department of State) and Rutgers University Libraries (RUL), in partnership with Monmouth University, announce a new journal that will publish the most recent scholarship and educational materials about New Jersey's history and other subjects.
Titled New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, it is available free of charge via the NJHCs website, www.history.nj.gov, and the RUL's New Jersey Digital Highway, http://njs.libraries.rutgers.edu/index.php/njs/index.

The inaugural issue features articles by Michael J. Birkner ("Governing New Jersey: Reflections on the Publication of a Revised and Expanded Edition of The Governors of New Jersey," the text of his keynote presentation at the NJHC's 2013 Annual Conference), Thomas Callahan ("'Slieveroe West': An Irish Neighborhood Moves to New Jersey"), Catherine Hudak ("The Ladies of Trenton: Women's Political and Public Activism in Revolutionary New Jersey"), and Brian Regal ("The Jersey Devil, A Political Animal").
This month's regular features include Joseph Bilby's discussion of the National Guard Militia Museum (in New Jersey Museums and Artifacts), and Annie Gill presents a lesson titled "The New Jersey State Constitution and the U.S. Constitution" (in New Jersey History in the Classroom). The annual feature NJSAA Award-Winning Graduate Student Papers publishes works by Jarrett Drake, Steven Elliott, and Laurie Lahey. There are also reviews of eight recent books about topics in the state's history.

Melissa Ziobro edits NJS. She is an instructor of history at Monmouth University in West Long Branch and has an extensive background in public history, including work in oral history and the history of World War II. Contact Ms. Ziobro for submission guidelines for articles and reviews and for information about NJS in general: mziobro@monmouth.edu.

Posted: June 22, 2015
Tagged: Miscellaneous