Tag: History

Student Examines American Combat Experience in World War II and the Vietnam War

Student Examines American Combat Experience in World War II and the Vietnam War

CAMDEN — They fought in different wars, with different enemies, objectives and challenges, but Eugene Sledge and Philip Caputo both endured heavy emotional and physical tolls that came with serving in combat as members of the United States Marine Corps. In Sledge’s stirring memoir, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, he gives a […]

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Reimagining Writing

Reimagining Writing

Philip Scranton, a Rutgers University Board of Governors Professor of History of Industry and Technology, has written a guest blog post for John Hopkins University Press on how to write for and with a colleague and friend. When a scholarly book is finished, and before readers and critics decide what it means and what use […]

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Alice Hamilton: Exploring the Dangerous Trades

Alice Hamilton: Exploring the Dangerous Trades

Janet Golden, a professor of history at Rutgers-Camden, has written a column about Alice Hamilton for womensvoicesforchange.org. Alice Hamilton has fascinated me for 30 years. But who knows about her? She’s been pictured on the 55-cent stamp, it’s true, yet she’s still on that long list of women who come under the heading  “Remarkable but […]

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What if a New Jersey town was the capital of the world?

What if a New Jersey town was the capital of the world?

CAMDEN — Everyone knows New York City as the unofficial center of the universe, but what if the true capital of the world was right here in New Jersey? A Rutgers–Camden history professor says this was the dream of many towns in the Garden State at the end of World War II. In Capital of […]

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Legal remedies for the flu

Legal remedies for the flu

A serious outbreak of the flu has been widespread in the United States this season and federal health officials announced that related deaths have crossed the epidemic threshold. Janet Golden, a professor of history at Rutgers–Camden and a specialist in medical history, has blogged about the outbreak for Philly.com. In the blog, Golden writes, “Unfortunately, […]

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