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Indonesian Journal of Agricultural Science
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ISSN (Print) 1411-982X - ISSN (Online) 2354-8509
Published by Indonesian Center for Agricultural Library and Technology Dissemination Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Letter from the Editor

    • Authors: Melissa Ziobro
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.283
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • New Jersey’s Barbary Diplomat (Part 1 of 2)

    • Authors: Lawrence S. Freund
      Pages: 1 - 25
      Abstract: Charles Davenport Coxe, the descendant of a prominent New Jersey family, likely inspired by the exploits of a small detachment of U.S. Marines in the spring of 1805 in Libya, accepted a commission as a second lieutenant in the Corps that fall, leading to an unanticipated (but coveted) diplomatic career. A few years earlier, Coxe had lobbied for consular appointments in France. Now, arriving aboard a U.S. warship in Tunis harbor, he found himself ordered ashore by his ship’s commander to replace the late American chargé d’affaires. While exploiting the commercial opportunities of his consular post, Coxe also became directly involved in the politics of the region, notably the seizure of American ships by both the Barbary regencies as well as European powers. In 1810, he exercised considerable diplomatic skill in avoiding a clash between Tunis and the United States over the contested ownership of a commercial vessel. Coxe departed Tunis in 1815, returning to the United States and the family home in New Jersey, although not without hope of reclaiming one of his former positions. That story, however, will unfold in part two of this piece, in the Winter 2023 issue of NJ Studies.
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.284
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • A Convergence of Science and Art: Simpson-Middleman Paintings Featured in
           Boeing Advertisements from the 1950s

    • Authors: Joseph W. Hammond
      Pages: 26 - 73
      Abstract: By 1956, the Newark, New Jersey–based, art team of Marshall S. Simpson (1900–1958) and Roslynn E. Middleman (1929–2003) had produced a large and important series of abstract paintings that depicted various interpretations of space and the night sky. Eleven of these works were featured in employment advertisements placed over the next two years by the Boeing Airplane Company (now the Boeing Company) in Scientific American and elsewhere. Signed “Simpson-Middleman,” the paintings combined science, mathematics, and art into a single medium. Only one of the original works used by Boeing can now be located. This article tells for the first time the story of the unusual Simpson-Middleman art collaboration and the Boeing ad campaign, then documents in an illustrated checklist their paintings with related captions used in each of the seventeen Scientific American advertisements that incorporated them.
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.285
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • “For the Defense of the Liberties and Independence of the United
           States”: Remembering a Forgotten Militia Post and Quasi-War Cantonment
           in Plainfield, New Jersey (Part 1 of 2)

    • Authors: Ryan Radice
      Pages: 74 - 103
      Abstract: The area around Green Brook Park in Plainfield, New Jersey, was the site of two significant military encampments during the American Revolution and the new nation’s first international conflict, the Quasi-War. This is part one of a two-part article arguing the significance of the site in both conflicts through an analysis of surviving primary source material. Part one concerns the Vermeule militia post during the American Revolution. In late December 1776, a militia post was established on the property of Cornelius Vermeule, a well-known Patriot and significant landholder. This militia post is examined in the context of the forage war, the petite-guerre that raged in the New Jersey countryside between January and late June 1777. Various aspects of the post are interpreted, including its role in defending the countryside from Crown depredation, what life may have been like at the post, and what impact the militia and the post at Vermeules had on the course of the forage war and raising American military skill and morale. Part two, which is forthcoming, concerns the reuse of the site as a winter cantonment by Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Ogden, William S. Smith, and three regiments of the “New Army” during the winter of 1799–1800.
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.286
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Shared Bodies: Social Patterns in Rural East Jersey and the Formation of
           an African American Community

    • Authors: Will M. Williams
      Pages: 104 - 140
      Abstract: This study uses two complementing data types to a). challenge the standard definition of the direct enslaver-enslaved form of bondage in rural Bergen County, New Jersey, and b). hypothesize about the formation of a free Black community around Dunkerhook Road in the same location. The first data type, labeled the “social record,” is the combination of nineteenth-century membership records from the Church of Paramus and personal documents, such as diaries and genealogical data. These data are comparatively analyzed against “official” tax and will data. This study proposes that some of New Jersey’s enslaved Black population were part of a complex social web sharing or renting their bodies and labor to maintain conservative rural Dutch culture. This system benefited white families such as the Zabriskies, Terhunes, and Hoppers during New Jersey’s slow path to emancipation. The surveillance of Black lives by the Dutch family network and limited employment opportunities for the formerly enslaved are possible factors contributing to the rise of the free African American community on Dunkerhook Road, New Jersey.
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.287
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Dr. Walter McAfee: A “True Role Model”

    • Authors: Melissa Ziobro
      Pages: 141 - 163
      Abstract: Dr. Walter McAfee surmounted the racism endemic to twentieth-century America and made unique and enduring contributions to the scientific community during his 42 years working as a government scientist in Monmouth County, New Jersey, to include critical contributions to Project Diana, which allowed man’s first “contact” with the moon in 1946. He also made time to quietly battle injustice, and teach and mentor a new generation of innovators and leaders as a professor at Monmouth College (now University) in West Long Branch, a trustee at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, and an organizer of enrichment programs for high school students. While the communities to which he contributed so much have memorialized him in different ways, the general public knows too little about his accomplishments. We must ensure that the stories of diverse pioneers like Walter McAfee are not excluded from our understanding of the history of the Garden State.
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.288
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • The Flu Epidemic of 1918 in Paterson: A Retrospective

    • Authors: Fazli Hida, Veronica MacDonald Ditko
      Pages: 164 - 173
      Abstract: More than 100 years ago, a pandemic gripped the state of New Jersey—the Spanish influenza. This article is a narrative of events described in Paterson, New Jersey, newspapers at that time. The authors have refrained from drawing parallels to modern times; however, readers will notice the 1918 events carried elements of denial, hysteria, anger, randomness, loss of income, and profound grief that readers can no doubt relate to today. The article is modeled after the amazing Influenza Archive created by the University of Michigan’s Center for the History of Medicine (influenzaarchive.org). The authors highly recommend a visit to this website to see how the flu affected other areas around the country. As readers will see, this article is also a case study in the meaningful scholarship that can be created by students during internships.
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.289
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance: 30 Years of Promoting New Jersey
           Studies

    • Authors: Tara Maharjan, Robert Vietrogoski
      Pages: 174 - 177
      Abstract: This brief piece acknowledges the work of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance as it marks its thirtieth anniversary.
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.290
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Teaching Social Studies for the 250th: Revolution NJ Envisions New
           Initiatives to Engage Teachers and Students

    • Authors: Kris Myers
      Pages: 178 - 182
      Abstract: This contribution to “Teaching NJ History” discusses Revolution NJ, a partnership of the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC), a division of the New Jersey Department of State, and the nonprofit Crossroads of the American Revolution. Specifically explored are Revolution NJ’s efforts to assess and meet the needs of teachers and students throughout the state.
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.291
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • South Jersey Fossil Collection Donated to American Museum of Natural
           History

    • Authors: Michael Bernstein
      Pages: 183 - 193
      Abstract: Between 1970 and 1987, Michael Bernstein collected marine fossils from previously known localities in Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester, Camden, and Burlington Counties, and from a few localities he discovered. Most of the specimens are invertebrates, although shark teeth, reptile bones, wood, and a fine coprolite were also found. The bones include two adjoining peripherals from the carapace of a sea turtle, found in 1985 at the dinosaur locality in Haddonfield and donated to the New Jersey State Museum (Registration No. 85.34.2.2.1 dated July 3, 1985). In November 2021, his invertebrate collection (about 640 lots in total; 550 curated) was donated to the American Museum of Natural History in New York for permanent preservation. In this piece, Michael discusses highlights from the collections.
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.292
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Printed New Jerseyana, 1683–1783 in the Colonial Office Records of the
           National Archives of the United Kingdom & New Jersey in Print, 1693–1855
           

    • Authors: Ronald Becker
      Pages: 194 - 197
      Abstract: Ronald Becker reviewing Printed New Jerseyana, 1683–1783 in the Colonial Office Records of the National Archives of the United Kingdom AND New Jersey in Print, 1693–1855, by Joseph J. Felcone. 
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.293
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • The Marion Thompson Wright Reader

    • Authors: Hettie Williams
      Pages: 198 - 201
      Abstract: Hettie Williams reviewing The Marion Thompson Wright Reader, edited by Graham Russell Gao Hodges. 
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.294
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Free Spirit: A Biography of Mason Welch Gross

    • Authors: G. Kurt Piehler
      Pages: 202 - 205
      Abstract: G. Kurt Piehler reviewing Free Spirit: A Biography of Mason Welch Gross, by Thomas W. Gross. 
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.295
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Toward Camden

    • Authors: Howard Gillette; Jr.
      Pages: 206 - 209
      Abstract: Howard Gillette Jr. reviewing Toward Camden, by Mercy Romero. 
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.296
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Beneath the Floorboards: Whispers of the Enslaved at Marlpit Hall

    • Authors: Leanne Manna
      Pages: 210 - 212
      Abstract: Leanne Manna reviewing Beneath the Floorboards: Whispers of the Enslaved at Marlpit Hall, by the Monmouth County Historical Association. 
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.297
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • The Harriet Tubman Museum

    • Authors: Jessica Solomon
      Pages: 213 - 216
      Abstract: Jessica Solomon reviewing the Harriet Tubman Museum. 
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.298
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Ma Bell: The Mother of Invention in New Jersey

    • Authors: Keith Aksel
      Pages: 217 - 221
      Abstract: Keith Aksel reviewing Ma Bell: The Mother of Invention in New Jersey, at the Morven Museum & Garden. 
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.299
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • There and Back

    • Authors: Susan Gail Johnson
      Pages: 222 - 226
      Abstract: Susan Gail Johnson reviewing There and Back at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation.
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.300
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Erratum: "New Jersey Photographers of the Civil War and Postwar Era:
           John P. Doremus"

    • Authors: Gary Saretzky
      Pages: 227 - 227
      Abstract: This erratum corrects an oversight in the Winter 2022 publishing of the article "New Jersey Photographers of the Civil War and Postwar Era: John P. Doremus." 
      PubDate: 2022-07-21
      DOI: 10.14713/njs.v8i2.301
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2022)
       
 
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