Past and Promise

Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women

The 1997 paperback edition of Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women was issued by Syracuse University Press. It includes a new preface by Editor-in-Chief Dr. Joan Burstyn of Syracuse University (formerly of Rutgers University) and a necrology of subjects deceased since initial publication of the hard cover edition in 1990.

The book includes:
nearly 300 biographical essays, arranged alphabetically by time period, of well known and lesser known women who have figured in the state’s history or whose lives are representative of women’s lives in the state in different time periods.

468 pages, 80 illustrations

bibliographies with each entry

detailed index

4 overview essays

The volume was funded with public, foundation and corporate funds and was sponsored by Drew University, Jersey City State College (now New Jersey City University), Rutgers University, the New Jersey Historical Society, and the New Jersey State Library. An essential tool for teachers, schools, public and personal librarians, the book has received the Recognition Award of the New Jersey Historical Commission and the Certificate of Merit of the American Association for State and Local History. It has been endorsed by the New Jersey Council for the Social Studies.

Purchasing Information
The 1997 edition can be ordered through most commercial book stores and through on-line book sellers.

It can also be ordered directly from the publisher, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY by:
Phone: 315-443-5534
Fax: 315-443-5545
Mail: 621 Skytop Road, Suite 110, Syracuse, NY, 13244-5290

Price: $26.95 plus shipping and handling.

Burstyn, Joan. (ed.)(1997). Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women. Paperback. ISBN: 0-8156-0418-1

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