Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Jersey’s Modern Politics

What better time to survey New Jersey’s modern politics than right after the November election? On Tuesday, November 9 at 7:00 pm, William Gillette, Professor of History at Rutgers University, will present an analysis of New Jersey’s politics at Bernardsville Public Library. He’ll discuss the state governmental institutions created under the Constitution of 1947 and also survey our state’s modern governors.

Dr. Gillette earned his Masters at Columbia University and a PhD from Princeton. He has taught at Rutgers since 1967. His special areas of interest are the Civil War and Reconstruction, New Jersey history, American political history, and American Western history. At Rutgers, he often teaches the history of New Jersey, and he is the author of many chapters or articles, including nine recent articles in The Encyclopedia of New Jersey. In 2008, Prof. Gillette was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer, and in 2009, he was appointed by the Governor of New Jersey to the New Jersey Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. There is no charge to attend, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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