History

Back to the ’80s

Last year, the HBO Max streaming service announced the impending resurrection of the 1980s TV series Head of the Class. In anticipation, it added the

Brush with Royalty

Following the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers dismissed the notion of a ruling monarchy like the one from which the nascent country had just freed

Penny Reader

In the opening sequence of the new Paul Greengrass film News of the World, Tom Hanks’s character, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, is readying himself for

History Notes

Recently, I happened upon a folder of materials from my college days, among them a term paper written for a literature class. I immediately recalled

Home and Work

From William C. Mulford’s viewpoint in 1937, the year he wrote his account about life in Bridgeton in 1850, the home had provided “the most

Bustling Bridgeton

William C. Mulford’s account of Bridgeton in 1850, which was published in a 1937 booklet and later excerpted in South Jersey Magazine, transports the modern-day

Bridgeton in 1850

In 1937, William C. Mulford published a booklet in which he described mid-19th century Bridgeton. His depiction of the city in 1850 certainly qualifies as

Seasonal Lit

There are dozens of holiday movies, songs and TV specials available for our entertainment pleasure during this season, many of which have been examined in

End of Glass Era

In 1900, Whitall Tatum, the Millville glass manufacturer that had established two plants in the city, entered an unofficial competition with Alton, an Illinois glass

Across the Pond

It’s rather doubtful residents of Vineland in 1904 were aware of the town of Millom, a community in the northwestern portion of England that is