More Footnotes from Suite101:
- Wistarburgh Glass, Franklin, Mercantilism, and Salutary Neglect
Wistarburgh, the first successful glass factory in America, is key to the history of south Jersey glass making. Its glass is rare and highly collectible.
- Mercantilism, Navigation Acts, and the Dominion of New England
Edmund Andros, Mercantilism, the Navigation Acts, and taxation without representation made The Dominion of New England intolerable to the English colonies.
- The New England Confederation United Four English Colonies
After the Pequot War, four British colonies united via the New England Confederation. John Quincy Adams traced that pact back to the Mayflower Compact.
- Joseph Bonaparte’s Place in the History of New Jersey
The Bonaparte family tree and the history of New Jersey merged when Joseph Bonaparte built an estate at Point Breeze, near Bordentown, on the Delaware River.
- John Cleves Symmes, Hollow Earth Theory, and Edmond Halley
The Hollow Earth Theory, an idea shared by John Cleves Symmes and Edmond Halley, was the basis of the first proposal for the US to mount a polar expedition.
- Howgate’s Preliminary Arctic Expedition and Polar Colonization
The Polar Colonization Plan by Henry Howgate involved an Arctic expedition preliminary to US participation in the First International Polar Year.
- Joshua Huddy, George Washington, and the Asgill Affair
A Continental Army hero and privateer, Joshua Huddy’s lynching precipitated the Asgill Affair, perhaps the first international incident in colonial America.
- Captain Henry Howgate- Embezzler, Forger, US Army Signal Corps
Howgate planned to colonize above the Arctic Circle and reach farthest north in the race to the pole, but he also embezzled, forged, and evaded agents from Pinkertons.
- Amphibious Cars- the Schwimmwagen, Amphicar, and Aquada
Gibbs Technologies Aquada is a hot amphibious car, the Schwimmwagen and Alvis Stalwart are rugged, but the Amphicar is a classic collectible automobile.
- S. S. Adams, the Thomas Edison of Pranks and Magic S. S. Adams patented dozens of inventions and marketed over 600 practical jokes and gag gifts, inspiring prank ideas and cool tricks.
- Skunk Hollow – Freed Slaves Made New Jersey History Near Alpine
Manumission helped Jack Earnest found Skunk Hollow, the first independent black town in New Jersey history, and among the earliest in antebellum America.
- Shepard Kollock, the Rebel Printer of the American Revolution
Shepard Kollock’s New Jersey Journal promoted the freedom of the press in colonial America and united New Jersey’s Patriots during the US Revolution.
- Joseph Bettys, the Traitor Pardoned by George Washington
Joseph Bettys, a bounty hunter and nearly forgotten contemporary of Benedict Arnold and John Andre, was hanged as a Revolutionary War spy and traitor.