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Words That Make New Jersey History: A Primary Source Reader, revised and expanded edition
Words That Make New Jersey History is a book-length collection of documents that spans the history of New Jersey, from the arrival of Dutch traders in the 1600s to the present. The materials touch on a range of subjects such as factories and farms, cities and suburbs, slavery and abolitionism, the temperance and woman suffrage campaigns, race and ethnic relations, the labo ...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published March 24th 2006 by Rutgers University Press
(first published December 1st 1994)
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An excellent resource of primary documents, telling the story of New Jersey through our own words. Each selection was fascinating and well-chosen, with succinct and useful explanatory information introducing each document. This is a resource I will refer to regularly when looking for supporting primary documents for virtually every topic of New Jersey history and culture. Images, statistics, and advertisements provided additional thought-provoking content. Together these primary sources do indee ...more
Sep 08, 2008 Sawy-o rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: NJ Doubters
Recommended to Sawy-o by: Professor Harriet Sepinwall
Interesting collection of primary documents dealing with New Jersey history from the Lenni Lenape settlement up til Governor McGreevey's resignation. The intros to the documents are well written and thought out, and readers can learn how individual incidents tie into broad national social and political trends. Valuable for anyone teaching history in New Jersey schools.