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New Jersey : a history of the Garden State

Author: Maxine N Lurie; Richard F Veit
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2012.
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New Jersey: A History of the Garden State is a fresh and comprehensive overview of New Jersey's history from the prehistoric era to the present. The findings of archaeologists, political, social, and economic historians are brought together to offer a new look at the ways in which the Garden State has changed over time. From its pivotal role in the American Revolution to its modern-day suburbs and cities, this book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
New Jersey.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012005542
(OCoLC)778990754
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maxine N Lurie; Richard F Veit
ISBN: 9780813554105 0813554101
OCLC Number: 810082884
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 319 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction: New Perspectives on New Jersey History / Marc Mappen --
Setting the Stage : Archaeology and the Delaware Indians, a 10,000 Year Odyssey / Richard Veit --
Colonial Period : The Complex and Contradictory Beginnings of a Mid-Atlantic Province / Maxine N. Lurie --
Revolution and Confederation Period : New Jersey at the Cross Roads / John Fea --
New Jersey in the Early Republic / Graham Russell Gao Hodges --
New Jersey in the Jacksonian Era, 1820-1850 / Michael Birkner --
Civil War and Reconstruction : State and Nation Divided / Larry Greene --
The Garden State Becomes an Industrial Power : New Jersey in the Late Nineteenth Century / Paul Israel --
The Progressive Era / Brian Greenberg --
Depression and War / G. Kurt Piehler --
Suburbanization and Decline of the Cities : Toward an Uncertain Future / Howard Gillette, Jr.
Responsibility: edited by Maxine N. Lurie and Richard Veit.

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New Jersey: A History of the Garden State is a fresh and comprehensive overview of New Jersey's history from the prehistoric era to the present. The findings of archaeologists, political, social, and economic historians are brought together to offer a new look at the ways in which the Garden State has changed over time. From its pivotal role in the American Revolution to its modern-day suburbs and cities, this book shows how the small state of New Jersey is often a bellwether for the nation.

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"These essays tells us about what was unique, significant, and not always well-known about New Jersey's colorful, diverse past, and they relate its history to the contours of American history more Read more...

 
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