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The American Revolution in New Jersey

Grades 5 through 8
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

"New Jersey Loyalists During the American Revolution",
Jersey Journeys (October 1998).
New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102

"Slow Road to Independence"
pp. 82-97, In New Jersey: A Mirror on America
John T. Cunningham. Andover, N.J.: Afton Publishing Co., 1976

"World Turned Upside Down",
pp. 98-125, In New Jersey: A Mirror on America
John T. Cunningham. Andover, N.J.: Afton Publishing Co., 1976

Teachers Guide New Jersey Legacy
Program Four, The Republican Rebellion
David S. Cohen. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Network, 1999

Documents

Teachers Guide. New Jersey Legacy
Program Four, The Republican Rebellion
David S. Cohen. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Network, 1999
Woodbridge Celebrates the Repeal of the Stamp Act, pp. 51-52
Eyewitness Account of the Battle of Trenton, pp. 52-53

Audio and Video

Crossroads to Victory
A one-hour television documentary about the Revolutionary-War battles fought in New Jersey, produced by New Jersey Network, 1976

The Republican Rebellion
A 30-minute television documentary about New Jersey during the Revolutionary Era. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1997

The Trenton Campaign (Online Video Clip)
www.nj-history.org
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Visuals

Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze (the painting)
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/20011777

Internet Sites

What Would You Do? Washington, Howe, Cornwallis and the New Jersey Campaign
(An Online Interactive Exercise)
www.nj-history.org
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Old Barracks Museum
http://www.barracks.org/

New Jersey History Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
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Grades 9 through 12
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

The Day is Ours: An Inside View of the Battles of Trenton and Princeton
Dwyer, William, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1998

"William Franklin"
In The Governors of New Jersey, 1664-1974: Biographical Essays
Edited by Paul A. Stellhorn and Michael J. Birkner
Gerlach, Larry R. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1982 (online publication), pp. 72-76

New Jersey From Colony to State, 1609-1789
Richard P. McCormick. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1964.

New Jersey's Revolutionary Experience (Pamphlet Series)

New Jersey in the American Revolution, 1763-1783: A Documentary History
Edited by Larry Gerlach.

"The Movement for Independence"
(Stirrings of Discontent, the Road to Rebellion, Divided Loyalties), pp. 106-131.

"Fighting for Freedom"
(Invasion and Retreat, Turning the Tide, the Interminable War, Between War and Peace), pp. 132-157

"William Livingston"
In The Governors of New Jersey, 1664-1974: Biographical Essays
Edited by Paul A. Stellhorn and Michael J. Birkner.
Ryan, Dennis, Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1982 (online publication), pp. 77-81

"Good Golly Miss Molly: In Search of the Real Molly Pitcher"
Marc Mappen and David Martin(online article)
nj-history.org
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"The Politics of Battle: Washington, Lee, and the Monmouth Campaign"
Mark Lender(online article)
nj-history.org
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Documents

A Petition by Rachel Lovell Wells, 1786

The American Crisis, Paine, Thomas, (December 19, 1776 - online article)
The Avalon Project at Yale Law School

Words That Make New Jersey History
Edited by Howard L. Green. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995
New Jersey and the Stamp Act (1765), pp. 47-49
Benjamin and William Franklin and the Coming of the American Revolution, pp. 50-53
War-Torn New Jersey (1777), pp. 54-55
The Journal of Nicholas Collin (1778), pp. 56-58
John Witherspoon's Notes on New Jersey (1785), pp. 59-61
The Petition of Negro Prime for His Freedom (1786), pp. 62-64
The Petition of Rachel Wells (1786), pp. 65-66
Abraham Clark on Republican Principles (1786), pp. 67-69

Electronic New Jersey: A Digital Archive of the New Jersey History
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njh/AmericanRevolution/

1. Journals
        Private Journal of Margaret Morris (Dec. 6-17, 1776)
        Private Journal of Margaret Morris (Dec. 19 - June 6, 1776)
        Confinement
        Odell's Satire of Witherspoon
        Odell's Biography

2. Loyalists
        Letter to Mrs. LaGrange from Neighbor (July, 1776)
        Letter from Brother (1788)
        Local Advertisement (July 1776)
        Letter to Parliament (1780's)

3. Battle of Monmouth
        Lee's Letter
       http://njhistorypartnership.org/americanRevolution/theWar/documents/theWarDoc1.pdf

New Jersey State Constitution of 1776

New Jersey History Partnership Project:
George Washington to Lund Washington (December 1776)
Thomas Paine, The Crisis (December 1776)
Henry Knox to Lucy Knox (December 1776)
Thomas Rodney to Caesar Rodney (December 1776)
Sergeant R. Describes the Aftermath of the Battle of Trenton (1832)
Thomas Dunn Engllish on the Battle of Monmouth (1885)
Parson Weems on the Battle of Monmouth (1809)

New Jersey Women's History:
Margaret Morris's Revolutionary Experiences (1776-1777)
"To General Washington" by Annis Boudinot Stockton (1783)

Visuals

Heroic Images of George Washington and Molly Pitcher
www.nj-history.org
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Online Lectures

Mark Lender, "Reversals of Fortune: The Trenton-Princeton Campaign"
www.nj-history.org
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Maxine Lurie, "New Jersey State Constitution of 1776"
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Jean Soderlund, "New Jersey's Quakers and the Revolution"
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Carl Prince, "William Livingston, the War for Independence, and New Jersey's Internal Revolution"
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Ann Pfau, "Patriotism, Poetry, and National Politics: Women and the Revolution in New Jersey"
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Gregory Dowd, "Two Lenapes, Two Franklins"
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Internet Sites

Papers of George Washington
http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/

New Jersey History Partnership Project
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