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The Civil War and Reconstruction in New Jersey

Grades 5 through 8
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

"Shades of Blue and Gray"
pp. 174-195, In New Jersey: A Mirror on America
John T. Cunningham. Andover, N.J.: Afton Publishing Co., 1976

New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program Six. Vistas of Democracy
David S. Cohen. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Network, 2001

Documents

Electronic New Jersey: A Digital Archive of New Jersey History
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njh/CivWar/index.htm
Army Life
Horrors of War
Opposing Viewpoints
Battles
New Jersey Volunteers
Ellis Hamilton's Letters Home

Audio and Video

Civil War Shorts
A series of short subjects about the Civil War in New Jersey, produced by New Jersey Network

Vistas of Democracy
Program 6 in the New Jersey Legacy series
A 30-minute television documentary about the abolitionist and women's movements in New Jersey in the early nineteenth century. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2000

Grades 9 through 12
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

New Jerseyans in the Civil War: For Union and Liberty
Jackson, William J. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2000

Jersey Blue: Civil War Politics in New Jersey, 1854-1865
Gillette, William. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995

"The Political Front in Civil War New Jersey"
pp. 209-221. In A New Jersey Anthology, edited and compiled by Maxine N. Lurie.
Tandler, Maurice.Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1994

"A State Divided"
(Civil War and Reconstruction)
pp. 43-53. In Reshaping New Jersey: A History of Its Government and Politics
Stanley N. Worton. New Jersey History Series. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1997

"Marcus Lawrence Ward"
InThe Governors of New Jersey, 1664-1974: Biographical Essays
Edited by Paul A. Stellhorn and Michael J. Birkner.
Hermann K. Platt, Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1982 (online publication), pp. 135-137

New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program Six. Vistas of Democracy
David S. Cohen. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Network, 2001
http://www.state.nj.us/state/historical/pdf/teachers-nj-legacy-guide.pdf.pdf

"Charles S. Olden"
InThe Governors of New Jersey, 1664-1974: Biographical Essays
Edited by Paul A. Stellhorn and Michael J. Birkner.
William C.Wright. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1982 (online publication), pp. 129-132

"Joel Parker"
InThe Governors of New Jersey, 1664-1974: Biographical Essays
Edited by Paul A. Stellhorn and Michael J. Birkner
Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1982 (online publication), pp. 132-135

Audio and Video

Vistas of Democracy
Program 6 in the New Jersey Legacy series
A 30-minute television documentary about the abolitionist and women's movements in New Jersey in the early nineteenth century. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2000

Documents

New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program Six. Vistas of Democracy
David S. Cohen. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Network, 2001.
Thirteenth, Fourth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, pp. 81-82

Words That Make New Jersey History
Edited by Howard L. Green. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995
Former Governor Price Champions the Confederacy (1861), pp. 137-138
A Civil War Song (1861), pp. 139-140
A Republican Congressional Candidate (1862), pp. 141-143
Fight Secessionism in the Field, Abolitionism at the Ballot Box (1862), pp. 144-146
Soldiers Protest the Peace Resolutions (1863), pp. 147-148
Organized and Armed to Resist the Draft (1863), pp. 149-150
Black Troops Performed with Dignity (1865), pp. 151-153