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NJ Historical Commission
P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

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African Americans in Colonial New Jersey

Grades 9 through 12
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

"Afro-Dutch Folklore and Folklife"
pp. 31-46, In Folk Legacies Revisited
David Steven Cohen. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995

"Black Families in New Netherland"
New Netherland Project, Joyce D. Goodfriend,(online publication)

Afro-Americans in New Jersey: A Short History
Giles R. Wright, Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1988 (online publication), pp. 18-23

Audio and Video

Fortunes in Furs
A 30-minute television documentary about relations between the Dutch, the Swedes, and the Lenape. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1992

The Two New Jerseys
A 30-minute television documentary about New Jersey in the late seventeenth century. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1993

Royal Rule and Religious Revival
A 30-minute television documentary about New Jersey in the early eighteenth century. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1993

Documents

The New Jersey African-American History Curriculum Guide Grades 9-12
Larry A. Greene and Lenworth Gunther. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1997.
Runaway Slave Notices (1772-1781), pp. 58-60.

Words That Make New Jersey History
Edited by Howard L. Green. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995.
Glimpses of Slavery (1716-1763), pp. 29-32

Online Lectures

Graham Hodges, "The Black American Revolution"
www.nj-history.org
Select: "Enter"
Select: "American Revolution"
Select: "African Americans"
Select: "Online Lecture- Graham Hodges"

Jean Soderlund, "New Jersey Quakers in the American Revolution"
www.nj-history.org
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Select: "American Revolution"
Select: "Quakers"
Select: "Online Lecture- Jean Soderlund"

Internet Sites

New Jersey History Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
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