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

Tel: (609) 292-6062
Fax: (609) 633-8168

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The Early Woman's Movement in New Jersey

Grades 5 through 8
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

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

"Quilts, Coverlets, and Samplers"
pp. 148-156. In The Folklore and Folklife of New Jersey
David Steven Cohen. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1983

Reclaiming Lost Ground: The Struggle for Woman Suffrage in New Jersey
Neale McGoldrick and Margaret Crocco, 1994.
Available from the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation, www.alicepaul.org
or info@alicepaul.org or phone 856-231-1885.

Audio and Video

Vistas of Democracy
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.
Declaration of Sentiments - 1848, pp. 79-80

Lucy Stone's Protest of Taxation Without Representation, 1858
Her letter to the tax assessor, signaling her refusal to pay property taxes.

Grades 9 through 12
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women
Women's Project of New Jersey, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996
Clara Barton, pp. 51-53
Dorothea Lynde Dix, pp. 59-61
Lucy Stone, pp. 89-91

"Home, Factory, and Society"
(Safeguarding the Home, Clara Barton, Domesticity and Femininity, Mill Girls, Slavery and Slave Women, Early Reformers, Dorothea Dix)
pp. 25-44. In New Jersey Women: A History of Their Status, Roles,and Images
Carmela Ascolese Karnoutsos. New Jersey History Series. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1997

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

Reclaiming Lost Ground: The Struggle for Woman Suffrage in New Jersey
Neale McGoldrick and Margaret Crocco, 1994
Available from the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation, www.alicepaul.org or info@alicepaul.org or phone 856-231-1885

Documents

Acts of the Fifteenth General Assembly of New Jersey, 1790
This document refers to voters as both "he" and "she".

Acts of the Thirty-Second General Assembly of New Jersey, 1807
This constitutional amendment describes the qualifications of voters in New Jersey during that time.

Married Women's Property Act, 1852
This was the first New Jersey law reforming married women's property rights.

Lucy Stone's Protest of Taxation Without Representation, 1858
Her letter to the tax assessor, signaling her refusal to pay property taxes.

Words That Make New Jersey History
Edited by Howard L. Green. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995
Hiring Women Teachers (1870), pp. 161-162

Internet Sites

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Papers Project
http://ecssba.rutgers.edu/

New Jersey History Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
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Select: "Market Revolution"
Select: "1844 Constitution"