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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.
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/Period_3/stonesaxetter.htm
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".
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/Period_2/qualvoters.htm
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.
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/Period_2/novote.htm
Married Women's Property Act, 1852
This was the first New Jersey law reforming married women's property rights.
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/Period_3/womenspropact.htm
Lucy Stone's Protest of Taxation Without Representation, 1858
Her letter to the tax assessor, signaling her refusal to pay property taxes.
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/Period_3/stonesaxetter.htm
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 Women's History Webpage
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/
New Jersey History Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
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