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P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

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Immigration Restrictions

Grades 9 through 12
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

"Reflections on American Ethnicity"
pp. 99-117, In Folk Legacies Revisited
David Steven Cohen. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995

"Interlude, 1920-1960"
(Restriction and Quotas, Those Who Returned, Aging Immigrant Communities, Enduring Ethnic Cultures, Ethnic Politics, Weakening of Ethnic Ties)
pp. 49-57, In Immigration and Ethnicity in New Jersey History
Douglas V. Shaw. New Jersey History Series. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1994

New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program 7, A State of Many Nations
David Steven Cohen. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 2004

Audio and Video

A State of Many Nations
Program 7 in the New Jersey Legacy television series.
A co-production of NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2000

America, The Dream of My Life
Three half-hour radio documentaries based on the Federal Writers Project's New Jersey Ethnic Survey, narrated by Eli Wallach, co-produced by David Steven Cohen and Marty Goldensohn.
A co-production of WBGO Radio and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1992 (Streaming Audio)
http://www.talkinghistory.org/cohen.html

Coming From India
A one-hour radio documentary about Asian Indians in New Jersey, narrated by Chitra Ragavan, written and produced by David Steven Cohen and Marty Goldensohn.
A co-production of NJN Radio and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1998 (Streaming Audio)
http://www.talkinghistory.org/cohen.html

Seabrook at War
A one-hour radio documentary about Japanese-Americans from the detention camps and Eastern Europeans from the Displaced Persons Camps who were resettled at Seabrook Farms during and after World War II.
A co-production of WWFM Radio and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1995
http://www.talkinghistory.org/cohen.html

Documents

Words That Make New Jersey History
Edited by Howard L. Green. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995
These Foreigners Must be Educated: Americanizing the Immigrant (1916), pp. 201-202

New Jersey History Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
Select: "Enter"
Select: "Progressive Era"
Select: "Immigration"
Select: "Classroom Activities-Documents"
Excerpts from the Dillingham Commission Report, 1910-1911
Excerpts on New Jersey immigrants from the 1910 US Census

New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program 7, A State of Many Nations
David Steven Cohen. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 2004
Excerpts on New Jersey immigrants from the 1850 US Census, pp. 89-90

Online Lecture

David Cohen, "New Jersey's Immigrants During the Progressive Era"
(online lecture)
New Jersey History Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
Select: "Enter"
Select: "Progressive Era"
Select: "Immigration"
Select: "Online Lecture-David Cohen"

Internet Sites

New Jersey History Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
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Select: "Progressive Era"
Select: "Immigration"

New Jersey Women's History