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Department of State

New Jersey Historical Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

New Jersey Folklore and Folk Art

Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

“Folk Belief”
pp. 39-50, In The Folklore and Foklife of New Jersey

“Legend”
pp. 29-38, In The Folklore and Foklife of New Jersey

“Folk Music, Folk Song, and Folk Dance”
pp. 59-73, In The Folklore and Foklife of New Jersey
David Steven Cohen. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1983

“Chaseworld: Foxhunting and Storytelling in New Jersey's Pine Barrens”
Hufford, Mary T. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992

New Jersey History Kids
Select: “For the Teacher
Select: “For the Teacher-The Pinelands
Select: “For the Teacher-Barnegat Bay
Select: “For the Teacher-Delaware Bay

Audio and Video

Down Jersey: Songs and Stories of Southern New Jersey
Albertson, Jim. Folkways Records # 005203, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (1985).
Includes the folk song "Hard Times in the Mount Holly Jail" and stories about Sammy Giverson, Captain Kidd, and the Jersey Devil.

New Jersey History Kids
Select: “Enter
Select: “Continue
Select: “Continue
Select: “11-Delaware Bay: The Historic Restoration of Schooners
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Listen for the song “The Eloisa Moore and the Samuel Jacoby
Or Select: “10-Barnegat Bay: Decoy Carving
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Or Select: “9-The Pinelands: Pinelands Fox Chase
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