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Department of State

New Jersey Historical Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

Waves of Immigration

Grades 5 through 8

Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

“Urbanizing the Garden State”
pp. 222-242. In New Jersey: A Mirror on America
John T. Cunningham. Andover, N.J.: Afton Publishing Co., 1976

New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guides
Program 7, A State of Many Nations
David Steven Cohen. Trenton: NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2004

Audio and Video

America, The Dream of My Life
Narrated by Eli Wallach, a series of three, half-hour radio programs about the immigrant experience.
A co-production of WBGO and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1992. (Real Audio)

A State of Many Nations
Program 7 in the New Jersey Legacy television series.
A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2001

Documents

America the Dream of My Life: Selections from the Federal Writers' Project's New Jersey Ethnic Survey
Edited by David Steven Cohen. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1990
The Irish”, pp. 31-53
Italians”, (Silver Lake, Clifton Avenue Bathhouse, an Italian Padrone, Italian Banking), pp. 55-69
Owner of a Polish Employment Agency”, p. 86
Prince Street, Newark”, pp. 217-223
Cursed the Day He Came to America”, pp. 268-271
The Polish Jews Stuck Together”, pp. 238-242

Internet Sites

The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “Progressive Era
Select: “Immigration
Select: “Classroom Activity

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

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 Seven. A State of Many Nations
David S. Cohen. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Network, 2001

Audio and Video

America, The Dream of My Life
Narrated by Eli Wallach, a series of three, half-hour radio programs about the immigrant experience.
A co-production of WBGO and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1992. (Real Audio)

The Burg: A State of Mind
A television documentary about the history of the Italian neighborhood in Trenton, produced by New Jersey Network, 1980

La Festa
A television documentary about Italian-American saints festivals in New York and New Jersey, produced by New Jersey Network, 1996

A State of Many Nations
Program 7 in the New Jersey Legacy television series.
A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2001

They Came to Work
A television documentary about nineteenth-century immigration to New Jersey, produced by New Jersey Network, 1988

Documents

Words That Make New Jersey History
Edited by Howard L. Green. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995.
Ethnic Violence in Hoboken, 1851, pp. 121-123.
A Fourth of July Speech by Robert F. Stockton (1851), pp. 124-127

New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program Seven. A State of Many Nations
David S. Cohen. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Network, 2001.
Robert F. Stockton on Immigration, pp. 98-99

Online Lectures

David Steven Cohen, “New Jersey Immigrants During the Progressive Era”
The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “Progressive Era
Select: “Immigration
Select: “Online Lecture-David Cohen

Internet Sites

John Roebling's Sons Online History Archive

The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “Progressive Era
Select: “Immigration

 

 

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