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Department of State

New Jersey Historical Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

The Proprietary Colonies of East and West New Jersey

Grades 5 through 8

Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

“The Quakers of New Jersey”
Jersey Journeys (April 1999)
New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102

“Trouble in the Jerseys”
pp. 58-81, In New Jersey: A Mirror on America
John T. Cunningham. Andover, N.J.: Afton Publishing Co., 1976

Audio and Video

The Two New Jerseys
A 30-minute television documentary about New Jersey in the late seventeenth century, a co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1993

Documents

Promotional Letter from a Quaker Woman (1676)
Page 25 in the Supplemental Materials of New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide.
Trenton, NJ: NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission

Words That Make New Jersey History
Edited by Howard L. Green. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995
A Letter to West Jersey Quakers, 1676, p. 10
Religious Freedom in Early New Jersey, 1676/7, 1683, pp. 11-12
William Penn's Account of the Delaware Indians, 1683, p. 13
Indian-White Relations, 1685, pp. 16-17
West Jersey in 1698, pp. 18-19

Grades 9 through 12

Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

“Colonial Development”
(Proprietary Rule, Royal Colony, State, Ratification of U.S. Constitution)"
pp. 9-29, In Reshaping New Jersey: A History of Its Government and Politics
Stanley N. Worton. New Jersey History Series. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1997

These Daring Disturbers of the Public Peace: The Struggle for Property and Power in Early New Jersey
McConville, Brendan. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1999

New Jersey: From Colony to State, 1609-1789
Richard P. McCormick. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1964

“Proprietary New Jersey”
(Founding the Early Towns, Carteret's Governorship, the Regime of the 24 Pro-prietors), pp. 14-37

“West Jersey: Quaker Commonwealth”
(Founding the Quaker Haven, the Quaker Community, the West Jersey Frontier, the Proprietary Heritage), pp. 38-57

“Edmund Andros”
In The Governors of New Jersey, 1664-1974: Biographical Essays
Edited by Paul A. Stellhorn and Michael J. Birkner
Harold E. Selesky, Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1982 (online publication), pp. 18-21

Teachers Guide: New Jersey Legacy
Program Two, The Two New Jerseys
Patricia Matuszewski, David S. Cohen, and Howard L. Green
Trenton: New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1993

Audio and Video

The Two New Jerseys
A 30-minute television documentary about New Jersey in the late seventeenth century, a co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1993

Online Lectures

Jean Soderlund, New Jersey Quakers in the American Revolution
The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “The American Revolution
Select: “Quakers
Select: “Online Lecture-Jean Soderlund
Select: “About the Quakers

Internet Sites

The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “The American Revolution
Select: “Quakers

 

 


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