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Department of State

New Jersey Historical Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

Railroads, Canals and Factories in New Jersey

Grades 5 through 8

Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

“The Tracks of Change”
pp. 198-221. In New Jersey: A Mirror on America
John T. Cunningham. Andover, N.J.: Afton Publishing Co., 1976

New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program 5, Monopolies and Mechanics
David S. Cohen. Trenton: NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2004

Audio and Video

Monopolies and Mechanics
A 30-minute television documentary about New Jersey in the early nineteenth century. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1999

The Morris Canal, The Camden & Amboy Railroad, and the Delaware & Raritan Canal
(Video clip)
The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “Market Revolution
Select: “Transportation
Select: “Video-The Transportation Revolution

Internet Sites

The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “Market Revolution
Select: “Transportation
Select: “Paterson Raceways: Interactive Tour
Select: “The Morris Canal Crossed Here

Grades 9 through 12

Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

Railroads in New Jersey: The Formative Years
Cunningham, John T. Andover, NJ: Afton, 1997

“Preindustrial Society Unravels, 1780s to 1870s”
(Pres-sures on the Countryside, the Urban Web, Market Towns Become Manufacturing Cities, Civil War in the Cities)
pp. 23-37. In The Development of New Jersey's Society
Joel Schwartz. New Jersey History Series. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1997

“Industrialization and the Transformation of the New Jersey Economy, 1800-1920”
(A Tale of Two Cities: Paterson and Trenton, Causes of Change: Immigration, Transportation Improvements, Technological Development)
pp. 30-66, In The Uses of Abundance: A History of New Jersey's Economy
Paul G. E. Clemens. New Jersey History Series. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1992

New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program 5, Monopolies and Mechanics
David S. Cohen. Trenton: NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2004

“Two Centuries of Change”
(Population Pressures, New Technologies and the Growth of Cities, Early Commuting, Railroads
and Resorts)
pp. 41-56. In An Ecological History of New Jersey
Charles A. Stansfield, Jr. New Jersey History Series. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1996

Audio and Video

Monopolies and Mechanics
A 30-minute television documentary about New Jersey in the early nineteenth century. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1999

The Morris Canal, The Camden & Amboy Railroad, and the Delaware & Raritan Canal
(Video clip)
New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “Market Revolution
Select: “Transportation
Select: “Video-The Transportation Revolution

Documents

New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program 5, Monopolies and Mechanics
David S. Cohen. Trenton: NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2004

Two Opinions About Monopoly, pp.67-68

Online Lectures

William Withuhn, “The John Bull and the Transportation Revolution in New Jersey”
The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “Market Revolution
Select: “Transportation
Select: “Online Lecture-William Withuhn

David Steven Cohen, “Robert F. Stockton and the Politics of Monopoly”
The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “Market Revolution
Select: “2nd Party system
Select: “Online Lecture-David Cohen
Select: “Who Should Fund Internal Improvements”, “Transportation Monopolies”, “The Joint Companies”, “Monopoly Politics” and “Foreign Monopoly

Internet Sites

Canal Society of new Jersey

The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “Market Revolution
Select: “Transportation

 

 


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