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Reform in Early 19th Century New Jersey

Grades 5 through 8
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

"Search for the Good Life",
pp. 154-173. In New Jersey: A Mirror on America
John T. Cunningham. Andover, N.J.: Afton Publishing Co., 1976

Grades 9 through 12
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

Zion on the Hudson: Dutch New York and New Jersey in the Age of Revivals
Fabend, Firth Haring. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2000

"Daniel Haines"
In The Governors of New Jersey, 1664-1974: Biographical Essays
Edited by Paul A. Stellhorn and Michael J. Birkner.
Frederick M. Hermann, Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1982 (online publication)
pp. 114-116

"Home, Factory, and Society"
(Safeguarding the Home, Clara Barton, Domesticity and Femininity, Mill Girls, Slavery and Slave Women, Early Reformers, Dorothea Dix)
pp. 25-44, In New Jersey Women: A History of Their Status, Roles, and Images
Carmela Ascolese Karnoutsos. New Jersey History Series.
Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1997


Martha Washington Salem Union No.6., Daughters of Temperance, A Portion of the Chapter of An Early Women's Temperance Union, 1846

Hannah Kinney's Records of the Newark Female Charitable Society, 1803-1804

Mary Paul's Letter from the North American Phalanx, 1854

New Jersey State Constitution of 1844

Words That Make New Jersey History
Edited by Howard L. Green. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995
The White Flag of Temperance: A Song (1842), pp. 107-108
Dorothea Dix Calls for a Hospital for the Mentally Ill (1845), pp. 111-114
A Letter on the Public School System (1848), pp. 118-120
The North American Phalanx (1853-55), pp. 128-131

Online Lectures

Maxine Lurie, "New Jersey's 1844 Constitution"
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Ann Pfau, "To Make Industry Attractive: Fourierism in New Jersey"
(North American Phalanx)
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Internet Sites

New Jersey History Partnership Project
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