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New Jersey
  • Authored by: Craig A. Doherty and Katherine M. Doherty
  • From the Series: Thirteen Colonies
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816054088
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5408-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 02/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 974.9
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 128

Summary

New Jersey provides intriguing descriptions of life in the early colony, including such details as the division of New Jersey into East and West; the effect of the presence of the Society of Friends; the success of farming, which contributed to the state's nickname, "The Garden State"; and the history of slavery in the colony. Readers will also learn about battles during the Revolutionary War, such as the Battles of Trenton and Princeton, as well as New Jersey's pivotal role in the formation of the Constitution and its place as the third state to ratify it. Ideal for any upper elementary, middle or junior high school student, this entertaining volume introduces readers to the history behind this land.

Sidebars include:

  • Sir George Carteret
  • Farming in colonial New Jersey
  • Lenni Lenape place names in New Jersey
  • Princeton University
  • Slavery in New Jersey
  • The Dutch West India Company
  • The early settlers
  • The Society of Friends
  • The Marquis de Lafayette
  • Wampum
  • William Paterson.

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs. 10 maps and graphs. Index. Appendix of historical sites in the state. Sidebars. Timeline. Further reading list.

About the Author(s)

Craig A. Doherty has a B.A. in English and history from the University of Massachusetts and studied education at the graduate level at the University of New Mexico. Editor and co-owner of Field Trial Magazine, he has 11 years' experience teaching English at the high school level and six years' experience teaching social studies at both the middle and high school levels.

Katherine M. Doherty has a B.A. in anthropology from the University of New Mexico and an M.S. in library science from Simmons College. Director of learning resources for New Hampshire Community College, she has worked as a librarian at elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as entire school districts. A member of the American Library Association, the New Hampshire Library Association, and the New Hampshire State Library Advisory Council, Doherty serves as a trustee of the Dummer Public Library.

Together Craig A. Doherty and Katherine M. Doherty are coauthors of more than 25 nonfiction books for children and young adults.

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