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New Jersey
  • Authored by: Craig A. Doherty and Katherine M. Doherty
  • From the Series: Thirteen Colonies
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  • ISBN-10: 1438107366
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0736-3
  • Status: In Stock
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  • 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.

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