New Jersey, 1609-1776 (Voices from Colonial America Series)

Overview

Eye-catching graphics and engaging narrative create a compelling picture of life in colonial New Jersey. Originally settled by the Dutch as part of their "New Netherland," New Jersey did not flourish as a colony until it came under British control in 1664. Readers will learn how the promise of political and religious freedom led to its becoming the first Quaker colony in America and one of the most ethnically diverse. They'll learn how, for a while, it was divided into East and West Jersey, how it had its own ...
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Overview

Eye-catching graphics and engaging narrative create a compelling picture of life in colonial New Jersey. Originally settled by the Dutch as part of their "New Netherland," New Jersey did not flourish as a colony until it came under British control in 1664. Readers will learn how the promise of political and religious freedom led to its becoming the first Quaker colony in America and one of the most ethnically diverse. They'll learn how, for a while, it was divided into East and West Jersey, how it had its own version of the Boston Tea Party, and how its location between New York City and Philadelphia made it the site of nearly 100 battles during the struggle for independence that eventually led to its becoming the nation's third state.
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This impressively designed young adult history pictorial from the graphic masters of National Geographic is just the thing for any budding New Jersey history buff.
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Gr 5-8-This book gives detailed descriptions of family life and working in a Colonial village and the fight for independence. It also includes information about the Native people, early settlers, and first developments. An entire chapter is dedicated to slavery. While most of the information appears elsewhere, e.g., in Dennis Brindell Fradin's The New Jersey Colony (Children's Press, 1991), the illustrations and maps in Doak's book are far superior. Paintings, maps, woodcuts, portraits, and reproductions accompany the well-written text. A time line, a list of print and electronic resources, numerous quote sources, and illustration credits appear at the end. An excellent resource, especially for school libraries that need to boost their Colonial collections.-Christine E. Carr, Lester C. Noecker Elementary School, Roseland, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Meet the Author

Robin Doak is a writer of fiction and nonfiction books for children, ranging from elementary to high school levels. Subjects she has written about include American immigration, the 50 states, American presidents, and U.S. geography. Doak is a former editor of Weekly Reader and has also written numerous support guides for educators. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with an emphasis on journalism, from the University of Connecticut and lives near her alma mater in Portland.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Chapter 1 Colonial Beginnings 13
Chapter 2 An English Colony 31
Chapter 3 The People of New Jersey 45
Chapter 4 Life in Royal New Jersey 55
Chapter 5 Servants and Slaves in New Jersey 67
Chapter 6 Colony at a Crossroads 75
Chapter 7 Life in a Prospering Colony 85
Chapter 8 The Desire for Independence 95
Time Line 104
Resources 105
Index 107
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