New Jersey Then and Now

Author: David Veasey
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781607107538
Format: PDF, ePub
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Take a past to present stroll through the great Garden State!Picture this: wooden piers, grand hotels, and swimmers of all ages frolicking in the surf. That was Atlantic City - then. Through the years, the boardwalk has changed, but today the casinos still draw millions of visitors each year. Now try to imagine the George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey to New York City as it did in the 1930s. Or the vast miles of highway that make up the New Jersey Turnpike in the 1950s. Can't picture it? With 'New Jersey Then and Now', time turns back right before your eyes! This fascinating photo book shows how New Jersey - from the sprawling campuses of Princeton and Rutgers Universities to the shores of Cape May - has grown and changed over the years. From Einstein's home to the spot where the Hindenberg tragically landed to Ellis Island, the state's newest addition, 'New Jersey Then and Now' offers a complete look at the past and present of the Garden State!

New Jersey

Author: Maxine N. Lurie
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813554101
Format: PDF, ePub
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New Jersey: A History of the Garden State presents a fresh, comprehensive overview of New Jersey’s history from the prehistoric era to the present. The findings of archaeologists, political, social, and economic historians provide a new look at how the Garden State has evolved. The state has a rich Native American heritage and complex colonial history. It played a pivotal role in the American Revolution, early industrialization, and technological developments in transportation, including turnpikes, canals, and railroads. The nineteenth century saw major debates over slavery. While no Civil War battles were fought in New Jersey, most residents supported it while questioning the policies of the federal government. Next, the contributors turn to industry, urbanization, and the growth of shore communities. A destination for immigrants, New Jersey continued to be one of the most diverse states in the nation. Many of these changes created a host of social problems that reformers tried to minimize during the Progressive Era. Settlement houses were established, educational institutions grew, and utopian communities were founded. Most notably, women gained the right to vote in 1920. In the decades leading up to World War II, New Jersey benefited from back-to-work projects, but the rise of the local Ku Klux Klan and the German American Bund were sad episodes during this period. The story then moves to the rise of suburbs, the concomitant decline of the state’s cities, growing population density, and changing patterns of wealth. Deep-seated racial inequities led to urban unrest as well as political change, including such landmark legislation as the Mount Laurel decision. Today, immigration continues to shape the state, as does the tension between the needs of the suburbs, cities, and modest amounts of remaining farmland. Well-known personalities, such as Jonathan Edwards, George Washington, Woodrow Wilson, Dorothea Dix, Thomas Edison, Frank Hague, and Albert Einstein appear in the narrative. Contributors also mine new and existing sources to incorporate fully scholarship on women, minorities, and immigrants. All chapters are set in the context of the history of the United States as a whole, illustrating how New Jersey is often a bellwether for the nation.

Jersey Diners

Author: Peter Genovese
Publisher: Rivergate Books
ISBN: 0813538769
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Featuring nearly three hundred color and black-and-white illustrations, a humorous, revealing look at New Jersey's diners explores their origins, their peculiarities, and their popularity in a state that boasts more diners than any other. Reprint.

Good Night New Jersey

Author: Dennis Clark
Publisher: Good Night Books
ISBN: 1602199256
Format: PDF, Docs
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From the Jersey Shore to the Palisades, this charming board book captures the true spirit of the Garden State. Young children will be captivated by the memorable sites and attractions New Jersey offers, including the Atlantic Ocean and sandy beaches, fishing boats, rafting the Delaware Water Gap, blueberry farms in the Pine Barrens, Lucy the Elephant, Asbury Park, Adventure Aquarium, Lakota Wolf Preserve, lighthouses, and more.

Monroe Township and Jamesburg

Author: John D. Katerba
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738550473
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Within these pages, Monroe Township and Jamesburg in Middlesex County are uniquely displayed by juxtaposing rare vintage images with contemporary views taken by the author. These comparisons illustrates the commercial and residential growth over the last burgeoning decade.

Fun with the Family New Jersey

Author: Francesca Di Meglio
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762789069
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A first edition! This opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use guide has hundreds of ideas to keep the kids entertained for an hour, a day, or a weekend! Fun with the Family New Jersey leads the way to historical attractions, children's museums, wildlife habitats, festivals, parks, and much more. Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, the guide features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practical tips about traveling with your little ones.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in New Jersey

Author: Margaret Woollatt
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402738166
Format: PDF
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With three pages at the back that feature additional information about the Garden State, a title based on the popular holiday song tells a lively tale in twelve letters about two cousins getting together over Christmas vacation.

Skiing in New Jersey

Author: Elizabeth Holste
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411660374
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A history of New Jersey's ski hills from the early 1900s to the present. Also a history of the sport of downhill skiing in the state.

New Jersey Folk Revival Music

Author: Michael C. Gabriele
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625853939
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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New Jersey shaped folk revival music into an art form. The saga began with the bawdy tunes sung in colonial-era taverns and continued with the folk songs that echoed through the Pine Barrens. “Guitar Mania” became a phenomenon in the 1800s, and twentieth-century studio recordings in Camden were monumental. Performances by legendary artists like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan spotlighted the state’s folk revival movement and led to a flourishing community of folk organizations, festivals and open-mic nights at village coffeehouses. Author Michael Gabriele traces the evolution and living history of folk revival music in the Garden State and how it has changed the lives of people on stage and in the audience.

Our New Jersey

Author: Steve Greer
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9780760332405
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For all the popular stereotypes of crowded turnpikes and industrial wastelands, New Jersey is in reality one of the most beautiful and diverse states in the nation. From sweeping countryside to vibrant urban centers to the celebrated Jersey Shore, the Garden State has something for everyone, and then some. With this lavishly illustrated book as a guide, the cultural riches and natural splendors of New Jersey are within your reach. New Jersey offers a wide array of attractions, all captured here in Steve Greer’s spectacular photographs. Follow Our New Jersey to the landmarks and sites celebrating the state’s seafaring heritage, its role in the Revolutionary War, its famous natives like Thomas Edison, and much more. Let the book introduce you to cultural experiences as different as Native American festivals, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, and Atlantic City’s bustling boardwalk. Explore the diverse ecosystems, wildlife, and outdoor activities of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, or the wetlands, barrier islands, estuaries, bays, and rivers of the Coastal Heritage Trail Route. And finally, discover the quaint towns, lighthouses, and beautiful beaches that attract countless visitors to New Jersey’s famous shore. All of these and far more are on glorious display in this full-color celebration of the Garden State, giving natives and visitors, travelers and armchair tourists alike a chance to experience the extravagant offerings of the real New Jersey.