Learn all about the colony of New Jersey, an important player in the American Revolution and the third state admitted into the Union, through primary source documents. Throughout its history it was a densely forested rural territory, celebrated for its abundant natural resources and rich farm land. Characterized by religious tolerance and a "live and let live" attitude, New Jersey became a haven for people who desired to only work hard and build a peaceful and prosperous life for themselves and their families.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 1 hour 10 minutes; 1 CD.
THIRTEEN COLONIES & THE LOST COLONY Take a step back and discover the thirteen colonies of Colonial America. From European exploration through the American Revolution, witness the unique history and character of each colony. Trace the role of each colony in the American Revolution and that colony's impact on the formation of our Constitution. This primary source series includes transcribed colonial patents and charters, with an explanation for readers in contemporary language. Maps and portraits of notable colonists are also included. New Jersey: Using lavish illustrations, compelling text, and a variety of primary source documents, this volume covers New Jersey's inclusion in the colony of New Netherland and later domination by the English colony of New York, its split into two separate territories, its land riots and anti-tax tea parties, and increasingly diverse population, and its transformation from an agrarian to an industrial colony.