New Jersey History Bibliography

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  • Thomas Fleming, New Jersey: A History 1995 039330180X
  • Maxine Lurie, New Jersey: A History of the Garden State 2012. ISBN 0813554098
  • Maxine Lurie, ed. A New Jersey Anthology 2010. ISBN 0813547458
  • Maxine Lurie, ed. Encyclopedia of New Jersey 2004. 0813533252
  • Charles A. Stansfield, A Geography of New Jersey: The City in the Garden 1998 ISBN 0813525799.

African-American History

  • Giles Wright, Afro-Americans in New Jersey: A Short History 1988. ISBN 0-89743-075-1.
  • Walter Greason, Suburban Erasure: How the Suburbs Ended the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey, 2013 ISBN 1611475708.

Arts and Entertainment History

  • James F. Broderick, Paging New Jersey: A Literary Guide to the Garden State 2003.
  • Barbara J. Kukla, Swing City: Newark Nightlife, 1925-50 2002
  • Hildreth York and Mary R. Murrin, Arts and Entertainment in New Jersey 1997. ISBN 0-89743-084-0

Buildings and Architecture

  • Susanne C. Hand, New Jersey Architecture 1995. ISBN 0-89743-081-6.
  • Richard F. Veit, New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones: History in the Landscape 2008. ISBN 0813542367.
  • Angus Kress Gillespie Crossing Under the Hudson: The Story of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels 2011. 978-0-8135-5003-9

Ecology and Geology

  • Bonnie J. McCay, Oyster Wars and the Public Trust: Property, Law, and Ecology in New Jersey History 1998. 0816518041
  • Michael Siegel, Mapping New Jersey: An Evolving Landscape 2009. ISBN 0813545854
  • Charles A. Stansfield, Jr., An Ecological History of New Jersey 1997. ISBN 0-89743-085-9.
  • Donald E. Wolf, Crossing the Hudson: Historic Bridges and Tunnels of the River 2010. ISBN: 978-0-8135-4708-4.

Economic History

  • Paul G. E. Clemens, The Uses of Abundance: A History of New Jersey's Economy 1992. ISBN 0-89743-078-6

Government and Political History

  • Mark Lender, "This Honorable Court": The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1789-2000 2006
  • Barbara G. Salmore with Stephen A. Salmore, New Jersey Politics and Government: The Suburbs Come of Age 2013. ISBN: 978-0-8135-6139-4.
  • Stanley N. Worton, Reshaping New Jersey: A History of Its Government and Politics 1998. ISBN 0-89743-088-3.

Local History

  • Images of America series on specific towns.
  • Brad R. Tuttle, How Newark Became Newark: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American City 2009. ISBN: 978-0-8135-4490-8

Military History

  • William Gillette, Jersey Blue: Civil War Politics in New Jersey, 1854-1865 1999. ISBN 0813526949.
  • William J. Jackson, New Jerseyans in the Civil War: For Union and Liberty 2006. ISBN 0813538599.
  • Mark Edward Lender, One State in Arms: A Short Military History of New Jersey 1991. ISBN 0-89743-077-8
  • Peter T. Lubrecht, New Jersey Butterfly Boys in the Civil War: The Hussars of the Union Army 2011. 1609491327
  • Barbara J. Mitnick, New Jersey in the American Revolution 2007. ISBN 081354095X.
  • Alan A. Siegel, Beneath the Starry Flag: New Jersey's Civil War Experience 2001 ISBN 0-8135-2943-3

Native American History

  • Gregory Evans Dowd, The Indians of New Jersey 1992. ISBN 0-89743-079-4.
  • M. R. Harrington and Clarence Ellsworth, The Indians of New Jersey: Dickon Among the Lenapes 1963. 0813504252.

Social History

  • Patricia M. Ard, The Jews of New Jersey: A Pictorial History 2001. ISBN 0813530121.
  • Matt Connor, Watering Hole: The Colorful History of Booze, Sex & Death at a New Jersey Tavern 2003. ISBN 141400303X
  • Yolanda Prieto, The Cubans of Union City: Immigrants and Exiles in a New Jersey Community 2009. ISBN 1592133002.
  • Dermot Quinn, The Irish in New Jersey: Four Centuries of American Life 2004.
  • Joel Schwartz, The Development of New Jersey's Society 1997. ISBN 0-89743-087-5.
  • Douglas V. Shaw, Immigration and Ethnicity in New Jersey History 1994. ISBN 0-89743-080-8.
  • Frances Ward, On Duty: Power, Politics, and the History of Nursing in New Jersey 2009. ISBN: 978-0-8135-4491-5

Women's History

  • Joan N. Burstyn, ed. Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women 1997 ISBN 0815604181.
  • Carmela Ascolese Karnoutsos, New Jersey Women: A History of Their Status, Roles, and Images 1997. ISBN 0-89743-086-7.
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