Voices from Colonial America: New Jersey, 1609-1779 (Library Binding)
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.
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 one of the first Quaker colonies 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 more than 100 battles during the struggle for independence that eventually led to its becoming the nation's third state.
The Voices from Colonial America series tells the story of the American colonies from their founding until they joined the Union as part of the United States of America.
|Robin Santos Doak and Brendan McConville
|Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15
|National Geographic Books