You are here

Download A historical album of New Jersey by F. Topper/C. Wills PDF

By F. Topper/C. Wills

ISBN-10: 156294505X

ISBN-13: 9781562945053

A background of latest Jersey, from its early exploration and payment to the nation this day.

Show description

Read or Download A historical album of New Jersey PDF

Best state & local books

The American Revolution 100: The Battles, People, and Events of the American War for Independence, Ranked by Their Significance

A debatable score of the Revolution's largest battles, occasions, and leaders the yank Revolution a hundred brings you onto the charred battlefields and contained in the maneuverings of the conflict that produced the US. In complete type it explains, analyzes, and ranks the war's most vital occasions, leaders, and battles in keeping with their value.

Volunteer Forty-Niners: Tennesseans and the California Gold Rush

In Volunteer Forty-Niners, Walter T. Durham presents the 1st finished exam of the function Tennessee and Tennesseans performed in making a new country and a brand new society at the West Coast. Drawing from such archival assets as own narratives in letters and diaries, public documents, and newspaper reviews, Durham has woven a wealth of data into his recounting in their adventures.

1941: Texas goes to war

In 1941, while the japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. came upon itself in a complete battle, the folks of Texas rallied to the conflict attempt. women and men rushed to hitch the military. those that remained behind—men, ladies, and children—were infantrymen at the domestic entrance: They rolled bandages, noticed plane, knowledgeable for air raids, stuffed jobs left vacant by way of provider males, amassed scrap scrimped and stored and acquired by means of with rationed sugar, meat, footwear, tires, and gasoline.

Murder Most Texan

Texas has lengthy boasted its iron fist of the legislations and strict remedy of its toughest criminals. however, scoundrels, fiends and homicidal criminals necessarily slipped during the Lone big name justice process regardless of the easiest efforts of even the mythical Texas Rangers. From roadside homicide to political assassinations, detect the seedy underbelly of Texas' murderous prior.

Additional info for A historical album of New Jersey

Example text

Called the Archaic People by archaeologists, they were nomadic, moving from place to place in search of food. Eventually, the early New Jerseyans discovered how to raise crops and began to live in permanent villages. By AD 900, a distinctive Indian culture had developed in New Jersey. These Native Americans called themselves Leni Lenapes, which means "the original people" or "the ordinary people" in their language. Early European explorers and settlers called these people Delawares, after the great Delaware River that forms New Jersey's western border.

Silk was Paterson's chief product, along with other textiles, and the city also manufactured steam locomotives for the nation's new railroads. Life in these early factories and mills was grim. Few laws existed to protect workers from unfair employers and poor working conditions. Child labor was common, with children as young as eight years old working thirteen or fourteen hours a day, six days a week. Conditions were bad enough when jobs were available, but when economic depressions occurred, as they did in 1837 and 1857, thousands of people found themselves out of work and on the edge of starvation.

Thanks to its charter, the Camden and Amboy enjoyed a virtual monopoly on rail transportation in the state. Steam power also laid the foundations for New Jersey's tourist industry, still an important part of the state's economy today. Steamboats linked the Jersey shore with Philadelphia, making Cape May a favorite vacation resort for Philadelphians. In the early 1850s, Jonathan Pitney, a surgeon, persuaded the Camden and Amboy Railroad to lay track to tiny Absecon Island; this led to the creation of Atlantic City, which soon became one of the nation's most popular resorts.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.08 of 5 – based on 27 votes