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New Jersey Historical Commission
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P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

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New Jersey Folklore and Folk Art

Folklore and Folk Art
"Folk Belief"
pp. 39-50, In The Folklore and Foklife of New Jersey
pp. 29-38, In The Folklore and Foklife of New Jersey
"Folk Music, Folk Song, and Folk Dance"
pp. 59-73, In The Folklore and Foklife of New Jersey
David Steven Cohen. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1983
"Chaseworld: Foxhunting and Storytelling in New Jersey's Pine Barrens"
Hufford, Mary T. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992
New Jersey History Kids
Click on "For the Teacher"
Click on "For the Teacher-The Pinelands"
Click on "For the Teacher-Barnegat Bay"
Click on "For the Teacher-Delaware Bay"
Audio and Video
Down Jersey: Songs and Stories of Southern New Jersey
Albertson, Jim. Folkways Records # 005203, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (1985).
Includes the folk song "Hard Times in the Mount Holly Jail" and stories about Sammy Giverson, Captain Kidd, and the Jersey Devil.
New Jersey History Kids
Click on "Enter"
Click on "Continue"
Click on "11-Delaware Bay: The Historic Restoration of Schooners"
Click on "Video Icon" (View Online)
Listen for the song "The Eloisa Moore and the Samuel Jacoby"
Or click on "10-Barnegat Bay: Decoy Carving"
Click on "Video Icon" (View Online)
Or click on "9-The Pinelands: Pinelands Fox Chase"
Click on "Video Icon" (View Online)