Contact the NJ Historical Commission
NJ Historical Commission
P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 292-6062
Fax: (609) 633-8168

Email: Feedback@sos.state.nj.us

Railroads, Canals and Factories in New Jersey

Grades 5 through 8
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides
"The Tracks of Change"
pp. 198-221. In New Jersey: A Mirror on America
John T. Cunningham. Andover, N.J.: Afton Publishing Co., 1976
New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program 5, Monopolies and Mechanics
David S. Cohen. Trenton: NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2004
Audio and Video
Monopolies and Mechanics
A 30-minute television documentary about New Jersey in the early nineteenth century. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1999
The Morris Canal, The Camden & Amboy Railroad, and the Delaware & Raritan Canal
(Video clip)
www.nj-history.org
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Click on "Market Revolution"
Click on "Transportation"
Click on "Video-The Transportation Revolution"
Internet Sites
New Jersey History Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
Click on "Enter"
Click on "Market Revolution"
Click on "Transportation"
Or click on "Paterson Raceways: Interactive Tour"
Or click on "The Morris Canal Crossed Here"
Grades 9 through 12
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides
Railroads in New Jersey: The Formative Years
Cunningham, John T. Andover, NJ: Afton, 1997
"Preindustrial Society Unravels, 1780s to 1870s"
(Pres-sures on the Countryside, the Urban Web, Market Towns Become Manufacturing Cities, Civil War in the Cities)
pp. 23-37. In The Development of New Jersey's Society
Joel Schwartz. New Jersey History Series. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1997
"Industrialization and the Transformation of the New Jersey Economy, 1800-1920"
(A Tale of Two Cities: Paterson and Trenton, Causes of Change: Immigration, Transportation Improvements, Technological Development)
pp. 30-66, In The Uses of Abundance: A History of New Jersey's Economy
Paul G. E. Clemens. New Jersey History Series. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1992
New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program 5, Monopolies and Mechanics
David S. Cohen. Trenton: NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2004
"Two Centuries of Change"
(Population Pressures, New Technologies and the Growth of Cities, Early Commuting, Railroads
and Resorts)
pp. 41-56. In An Ecological History of New Jersey
Charles A. Stansfield, Jr. New Jersey History Series. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1996
Audio and Video
Monopolies and Mechanics
A 30-minute television documentary about New Jersey in the early nineteenth century. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1999
The Morris Canal, The Camden & Amboy Railroad, and the Delaware & Raritan Canal
(Video clip)
www.nj-history.org
Click on "Enter"
Click on "Market Revolution"
Click on "Transportation"
Click on "Video-The Transportation Revolution"
Online Lectures
William Withuhn, "The John Bull and the Transportation Revolution in New Jersey"
www.nj-history.org
Click on "Enter"
Click on "Market Revolution"
Click on "Transportation"
Click on "Online Lecture-William Withuhn"
David Steven Cohen, "Robert F. Stockton and the Politics of Monopoly"
www.nj-history.org
Click on "Enter"
Click on "Market Revolution"
Click on "2nd Party system"
Click on "Online Lecture-David Cohen"
Click on "Who Should Fund Internal Improvements", "Transportation Monopolies", "The Joint Companies", "Monopoly Politics" and "Foreign Monopoly"
Documents
New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program 5, Monopolies and Mechanics
David S. Cohen. Trenton: NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2004
Two Opinions About Monopoly, pp.67-68
Maps
Internet Sites
New Jersey History Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
Click on "Enter"
Click on "Market Revolution"
Click on "Transportation"