With its significant Native American heritage; complex colonial history; ethnically diverse people; religious tolerance; contributions to technology; and, political, racial, and social tension, the history of New Jersey mirrors the development of a nation. The 2014 New Jersey Forum is part of a year-long celebration that will highlight the Garden State’s characteristics of liberty, diversity, and innovation.
This year’s Forum will feature nationally celebrated author and public historian Spencer Crew; Neil Maher, author of Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement; and John Fea, author of The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America.
The conference will also offer roundtable discussions on the state of African American history, careers in public history, under-utilized archival resources, and several panel sessions revealing new research on New Jersey's history.
View the complete program here.
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