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

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Waves of Immigration

Grades 5 through 8
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides
"Urbanizing the Garden State"
pp. 222-242. In New Jersey: A Mirror on America
John T. Cunningham. Andover, N.J.: Afton Publishing Co., 1976
New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guides
Program 7, A State of Many Nations
David Steven Cohen. Trenton: NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2004
Documents
America the Dream of My Life: Selections from the Federal Writers' Project's New Jersey Ethnic Survey
Edited by David Steven Cohen. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1990
"The Irish," pp. 31-53
"Italians," (Silver Lake, Clifton Avenue Bathhouse, an Italian Padrone, Italian Banking), pp. 55-69
"Owner of a Polish Employment Agency," p. 86
"Prince Street, Newark," pp. 217-223
"Cursed the Day He Came to America," pp. 268-271
"The Polish Jews Stuck Together," pp. 238-242
Audio and Video
America, The Dream of My Life
Narrated by Eli Wallach, a series of three, half-hour radio programs about the immigrant experience.
A co-production of WBGO and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1992. (Real Audio)
A State of Many Nations
Program 7 in the New Jersey Legacy television series.
A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2001
Internet Sites
New Jersey History Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
Click on "Enter"
Click on "Progressive Era"
Click on "Immigration"
Click on "Classroom Activity"
Grades 9 through 12
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides
"Reflections on American Ethnicity"
pp. 99-117. In Folk Legacies Revisited
David Steven Cohen. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995
Immigration and Ethnicity in New Jersey History
Douglas V. Shaw. New Jersey History Series. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1994
New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program Seven. A State of Many Nations
David S. Cohen. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Network, 2001
Documents
Words That Make New Jersey History
Edited by Howard L. Green. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995.
Ethnic Violence in Hoboken, 1851, pp. 121-123.
A Fourth of July Speech by Robert F. Stockton (1851), pp. 124-127
New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program Seven. A State of Many Nations
David S. Cohen. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Network, 2001.
Robert F. Stockton on Immigration, pp. 98-99
Audio and Video
America, The Dream of My Life
Narrated by Eli Wallach, a series of three, half-hour radio programs about the immigrant experience.
A co-production of WBGO and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1992. (Real Audio)
The Burg: A State of Mind
A television documentary about the history of the Italian neighborhood in Trenton, produced by New Jersey Network, 1980
La Festa
A television documentary about Italian-American saints festivals in New York and New Jersey, produced by New Jersey Network, 1996
A State of Many Nations
Program 7 in the New Jersey Legacy television series.
A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2001
They Came to Work
A television documentary about nineteenth-century immigration to New Jersey, produced by New Jersey Network, 1988
Online Lecture
David Steven Cohen, "New Jersey Immigrants During the Progressive Era"
New Jersey History Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
Click on "Enter"
Click on "Progressive Era"
Click on "Immigration"
Click on "Online Lecture-David Cohen"
Internet Sites
New Jersey History Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
Click on "Enter"
Click on "Progressive Era"
Click on "Immigration"