South Jersey Heritage: A Social, Economic and Cultural History - R. Craig Koedel
This is a selected bibliography of printed sources relating to the history of southern New Jersey. Although a number of the titles are out-of-print, they are available at one or more of the state’s university, college, or historical society libraries. The vast quantity of unpublished primary and secondary material in these libraries is not included here, but their use is essential to in-depth research in any topic on the history of South Jersey. Students are advised to examine also microfilm and microfiche collections and the files of South Jersey newspapers.
A score or more of histories of South Jersey towns and townships have been omitted from this bibliography because they are of strictly local interest. However, they should be consulted by anyone engaged in research on the specific localities with which they deal. For a listing, see the card catalogue of the appropriate county or city historical society library. Most of these histories are included in the Special Collections of the Rutgers University library at New Brunswick, where they are available for use but do not circulate.
Many of the books on this list contain good bibliographies of specific topics. For further references, see Nelson R. Burr, A Narrative and Descriptive Bibliography of New Jersey, (Princeton: D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc., 1964).
BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS
ACRELIUS, ISRAEL, History of New Sweden or the Settlements on the River Delaware. William M. Reynolds, trans. Philadelphia: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1876.
ALEXANDER, ROBERT CROZER, Ho! For Cape Island. Cape May, 1956.
ARCHIVES of the State of New Jersey. First Series, Vols. I-XLII. Newark: Daily Journal Establishment, 18801888.
ASBURY, FRANCIS, The Journal and Letters of Francis Asbury, 1771-1816. London and Nashville: Epworth and Abington Press, 1958. 3 vols.
BARBER, JOHN W. and HENRY HOWE, Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey. New York: S. Tuttle, 1844.
BECK, HENRY CHARLTON, Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1961. Originally published by E. P. Dutton and Co., 1936.
BECK, HENRY CHARLTON, Jersey Genesis. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1963. Originally published by the Trustees of Rutgers College, 1945.
BECK, HENRY CHARLTON, More Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1963. Originally published by E. P. Dutton and Co., 1937.
BECK, HENRY CHARLTON, The Roads of Home. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1956.
BILL, ALFRED HOYT, New Jersey and the Revolutionary War. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
BLACKMAN, LEAH, History of Little Egg Harbor Township. Tuckerton: Great John Mathis Foundation, Inc., 1963. Originally published in 1880.
BOLE, ROBERT D. and LAURENCE B. JOHNSON, The New Jersey High School: A History. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
BOUCHER, JACK E., Absegami Yesteryear. Somers Point: Atlantic County Historical Society, 1963.
BOYD, JULIAN P., Fundamental Laws and Constitutions of New Jersey. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
BOYER, CHARLES S., Early Forges and Furnaces in New Jersey. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1931. Reprinted 1964.
BOYER, CHARLES S, Old Inns and Taverns of West Jersey. Camden: Camden County Historical Society, 1962
BOYER, GEORGE F. and J. PEARSON CUNNINGHAM, Cape May County Story. Cape May, 1975.
BRAINERD, JOHN, John Brainerd’s Journal (1761-1762). Transcriptions of Early Church Records of New Jersey (Presbyterian), Historical Records Survey, Works Progress Administration. Newark, 1941.
BRAINERD, THOMAS, The Life of John Brainerd, the Brother of David Brainerd, and His Successor as Missionary to the Indians of New Jersey. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Publication Committee, 1865.
BROWN, ALLEN H., An Outline History of the Presbyterian Church in West or South Jersey. Philadelphia: Alfred Martien, 1869.
BROWN, ALLEN H., A Tribute to Rev. Allen H. Brown. Includes his autobiography, historical papers, and a few sermons. Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott, 1901.
BURR, NELSON R., The Anglican Church in New Jersey. Philadelphia: The Church Historical Society, 1954.
BURR, NELSON R., Education in New Jersey, 1730-1871. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1942.
CHALMERS, KATHRYN H., Down the Long-a-Coming; A descriptive review of historical scenes and buildings, and of the people who lived along this old Indian trail. Moorestown, 1951.
COLLIN, NICHOLAS, The Journal and Biography of Nicholas Collin, 1746-1831, Amandus Johnson, trans. Philadelphia: The New Jersey Society of Pennsylvania, 1936.
COMPENDIUM of Censuses. Trenton: State of New Jersey, Department of State, 1906.
COWEN, DAVID L., Medicine and Health in New Jersey: A History. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
CRANMER, H. Jerome, New Jersey in the Automobile Age: A History of Transportation. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
CRAVEN, WESLEY FRANK, New Jersey and the English Colonization of North America. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
CROSS, DOROTHY, New Jersey Indians. Trenton: New Jersey State Museum, Department of Education, 1965.
CUNNINGHAM, JOHN T., New Jersey: America’s Main Road. Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Co., 1966.
CUNNINGHAM, JOHN T., The New Jersey Shore. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1958.
CUSHING, THOMAS and CHARLES E. SHEPPARD, History of the Counties of Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland, New Jersey. Philadelphia: Everts and Peck, 1883. Reprinted, 1974, by the Gloucester County Historical Society.
DELAWARE Indian Symposium, A., Herbert C. Kraft, ed. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1974.
DORWART, JEFFERY and PHILIP ENGLISH MACKEY, Camden County, New Jersey, 1616-1976. Camden: Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission, 1976.
ECONOMIC and Social History of Colonial New Jersey. William C. Wright, ed. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1974.
ELMER, LUCIUS Q. C., History of the Early Settlement and Progress of Cumberland County, New Jersey……, Bridgeton: George F. Nixon, Publ., 1869. Reprinted, 1976, by the Cumberland County Historical Society.
ENGLISH, A. L., History of Atlantic City. Philadelphia, 1884.
EWING, SARAH W. R. and ROBERT MC MULLIN, Along Absecon Creek. Absecon: Absecon Committee, New Jersey Tercentenary Celebration, 1965.
FENWICK’S Colony. Fred L. McEnany, et al., eds. Salem: Salem County Tercentenary Committee, 1964.
FITHIAN, PHILIP VICKERS, Journal and Letters, 1767-1774. John Rogers Williams, ed. Princeton: Princeton University Library, 1900.
FITHIAN, PHILIP VICKERS, Journal and Letters of Philip Vickers Fithian, 1773-1774. Charlottesville, Va.: University Press of Virginia, 1968. Copyright, Colonial Williamsburg, Inc., 1957.
FITHIAN, PHILIP VICKERS, Journal, 1775-1776, Robert Greenhalgh Albion and Leonidas Dodson, eds. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1934.
FLYNN, JOHN H., The Catholic Church in New Jersey. Morristown, 1904.
FUNNELL, CHARLES E., By the Beautiful Sea. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975.
GERDTS, WILLIAM H., Jr., Painting and Sculpture in New Jersey; Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
GOLDSTEIN, PHILIP REUBEN, Social Aspects of the Jewish Colonies of South Jersey. New York, 1921.
GORDON, THOMAS F., Gazetteer of the State of New Jersey. Trenton, 1834. Reprinted, 1973, by Polyanthos, Inc., Cottonport, La.
GORDON, THOMAS F., The History of New Jersey, from its Discovery by Europeans, to the Adoption of the Federal Constitution. Trenton, 1834.
GOWANS, ALAN, Architecture in New Jersey. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
GUTHORN, PETER J., The Sea Bright Skiff. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1971.
HALL, JOHN F., Daily Union History of Atlantic City and County, New Jersey. Atlantic City: Daily Union Printing Co., 1900.
HARRINGTON, N. R., The Indians of New Jersey, Dickon Among the Lenapes. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1963. Originally published as Dickon Among the Lenape Indians by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1938. For young readers.
HESTON, ALFRED N., Absegami: Annals of Eyren Haven and Atlantic City, 1609-1904. Camden: Sinnickson Chew & Sons, 1904. 2 vols.
HESTON, ALFRED N., Jersey Waggon Jaunts. Pleasantville: Atlantic County Historical Society, 1926. 2 vols.
HESTON, ALFRED N., South Jersey: A History. New York: Lewis Publishing Co., Inc., 1924. 5 vols.
INSTRUCTION of Johan Printz, The. Amandus Johnson, trans. and ed., Philadelphia: Swedish Colonial Society, 1930.
JAMISON, WALLACE N., Religion in New Jersey: A Brief History. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
JOHNSON, AMANDUS, The Swedish Settlements on the Delaware, 1638-1664. Philadelphia: Swedish Colonial Society, 1911. 2 vols.
JONES, RUFUS N., The Quakers in the American Colonies. New York: Russell & Russell, Inc., 1962. First published in 1911.
JUET, ROBERT, Juet’s Journal: The Voyage of the Half Moon from 4 April to 7 November 1609. Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1959.
KALM, PETER, Travels Into North America. John Reinhold Forster, trans. Barre, Mass.: Imprint Society, Inc., 1972. Other editions available.
KEMP, FRANKLIN W., A Nest of Rebel Pirates. Egg Harbor City: Batsto Citizens Committee, 1966.
KOEDEL, R. CRAIG, Stones of Remembrance. Discourses delivered at Absecon on three Sundays of August, 1976; being a brief history of South Jersey Presbyterians In the Eighteenth Century, and of the Presbyterian Church at Absecon to the Present. Absecon, 1976.
KULL, IRVING S., ed., New Jersey. A History. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1930-32. 4 vols.
LANDIS, CHARLES K., The Founder’s Own Story of the Founding of Vineland. Vineland, 1903. Excerpts are in the Vineland Historical Magazine, Centennial Number, 1961.
LANE, WHEATON J., From Indian Trail to Iron Horse. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1939.
LEE, FRANCIS BAZLEY, New Jersey As a Colony and As a State. New York: The Publishing Society of New Jersey, 1902. 4 vols.
LEIBY, ADRIAN C., The Early Dutch and Swedish Settlers of New Jersey. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
LIPTON, BARBARA, Whaling Days in New Jersey. Newark: Newark Museum Quarterly, Vol. 26, Nos. 2 & 3, 1975.
LUNDIN, LEONARD, Cockpit of the Revolution. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1940. Reprinted, 1972, by Octagon Books.
MACKEY, HARRY D., The Gallant Men of the Delaware River Forts, 1777. Philadelphia: Dorrance and Co., 1973.
MC CLOY, JAMES F. and RAY MILLER, Jr., The Jersey Devil. Wallingford, Pa.: The Middle Atlantic Press, 1976.
MC CORMICK, RICHARD P., New Jersey from Colony to State, 1609-1789. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964. Reprinted in paperback edition by Rutgers University Press.
MC MAHON, WILLIAM, So Young. . .So Gay! Atlantic City: Boardwalk Centennial Committee, 1970.
MC PHEE, JOHN, The Pine Barrens. New York: Ballantine Books, 1971. Originally in The New Yorker, 1967.
MARING, NORMAN H., Baptists in New Jersey. Valley Forge, Pa.: The Judson Press, 1964.
METHODIST Trail in New Jersey, The, Frank Bateman Stanger, ed. New Jersey Annual Conference of the Methodist Church, 1961.
MICKLE, ISAAC, Reminiscences of Old Gloucester. Philadelphia: Townsend Ward, 1845. Reprinted, 1968, by the Gloucester County Historical Society.
MIERS, EARL SCHENCK, New Jersey and the Civil War. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
MURRAY, DAVID, History of Education in New Jersey. Port Washington, N. Y.,: Kennikat Press, 1972. First published in 1899.
MYERS, ALBERT COOK, ed., Narratives of Early Pennsylvania, West New Jersey and Delaware. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1912. Reprinted, 1967.
MYERS, WILLIAM STARR, ed., The Story of New Jersey. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc., 1953. 5 vols.
NELSON, WILLIAM, New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes. Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1916.
NEW JERSEY, A Guide to Its Present and Past. American Guide Series, Federal Writers’ Project. New York: The Viking Press, 1939.
NEW JERSEY in the American Revolution, 1763-1783, A Documentary History. Larry H. Gerlach, ed. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1975.
NEW JERSEY in the American Revolution, Political and Social Conflict. Donald A. Sinclair, ed. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1970.
NICHOLS, ISAAC T., Historic Days in Cumberland County, New Jersey, 1855-1865; Political and War Time Reminiscences. Bridgeton, 1907.
NIEMCEWICZ, JULIAN URSYN, Under Their Vine and Fig Tree. Hetchie J. E. Budka, trans. and ed. Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1965.
PEPPER, ADELINE, The Glass Gaffers of New Jersey. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1971.
PIERCE, ARTHUR D., Family Empire in Jersey Iron, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1964.
PIERCE, ARTHUR D., Iron in the Pines. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1957.
PIERCE, ARTHUR D., Smugglers’ Woods: Jaunts and Journeys in Colonial and Revolutionary New Jersey. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1960.
PIERCE, JOHN R. and ARTHUR C. TRESSLER, The Research State: A History of Science in New Jersey. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
PLAIN Dealer, The. A newspaper of the American Revolutionary Period published in Cumberland County, New Jersey. Bridgeton: Bridgeton Bicentennial Commission, 1974. First privately printed in 1894.
POMFRET, JOHN E., Colonial New Jersey. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1973.
POMFRET, JOHN E., The Province of West New Jersey. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1956.
PROWELL, GEORGE R., The History of Camden County, N. J. Philadelphia: L. J. Richards & Co., 1886.
ROLFS, DONALD H., Under Sail, the Dredgeboats of Delaware Bay. Millville: Wheaton Historical Association, 1971.
SCHMIDT, HUBERT G., Agriculture in New Jersey. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1973.
SHOURDS, THOMAS, History and Genealogy of Fenwick’s Colony. Bridgeton, 1876.
SICKLER, JOSEPH S., History of Salem County, New Jersey. Salem: Sunbeam Publishing Co., 1937.
SIM, ROBERT J., Pages from the Past of Rural New Jersey. Trenton: New Jersey Agricultural Society, 1949. Reprinted, 1975.
SIM, ROBERT J. and HARRY BISCHOFF WEISS, Charcoal-burning in New Jersey from Early Times to the Present. Trenton, 1955.
SMITH, SAMUEL, The History of the Colony of Nova-Caesarea, or New Jersey. Burlington, 1765. Second edition in 1877.
STEVENS, LEWIS TOWNSEND, The History of Cape May County, New Jersey, from the Aboriginal Times to the Present Day. Cape May: Lewis T. Stevens, Pub., 1897.
STEWART, FRANK H., History of the Battle of Red Bank, with Events Prior and Subsequent Thereto. Woodbury: Gloucester County Historical Society, 1927.
STEWART, FRANK H., Indians of Southern New Jersey. Woodbury: Gloucester County Historical Society, 1932.
STEWART, FRANK H., Major John Fenwick. Salem: Salem County Historical Society, 1964. Reprinted from Salem Standard and Jerseyman, 1939.
STEWART, FRANK H., Notes on Old Gloucester County, New Jersey, Philadelphia: The New Jersey Society of Pennsylvania, 1917-1937. 3 vols.
STEWART, FRANK H., Salem County in the Revolution. Salem: Salem County Historical Society, 1967. First published in 1932.
STILL, JAMES, Early Recollections and Life of Dr. James Still. Medford: Medford Historical Society, 1971.
STILL, WILLIAM, Underground Railroad. New York: Arno Press, 1968. First published in 1872. Also 1970 reprint in Ebony Classics Series.
STOCKTON, FRANK R., Stories of New Jersey. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1961. First published in 1896.
STUDLEY, MIRIAM V., Historic New Jersey Through Visitors’ Eyes. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
SWEDES and Finns in New Jersey, The. Federal Writers’ Project, Works Progress Administration. Published by the New Jersey Commission to Commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Settlement of the Swedes and Finns on the Delaware, 1938.
SYMPOSIUM Upon the First Fifty Years of the Jewish Farming Colonies of Alliance, Norma, and Brotmanville, New Jersey. Philadelphia, 1932.
THIS Is Haddonfield. Haddonfield: Historical Society of Haddonfield, 1963.
TURP, RALPH K., West Jersey Under Four Flags. Philadelphia: Dorrance and Co., 1975.
VAN HOESEN, WALTER HAMILTON, Crafts and Craftsmen of New Jersey. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1973.
VECOLI, RUDOLPH J., The People of New Jersey. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1965.
WACKER, PETER O., Land and People. A cultural geography of pre-industrial New Jersey: Origins and settlement patterns. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1975.
WEISS, HARRY B., Life in Early New Jersey. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
WEISS, HARRY B., Early Sports and Pastimes in New Jersey. Trenton, 1960.
WEISS, HARRY B., and GRACE M. WEISS, An Introduction to Crime and Punishment in Colonial New Jersey. Trenton, 1960.
WESLAGER, C. A., The Delaware Indians: A History. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1972.
WESLAGER, C. A., Dutch Explorers, Traders and Settlers in the Delaware Valley, 1609-1664. Written in collaboration with A. R. Dunlap. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1961.
WESLAGER, C. A., The English on the Delaware: 1610-1682. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1967.
WEST, ROSCOE L, Elementary Education in New Jersey: A History, Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
WEYGANDT, CORNELIUS, Down Jersey; Folks and Their Jobs, Pine Barrens, Salt Marsh and Sea Island. New York and London, 1940.
WHITE, MARGARET E., The Decorative Arts of Early New Jersey. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
WILSON, HAROLD F., The Jersey Shore; A Social and Economic History of the Counties of Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth, and Ocean. New York, 1953. 3 vols.
WILSON, HAROLD F., The Story of the Jersey Shore. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1964.
WOOLMAN, JOHN, The Journal and Major Essays of John Woolman. Phillips P. Moulton, ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1971. This is the most recent of a score of editions of the Woolman work.
WRIGHT, M. T., The Education of the Negroes in New Jersey. New York, 1941.
Atlantic County Historical Society Yearbook
Camden History, Camden County Historical Society
Cape May County Magazine of History and Genealogy
Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey
New Jersey Historical Commission Newsletter
New Jersey History. Formerly the Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society
New Jersey Society of Pennsylvania Yearbook.
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society
Vineland Historical Magazine
See also the state and national journals of professional organizations, businesses, religious denominations, etc. for articles on South Jersey and New Jersey.
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