New in New Jersey: "New Jersey: A History of the Garden State" @ Mays Landing Branch, Atlantic County Library

Date: May 2, 2014 Time: 2:00pm

Join some of New Jersey’s leading archaeologists, political, social, and economic historians as they provide new perspectives on how the Garden State evolved. Featured speakers include Maxine Lurie, Richard Veit, Paul Israel, Larry Greene, Howard Gillette, Graham Hodges, and Brian Greenberg.

"New Jersey: A History of the Garden State," by Maxine Lurie and Richard Veit, presents a fresh, comprehensive overview of New Jersey’s history from the prehistoric era to the present. The book explores New Jersey’s rich Native American heritage, complex colonial history, role in the American Revolution, debates over slavery, role in industrialization and technological advancements, urbanization, social and political tension, and role in immigration.

In recognition of the significant contributions and research of social scientists who advance New Jersey scholarship the New Jersey Historical Commission is pleased to offer New in New Jersey, a program that explores new research and promotes and preserves our history. The Commission is grateful to the Morristown and Morris Township Library, Monmouth County Library and Atlantic County Library System for their sponsorship of this program.

Open to all. Registration required at

Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing Branch
40 Farragut Ave, Mays Landing NJ