By F. Topper/C. Wills
A background of latest Jersey, from its early exploration and cost to the kingdom this present day.
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Industrial New Jersey thrived during the conflict and grew by leaps and bounds afterward. Established industrieslike ironworking in Trenton and silk manufacturing in Patersongrew and expanded, while new ones sprang up across the state: shoemaking in Burlington, sewing machine manufacturing in Elizabeth, and brickmaking in Hackensack, to name just a few. By 1876, New Jersey, the fourth-smallest state in land area, ranked fifth-highest among the thirty-eight states in the total value of its manufactured goods.
It was the start of a rivalry between New York and New Jersey that continues today. In 1676, the Duke of York divided New Jersey into two separate colonies: West Jersey, to be controlled by Berkeley, and East Jersey, under the rule of Carteret. Berkeley soon sold West Jersey to William Penn, a leading member of the religious group known as the Society of Friends, or Quakers. Penn founded the colony of Pennsylvania as a haven for Quakers, who had been cruelly persecuted in England and New England, and others in search of religious freedom.
With its largely industrial economy, New Jersey suffered greatly in the 1930s. As banks failed and factories and mills laid off workers, the state government responded with innovative programs aimed at easing the plight of the poor and unemployed. As early as 1930, Bergen County began hiring unemployed workers to maintain the county's roads. In the mid-1930s, New Deal agencies like the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided jobs for thousands of New Jerseyans; WPA workers and CCC crews repaired roads and bridges, cleared ground for parks, and built hospitals, schools, and other public buildings across the state.
A historical album of New Jersey by F. Topper/C. Wills