New Jersey Women's History



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Woman Suffrage

Slavery in NJ

Woman's Rights 

Immigrant Experience

Women in Politics

Progressive Era Reform 

Women in the Economy

Women in War Time

The Modern Women's Movement


New Jersey women have always been significant in the history of the state. In diverse time periods, from many walks of life, from varied religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds, and from different economic classes, women have contributed to the politics, economy, culture, and social life of the state in important ways.

We have not always known about their history and most books on New Jersey history do not tell their story adequately, but that is now changing. Here are two learning activities on woman suffrage and slavery.  The other activities have not yet been developed, but relevant documents and images are available through the topical index.                

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