"A Barrel Tapped at Both Ends": New Jersey and Economic Development

  title={"A Barrel Tapped at Both Ends": New Jersey and Economic Development},
  author={Jean R. Soderlund},
  journal={Reviews in American History},
  pages={574 - 578}
New Jersey has suffered an identity crisis since 1664, when James, the Duke of York, grasped it from the Dutch. Instead of keeping the colony as his ownas in the case of New York-he divided it into two, giving the eastern part to Sir George Carteret and the western part to John Lord Berkeley. The division made some sense, for each part bounded a major river valley, the Hudson on the east and the Delaware on the west. Unfortunately for New Jersey's commercial growth, both halves failed to… 



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