New Jersey at 350+: A Survey of Its History 
with David Cowell

Five Wednesdays:  Sep 27, Oct 4, 11, 18 and 25; 10 am – 12 Noon

A survey of the development of New Jersey focused on the social forces and events that made New Jersey into the richly diverse, dynamic and somewhat self-deprecating society we enjoy today.

Presented chronologically, the survey will study key time periods from when the English replaced the Dutch in 1664 through the lives of historic figures such as John Fenwick, James Caldwell, Grover Cleveland, Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson and Thomas Kean.  Each were shaped by their experiences in New Jersey, and in turn, shaped the New Jersey experience.

David Cowell is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Drew.  He has taught six very well-received minicourses on topics ranging from Ireland, Waging Peace, Egyptian Politics, Modern Turkey, and, yes, New Jersey history and politics.

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