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Please note that this compilation is not comprehensive nor exhaustive. Consult the Librarian regarding specific titles and topics not listed. Some of these titles are available as reprints from the Higginson Book Company, Salem, Massachusetts. Contact them for details at www.higginsonbooks.com.


Also consult our Online Catalog

Monmouth County History and Genealogy
For a list of books documenting the town histories of Monmouth County, see our list of Town Histories.


Adelberg, Michael S. Roster of the People of Revolutionary Monmouth County (Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1997)

Beekman, George C. Early Dutch Settlers of Monmouth County, New Jersey (New Orleans: Polyanthos, 1974)

Ellis, Franklin. History of Monmouth County, New Jersey (Philadelphia: R.T. Peck and Co., 1885) [and the Ellis Index, compiled by Norma Lippincott Swan]

Holmes, Frank R. History of Monmouth County, New Jersey, 1664-1920 (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1922)

Hornor, William S. This Old Monmouth of Ours (Freehold: Moreau Brothers, 1932)

Kobbe, Gustav. The New Jersey Coast and Pines (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1970)

Nelson, William. The New Jersey Coast in Three Centuries with Genealogical and Historic-Biographical Appendix (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing, 1902)

Salter, Edwin. A History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (Bayonne: E. Gardner and Son, 1890)

Salter, Edwin and George C. Beekman. Old Times in Old Monmouth (Freehold: James S. Yard, 1890)

Stillwell, John E. Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Data Relating to the Settlement and Settlers of New York and New Jersey (New York: Privately printed, 1903)

Van Benthuysen, Robert V., compiler. Monmouth County, New Jersey: A Bibliography of Published Works 1676-1973 (Sea Bright, NJ: Ploughshare Press, 1974)


Works and Collections on Topics Unique to Monmouth County


James P. Allaire and Howell Works

Brown, James S. Allaire's Lost Empire, A Story of the Forges and Furnaces of the Manasquan (Freehold: Transcript Printing House, 1958)

Coombe, Philip W. James P. Allaire, His Life and His Legacy 1785-1900 (n.p.: [1965]) (Master's thesis, Fairleigh Dickinson University)

Edwards and Kelcey, Inc. Development Plan, Allaire State Park, Site of Historic Allaire Village, 1968

The Howell Works Restoration (a symposium held at the Deserted Village at Allaire, New Jersey, 18 April 1970)

[see also Archives and Manuscripts]


Battle of Monmouth and Revolutionary War

Adelberg, Michael S. Database of the American Revolution in Monmouth County (unpublished typed manuscript, 1996, 7 volumes). Contains thousands of names and topics from an exhaustive list of resources.

Brown, Henry A. The Battle of Monmouth (Philadelphia: Christopher Sower Co., 1913)

Cowart, Samuel C. Address, Battle of Monmouth (Hightstown, N.J.: Longstreet House, 1998) [This book is a reprint of the 1914 address with additional material by David G. Martin and is for sale by the MCHA. See Publications for Sale.]

Landis, John B. A Short History of Molly Pitcher (Carlisle, PA: Corman Printng Co., 1905)

Martin, David G. A Molly Pitcher Sourcebook (Hightstown, N.J.: Longstreet House, 2003) [This book is for sale by the MCHA. See Publications for Sale.]

Martin David G. The Story of Molly Pitcher (Hightstown, N.J.: Longstreet House, 2000) [This book is for sale by the MCHA. See Publications for Sale.].

Murrin and Waldron, eds. Conflict at Monmouth Court House (Hightstown, N.J.: Longstreet House, 2003) [This book is for sale by the MCHA. See Publications for Sale.]

Nickson, Philip Freneau : Poet of the Revolution (Hightstown, N.J.: Longstreet House, 2003) [This book is for sale by the MCHA. See Publications for Sale.]

Smith, Samuel Stelle. The Battle of Monmouth (Monmouth Beach: Philip Freneau Press, 1964)

Smith, Samuel Stelle. The Battle of Monmouth (Hightstown, N.J.: Longstreet House, 1998) [This book is a reprint of the 1975 publication of the New Jersey Historical Commission and is for sale by the MCHA. See Publications for Sale.]

Smith, Samuel Stelle. Molly Pitcher Chronology (Monmouth Beach, NJ: Philip Freneau Press, 1972)

Stryker, William. The Battle of Monmouth (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1927) [This book was reprinted in 1999 by Longstreet House and is for sale by the MCHA. See Publications for Sale.]

Walling, Richard S. Men of Color at the Battle of Monmouth June 28, 1778: the Role of African Americans and Native Americans at Monmouth (Hightstown, N.J.: Longstreet House, 1994) [This book is for sale by the MCHA. See Publications for Sale.]

Walsh Maya, Captain Joshua Huddy: the Hero Martyr of Monmouth (Highlands, N.J.: Historical Society of Highlands NJ Inc., 1997) [This book is for sale by the MCHA. See Publications for Sale.]

[see also Archives and Manuscripts]


North American Phalanx

Bestor, Arthur Eugene, Jr. "Albert Brisbane--Propagandist for Socialism in the 1840s." In New York History (April 1947, v. 28, n. 2, p. 128-158)

Expose of the Condition and Progress of the North American Phalanx: In Reply to the Inquires of Horace Greeley... (Philadelphia: Porcupine Press, 1975)

Hayden, Dolores. Seven American Utopias: The Architecture of Communitarian Socialism, 1790-1975 (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1976)

Noyes, John Humphrey. History of American Socialisms (New York: Hillary House Publishers, 1961)

Stellhorn, Paul A. Planned and Utopian Experiments: Four New Jersey Towns (Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1980)

Swan, Norma Lippincott. "Work and Community in the North American Phalanx." In Kanter, Communes Creating and Managing the Collective Life (New York: Harper and Row, 1973) p. 257-263

Unpublished student papers and theses:

Bartelt, Pearl. Gender Differentiation in Utopian and Communal Societies (Glassboro State College, Sociology Dept., c. 1980)

Belz, Herman. The North American Phalanx: an Experiment in Fourierist Socialism, 1843-1855 (Princeton Univ., History Dept., 1959)

Colmer, Peter. The North American Phalanx: An Analytical Study of the NJ Utopian (Princeton Univ., History Dept., 1970)

Mokrzycki, M. Joseph. Association on Trial at the North Amereican Phalanx (Seton Hall Univ., Dept. of American Studies, 1970)

Oldham, Patricia. The North American Phalanx, 1843-1855: a Communitarian Experiment (institution unknown, 1979?)

Schirber, Eric. The North American Phalanx, 1843-1855 (Trinity College, NJ?, 1972)

Varady, Desmond. A Social History of the North American Phalanx (Univ. of Penn, History Dept., 1987)

[For related archival material see Collection #5 North American Phalanx Collection, 1841-1972. ]


Shipwrecks

Downey, Leland Woolley. Broken Spars: New Jersey Coast Shipwrecks 1640-1935 (Brick Township, NJ: Brick Township Historical Society, 1983)

Krotee, Walter and Richard Krotee. Shipwrecks Off the New Jersey Coast (Philadelphia: privately printed, 1965)

Report of the Commissioners To Investigate the Charges Concerning the Wrecks on the Monmouth Coast. Communicated to the Assembly, March 20, 1846 (Trenton: Sherman & Harron, 1846)

Sachse, Julius Friedrich. The Wreck of the Ship New Era Upon the New Jersey Coast November 13, 1854 (Lancaster: Pennsylvania-German Society, 1907)

Shipwrecks of New Jersey: An Index of Shipwrecks and Other Maritime Disasters Occurring Along the Jersey Coast (Newark: Boys' Clubs of Newark, 1963) [photocopy of typed manuscript]

Thomas, Gordon and Max Morgan Witts. Shipwreck: The Strange Fate of the Morro Castle (New York: Stein and Day, 1972)





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