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Take a trip into Colonial/Revolutionary War, Military and Social History from the categorized series of FREE podcasts available for listening that focus on unique and sometimes unknown New Jersey history. These UnCommon History podcasts are made possible by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Office of Culture and Heritage and the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State.

It is the 1700s, meet Oliver Cromwell, a free African American, who fought with the Continental Army during the American Revolution and was honored by General George Washington;  Go with us to the docks Jersey City for the building of America’s ironsides;  Listen to the writings of teenage Rachel Van Dyke who lived in 18th century New Brunswick;  Barnstorm with members of the Negro Baseball League - the best that ever played the game;  Learn about the hardship of War through the words of Elizabeth Franklin, the wife of the last Royal Governor of the Colony of New Jersey; 


Colonial/Revolutionary War History

Military History

Social History

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