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Living in New Jersey for almost 10 years, I recently grew some deep interests in the history of New Jersey. After all, knowing the place we are living make us comfort and proud in our everyday life. The places we are driving by everyday start to become meaningful if we can tell their histories. I don’t feel like a stranger or a foreigner as I felt before. “Blossom where you are planted”, my newly acquired motto, starts from knowing the history of where I am planted.

I just came across a good description of the history of New Jersey. It’s short enough to read through quickly but thorough enough to cover all the important points. I like its way to see the history. Not as a boring sequence of “big events” like we used to read in text books, but as a continuous changes of people’s ways of living, driven by economical, technical and political forces.

Hope discovering the history of the place you live and work will give you the same joy as I do!

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Business History is a field that studies the evolution of business in all periods and all countries. It’s an interesting multi-discipline field that involves research by historians, economists, sociologists, and scholars of business administration.


Association of Business Historians

Business History Conference

Japan Business History Society

European Business History Association


Business History Review


The Oxford Handbook of Business History by Geoffrey Jones (Editor), Jonathan Zeitlin (Editor)

Business History around the World by Franco Amatori (Editor), Geoffrey Jones (Editor)

The Management Century by Stuart Crainer

Other Resources

The Basics of Business History: Top 100 Events at a Glance

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