The Encyclopedia of New Jersey is edited by Maxine N. Lurie and Marc Mappen and contains around 3,000 original articles, along with 585 illustrations and 130 maps. It was published in 2004 by Rutgers University Press, with ISBN 0-8135-3325-2. The publication was overseen by an editorial board of experts in a variety of fields and edited by specialists in New Jersey history. It is the most definitive reference work ever published on the state.
- "Encyclopedia of New Jersey". American Library Association. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
- Robert Strauss (reporter) (April 11, 2004). "From Absecon to Zinc, A State in a Million Words". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
'While we wanted to have a foundation for future writers about New Jersey, we also wanted something for the general public,' said Marc Mappen, who with Maxine N. Lurie, chairwoman of the Seton Hall University history department, edited the encyclopedia. ...
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