Southern New Jersey is a region full of rich heritage and yet it is one of the best kept historical secrets of our nation. Many famous people have lived in Southern New Jersey and numerous world renowned businesses were started in this area as well. Patriots, Pirates, and Pineys was written to address the ignorance of the heritage surrounding the Shore and Pine Barrens regions of New Jersey.
This collection of biographies gives the reader a sense of history about the area through the stories of the people who resided here and a look into their lives. Tales of such famous figures as John Wanamaker, Henry Rowen, and Sara Spenser Washington are all included as well as some lesser known but equally heroic people. Some of the subjects would be considered patriots, some pirates, and some Pineys but they all would be considered people who helped make America what it is today.