Slavery in New Jersey

These three lesson plans are designed to be used in high school humanities, U.S. History I & II, and AP U.S. History (APUSH) curricula. Using research and primary sources from the Princeton & Slavery project, they address the history of slavery in 18th and 19th-century New Jersey.

Prepared by John Anagbo, Retired Supervisor of English and Social Studies at Princeton High School.

Unit 1: Slavery in a Northern Town Unit 2: Racial Violence in Princeton, NJ Unit 3: Princeton's Free Black Community
Did You Know...?Dozens of runaways resisted slavery in Princeton and beyond. Read More