20Results for "1772"
Aaron Burr Jr. and John Pierre Burr: A Founding Father and his Abolitionist Son
Aaron Burr Jr. (Class of 1772), the third Vice President of the United States, fathered two children by a woman of color from Calcutta, India. Their son, John Pierre Burr (1792-1864), would become an activist, abolitionist, and conductor on the Underground Railroad.
Princeton in the West Indies
Under the leadership of President Witherspoon, the College of New Jersey launched an ill-fated campaign to secure donations from slaveholding planter elites in the West Indies.
Princeton’s Influence on Southern Higher Education
Princeton-educated ministers and teachers established schools across Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Tapping Reeve and Mumbet: Abolishing Slavery in Massachusetts
Tapping Reeve (1744-1823), Princeton alumnus and founder of the nation’s first law school, served as co-counsel in the 1781 case Brom and Bett v. J. Ashley, Esq., which led to the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts.
Princetonians in Virginia
The College of New Jersey attracted large numbers of Virginia students in the 18th and 19th centuries, contributing to Princeton’s reputation as a school for southerners. This essay focuses on three students from Virginia whose careers as clergymen and educators reflected evolving arguments about slavery and emancipation from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War.
"Address to the Inhabitants of Jamaica, and Other West-India Islands"
President John Witherspoon's address to slaveholders in the Caribbean, on behalf of the College of New Jersey.
James Habersham Jr.
A portrait of James Habersham Jr., who attended Princeton in the 1760s.
Newspaper advertisement for a runaway slave
Aaron Burr Jr.
Portrait of Aaron Burr Jr. (Class of 1772), the second Vice President of the United States.
Portrait of the Rev. Charles Beatty (c.1715-1772), who traveled to the West Indies to raise funds for the college.