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Henry Kollock (1778-1819) was a Princeton professor, pastor, and slave owner. He appeared in the first fugitive slave narrative: Life of William Grimes, a Runaway Slave.
Cezar Trent, one of the elite free black citizens of antebellum Princeton, was the employee of a prominent landowner, the object of a town resident's published recollections, and a slave owner.
Slavery in the Witherspoon Family
As Princeton president John Witherspoon’s children married and left New Jersey, their relationships to slavery were shaped by the political climate and economy of their new homes throughout the North and South.
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.
Presbyterians and Slavery
A truly national denomination from the 18th century to the Civil War, American Presbyterianism encompassed a wide range of viewpoints on slavery. Prominent leaders in the church were slaveholders, moderate antislavery advocates, and abolitionists.
Henry Kollock's Property Record
Professor Henry Kollock’s 1815 Land Tax and Property Record.
Essay on Abolitionism
An essay on abolitionism by Charles Hodge (class of 1815), an instructor at the Princeton Theological Seminary.
"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.
Photo of Noah Long, a bootblack on campus.