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Albert Baldwin Dod (1805-1845) was a Princeton professor and a slaveholder at the time of the 1840 census.
James Moore Wayne
James Moore Wayne (1790-1867), a Princeton graduate from Georgia, personally owned slaves and served on the Supreme Court that denied African Americans citizenship in the 1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford case. Yet he remained a strong Unionist during the Civil War, embodying the dissonant relationship between slavery and liberty in the United States.
Joseph Henry and Sam Parker
Joseph Henry spent fourteen years at the College of New Jersey, serving as Chair of Natural History between 1832 and 1846. Sam Parker, his assistant, was a free black man.
John Maclean Jr. and Princeton’s Commitment to Sectional Harmony
John Maclean Jr., Princeton’s tenth president (1854-1868), was a non-slaveholder and held moderate antislavery views. His commitment to attracting southern students to the college and reducing sectional tension on campus, however, contributed to Princeton’s conservatism in the years leading up to the Civil War.
Princeton and the New Jersey Colonization Society
More than half of the officers and founding members of the New Jersey Colonization Society were Princeton affiliates.
Map of Liberia
A map of Liberia showing the Greenville settlement, named after James Green (Class of 1809; did not graduate).
"Death of Professor Dod"
An obituary for Albert Dod, a mathematics professor, slaveholder, and opponent of abolitionism.
Theodore S. Wright
Lithograph portrait of the Rev. Theodore Sedgwick Wright (seminary class of 1828)