24Results for "1853"
The Alumni Subscription Campaign of 1835
In 1835, the Alumni Association of Nassau Hall responded to financial crisis with a fundraising campaign among Princeton alumni. Many of the donors who responded were southerners with ties to slavery.
Moses Taylor Pyne and the Sugar Plantations of the Americas
The financial contributions of Moses Taylor Pyne (Class of 1877), one of Princeton's most prominent benefactors, reveal the complex relationship between Princeton, the American sugar trade, and the slave economy.
Navigating Slavery: Robert F. Stockton and the Limits of Antislavery Thought
Robert Field Stockton, a naval officer and supporter of the American Colonization Society, embodied the College of New Jersey’s struggle—and eventual failure—to reconcile the cruelties of slavery with a desire to encourage harmony between the North and South.
James Collins Johnson: The Princeton Fugitive Slave
James Collins Johnson, a fugitive slave freed after an 1843 trial in Princeton, became a prominent figure in town and on campus over the course of his many decades working at the College of New Jersey.
African Americans on Campus, 1746-1876
African Americans were a constant presence at the College of New Jersey as servants, support staff, research and teaching assistants, and students. They labored under harsh conditions on a campus dominated by racism and white supremacy.
Map of the United States, Canada, Mexico and the West Indies with Central America
Map shows mid-nineteenth century geography, cities, territories, and political borders.
"A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Excerpt from Harriet Beecher Stowe's book A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, published in one year after the original novel.
F.G. Rolando to Moses Taylor & Co.
A letter from F.G. Rolando, a Cuban supplier, to the firm of Moses Taylor & Co.
"Scene from Real Life"
Cartoon from a student newspaper, The Nassau Rake, depicting two white men commenting on the attractiveness of Black women in Princeton.