31Results for "After 1850"
Princeton and South Carolina
Princeton alumni from South Carolina owned successful plantations, large numbers of slaves, and served as leaders in the Confederate cause during the Civil War.
Princeton and Mississippi
Princeton students and their families lived in the Mississippi area decades before statehood in 1817. From the 1790s to the Civil War, Mississippians at the College of New Jersey came from elite families who built their wealth on cotton and slave labor.
The Witherspoon-Jackson Community
The Witherspoon-Jackson community, centered around Witherspoon Street, comprised the heart of Princeton’s African-American community during the 19th century.
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.
The Potter Family of Prospect and Palmer Houses
Prospect House and Palmer House, both now University properties, have deep links to the Potters—a slaveholding family with strong ties to Georgia as well as to Princeton and the College of New Jersey.
Photograph of Castle Howard, the home and farm of Princeton mayor and slave-owner Erkuries Beatty (1759-1823).