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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.
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.
Princeton in the Newspapers
News about the College of New Jersey and its students—including their connections to the South—spread across the country through multiple forms of print media.
"Rebellion at Princeton"
A letter from Princeton detailing the 1817 riots, published in an Alexandria newspaper.
Letter from Ashbel Green
A letter in Ashbel Green's name rebutting the stories of the riots at Princeton.
"College of New Jersey" advertisement by Samuel Stanhope Smith
An advertisement written by President Samuel Stanhope Smith, describing the instruction and schedule of the College of New Jersey.
An excerpt from the Alexandria Gazette documenting the Sims Case proceedings.