195Results for "Antebellum (1820-1861)"
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 Academies and Slavery
Local academies in Princeton helped maintain the relationship between the College of New Jersey and the South.
Philip Lindsley: Princeton’s Acting President
In 1824, Philip Lindsley—a pioneer of education in the antebellum period—delivered one of the most forceful condemnations of slavery in Princeton’s history. After relocating to the South, however, Lindsley gradually abandoned his antislavery principles, owning slaves himself and defending the institution as beneficial to enslaved people.
Jehu A. Orr
Jehu A. Orr (class of 1857) was a prominent slaveholder, Confederate leader, and colonel during the Civil War. As the last surviving member of the Confederate Congress, he played an influential role in shaping Civil War memory in the 20th century.
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.
Mariano Rolando to Moses Taylor & Co.
A letter that reveals the close relationship between the firm of Moses Taylor and its suppliers in Cuba.
1830 Census Entry for Charles Ewing
1830 Census entry for trustee Charles Ewing.
"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.
"An outrageous attack"
An article from the Princeton Whig describing the aftermath of the Riot of 1846.
Lewis C. Gunn
A portrait of seminary student and abolitionist Lewis C. Gunn with his young son.