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Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve
Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (class of 1849) was a celebrated classical scholar and unrepentant Confederate apologist. Gildersleeve’s education at Princeton, which he considered “almost a Southern college,” shaped his defense of the South during and after the Civil War.
Presbyterians and Slavery
A truly national denomination from the 18th century to the Civil War, American Presbyterianism encompassed a wide range of viewpoints on slavery. Prominent leaders in the church were slaveholders, moderate antislavery advocates, and abolitionists.
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.
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.
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.
"Effigy-Burning at Princeton College"
A news item about the burning of John Brown in effigy at the College of New Jersey, printed in the Baltimore Sun.