13Results for "Daily Advertiser"
Strategies for Escape: A Study of Fugitive Slave Ads (1770-1819)
Runaway slaves from the Princeton area used sophisticated knowledge of the late-18th and early-19th century’s changing legal and political landscape when they planned their escapes, forcing slave-owners to acknowledge their resourcefulness and determination to liberate themselves.
Lincoln and the Election of 1860
Princeton students engaged in heated debates over slavery during the contentious 1860 election, in which New Jersey was the only northern state where Abraham Lincoln lost the popular vote.
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.
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.
Tracing Princeton’s Connections to Slavery: An Archivist’s View
The work of collecting and organizing primary source material on Princeton’s connections to slavery required coordinated efforts of faculty, students, and library staff. This essay highlights some of the ways Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library staff have provided valuable specialized knowledge for the Princeton & Slavery Project.
Advertisement for a slave sale
"100 Dollars Reward" for Jack
Advertisement for a runaway slave
"The Borough Jail"
A description of the Princeton jail, located in the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood.
Runaway advertisement placed by trustee Robert Lenox for the return of his slave Abraham Sherrit.
Sam and Jim
Newspaper advertisement for two runaway slaves