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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.
Fundraising for Nassau Hall
Many of the donors and fundraisers who contributed to the construction of Nassau Hall had substantial personal, familial, or business ties to slavery and the slave trade.
Between 1746 and 1865, about 40% of Princeton students arrived from the slaveholding South. As college leaders recruited elite southerners, enrollment tracked the geographical spread of the slave economy.
The Murder of Frederick Ohl
In 1895, African American Princeton resident John Collins shot and killed white Princeton student Frederick Ohl. The racially biased news coverage surrounding Collins’s trial illustrates racial tensions still present on campus and in town thirty years after the end of the Civil War.
What Princeton Owes to Firestone’s Exploitation of Liberia
Forced labor in Liberia built the Firestone fortune—and transformed Princeton. The story of Firestone, Liberia, and Princeton reveals how racist exploitation entangled and enriched Nassau Hall in the century that followed the U.S. Civil War.
Map of the United States of America
The British Provinces, Mexico, the West Indies and Central America, with part of New Grenada and Venezuela.
Map of the United States, Canada, Mexico and the West Indies with Central America
Map shows mid-nineteenth century geography, cities, territories, and political borders.
Map of Nassau Street
Map of Nassau Street in Princeton, including 126 Nassau Street, the saloon outside of which student Frederick Ohl was shot in 1895.
Map of Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey
A map showing the town of Princeton in 1852.
John Cadwalader's "Spy Map" of Princeton
John Cadwalader's 1776 "spy map" of Princeton, displaying the Bainbridge House.
Princeton Research Project Explores Past Ties to Slavery
Princeton University, 11/6/17
That a slave sale took place on campus and that the first nine Princeton presidents were slaveholders at some point in their lives are two of the major findings from a sweeping new endeavor by Princeton scholars and students to explore the ties of early University trustees, presidents, faculty and students to the institution of slavery.
Princeton University Launches Princeton & Slavery Website
The Daily Princetonian, 11/6/17
The Princeton & Slavery Project explores how early University trustees, faculty, and students were connected to the institution of slavery.
Princeton University’s Ties to Slavery Explored During Symposium
Princeton Patch, 11/15/17
The symposium is part of four days of programming related to the Princeton & Slavery Project.
Princeton University Explores Its Past Ties to the Institution of Slavery
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 11/15/17
A new interactive website includes the equivalent of 800 pages of findings and primary sources.
Symposium Explores U.S. History “Writ Small,” Reveals “Powerful and Fruitful” Research
The Princeton & Slavery Symposium featured panels, performances, guided tours, exhibitions, film screenings and a keynote address by Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison.