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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.
Princeton Academies and Slavery
Local academies in Princeton helped maintain the relationship between the College of New Jersey and the South.
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.
The Skeleton in the Basement
In 1853, two Princeton alumni described an event in which anatomy students stole a body from the local black cemetery. Though potentially fictional, their story illustrates how elite white men claimed authority over black bodies beyond the institution of slavery.
Princeton’s Fugitive Slaves
Princeton residents published at least 28 newspaper advertisements for runaway slaves between 1774 and 1818. Each tells a unique story of courage and resistance in the face of tremendous odds.
A newspaper notice announcing the establishment of the College of New Jersey in 1746.
An advertisement for the Warren Academy published in the Columbian Mirror.
An advertisement for Somerville Academy in the New York Evening Post.
Edgehill School Mentions in National Newspapers
A Google Fusion Tables-generated map of the locations in which Edgehill advertisements were found.
Distribution of Princeton Academies Mentions in National Newspapers
A map generated using Google Fusion Tables that shows the distribution of the data gathered for the exhibit on Princeton in the Newspapers.