Slavery in New Jersey: A Roundtable

Emily Blanck


Abstract: Slavery in New Jersey offers scholars a rich, untapped source for new scholarship about the meaning of freedom and liberty from the Founding Era to the Civil War. Kean University recently sponsored a panel discussion featuring three scholars and their research into the story of slavery in the Garden State. This opening essay offers a summation of the Kean panel’s findings, and offers encouragement to other scholars of slavery in the state.

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