John and Susan Kean And the Culture of Slavery in the New Nation

Jonathan Mercantini

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Abstract: The correspondence of John and Susan Kean, opened only recently at Liberty Hall Museum / Kean University, offers a first-hand glimpse of slaveholding after the triumph of the American Revolution. The couple’s letters narrate a story of contradiction, complexity, and paradox.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14713/njh.v127i1.1753