Janus-Faced: Post-Revolutionary Slavery In East and West Jersey, 1784-1804

Timothy Hack


Abstract: New Jersey was a state divided by slavery. After the Revolution, slavery continued its decline in West Jersey, home of the state’s most-fervent abolitionists. But slavery in East Jersey expanded in the years following independence. This paper examines divisions between east and west in the early Republic.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14713/njh.v127i1.1755