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NJ Historical Commission
P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 292-6062
Fax: (609) 633-8168

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The Gradual Abolition of Slavery, the Underground Railroad, and the African Colonization Movement

Grades 5 through 8
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

"Slavery in New Jersey"
Jersey Journeys (February 1999).
New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102

New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program Six. Vistas of Democracy
David S. Cohen. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Network, 2001

Audio and Video

The Republican Rebellion
A 30-minute television documentary about New Jersey during the Revolutionary Era. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1993

Vistas of Democracy
A 30-minute television documentary about the abolitionist and women's movements in New Jersey in the early nineteenth century. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2000

Gradual Abolition of Slavery (Online Video Clip)
www.nj-history.org
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Select: "American Revolution"
Select: "African Americans"
Select: "Video-Samuel Sutphen"

Documents

Around and About New Jersey Teachers Guides
Program 4, The Still Family Reunion
David S. Cohen. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 2006

Supplementary Materials
Description of Four Routes of the Underground Railroad Through New Jersey(1898)

"To Be Sold", 1797

New Jersey History Partnership Project:
John Corlies' Advertisement for a Runaway Slave Named Titus (1775)

Samuel Sutphen's Pension Appplication (1834)

Negro Prime's Petititon to the State Legislature (1786)

Act to Prevent the Importation of Slaves (1786)

New Jersey Women's History:
Advertisement for Sale of a Woman Slave (1797)
Manumission of Abigail (1808)
Certificate of Abandonment (1806)

Grades 9 through 12
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

"The Persistence of Slavery and Involuntary Servitude in a Free State (1685-1866)"
pp. 187-206. In A New Jersey Anthology
Edited and compiled by Maxine N. Lurie.
Simeon F. Moss, Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1994

Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women,
Women's Project of New Jersey, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996.
Sylvia DuBois, pp. 61-63.
Jarena Lee, pp. 77-79.
Charity Still, pp. 86-87.
Betsy Stockton, pp. 87-89

New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program Six. Vistas of Democracy
David S. Cohen, Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Network, 2001

Afro-Americans in New Jersey: A Short History
Giles R. Wright, Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1988 (online publication), pp. 25-45

Audio and Video

The Republican Rebellion
A 30-minute television documentary about New Jersey during the Revolutionary Era. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1993

Vistas of Democracy
A 30-minute television documentary about the abolitionist and women's movements in New Jersey in the early nineteenth century. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2000

Gradual Abolition of Slavery (Online Video Clip)
www.nj-history.org
Select: "Enter"
Select: "American Revolution"
Select: "African Americans"
Select: "Video-Samuel Sutphen"

Documents

Words That Make New Jersey History
Edited by Howard L. Green. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995.
The Gradual Abolition of Slavery (1804), pp. 84-87.
An Advocate of Sending African-Americans to Africa (1824), pp. 90-92

A Manumission of Abigail, 1808

Certificate of Abandonment
Piscataway Township, New Jersey, 1806

Letter of John S. Rock - 1850

The New Jersey African-American History Curriculum Guide Grades 9-12
Larry A. Greene and Lenworth Gunther. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1997

Petition of Prime for Manumission (1786) pp. 70-71,

"Address to the Citizens of New Jersey" (1850) pp. 86-87, John S. Rock

"Who Shall Not Vote"

Online Lectures

David Steven Cohen, "Robert F. Stockton and the Politics of Monopoly"
www.nj-history.org
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Select: "Market Revolution"
Select: "2nd Party System"
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Internet Sites

New Jersey Histroy Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
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