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New Jersey Historical Commission
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Trenton, NJ 08625

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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
Click on "Enter"
Click on "American Revolution"
Click on "African Americans"
Click on "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)
New Jersey Women's History
Advertisement for Sale of a Woman Slave (1797)
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/Period_2/slave.htm

Manumission of Abigail (1808)
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/Period_2/manumission.htm

Certificate of Abandonment (1806)
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/Period_2/abandonment.htm
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
http://www.njstatelib.org/NJ_Information/Digital_Collections/Digidox9.php
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
Click on "Enter"
Click on "American Revolution"
Click on "African Americans"
Click on "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
Certificate of Abandonment
Piscataway Township, New Jersey, 1806
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/Period_2/abandonment.htm
The New Jersey African-American History Curriculum Guide Grades 9-12
Larry A. Greene and Lenworth Gunther. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1997
http://www.njstatelib.org/NJ_Information/Digital_Collections/AAHCG/index.html
Petition of Prime for Manumission (1786)
pp. 70-71, http://www.njstatelib.org/NJ_Information/Digital_Collections/AAHCG/prime.html
"Address to the Citizens of New Jersey" (1850)
pp. 86-87, John S. Rock
http://www.njstatelib.org/NJ_Information/Digital_Collections/AAHCG/rock.html
Online Lectures
David Steven Cohen, "Robert F. Stockton and the Politics of Monopoly"
www.nj-history.org
Click on "Enter"
Click on "Market Revolution"
Click on "2nd Party System"
Click on "Online Lectures-David Cohen"
Click on "American Colonization Society"
Internet Sites
New Jersey Histroy Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
Click on "Enter"
Click on "American Revolution"
Click on "African Americans"