The Curious Memory of Slavery in New Jersey, 1865-1941

  title={The Curious Memory of Slavery in New Jersey, 1865-1941},
  author={James J. Gigantino II},
This article examines the historiographic memory of slavery in New Jersey through various local and state historical publications from the end of slavery in the state (1865) to the beginning of World War II.  It argues that in contrast to the prevailing historiographic contention that slavery’s northern past had been hidden until late in the twentieth century, New Jerseyans carried on a vibrant and mostly accurate study of slavery in the state at this time. 
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Recent Scholarship in Quaker Studies
From the publication of Earlham School of Religion’s Digital Quaker Collection in 2003 to 2009’s Quakers and Slavery collaborative project by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges to the newly availableExpand


Many Thousands Gone: Like Kull's work, the Proceedings published one article in the 1930s that referenced slavery and followed the Phillips' argument
  • 1931
Free Negro heads of families in the United States in 1830, together with a brief treatment of the Free Negro (Association for the Study of Negro Life and History
  • 1925
AN ACT establishing the Amistad Commission and supplementing chapter 16A of Title 52 of the New Jersey Statutes
    Pennsylvania's African American History
    • African Americans in Pennsylvania
    The Emancipation of Slaves in New Jersey