Cornelius Van Vorst, ca.1620; 
Jersey City Free Public Library; Farm Map of Hillsboro, Somerset County, 1860; 
Historical Maps of New Jersey Collection; An Afternoon at Atlantic Gardens, Elysian Fields, Hoboken, NJ 1851; 
 Atlantic Gardens (Hoboken); Bathing Beauties, 1890-1930; 
American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark Collection; Flag Salute, 1950; 
Seabrook Farms Collection; Kalmyk dancers; 
Photo by David Sanderson; 
Courtesy of RU Press;

From Slavery to Freedom in New Jersey

Read the exciting and heartbreaking saga of Peter Still and his family who fled slavery in Maryland for freedom in New Jersey. First Peter’s parents and younger sisters, and then many years afterward Peter, and then his wife and children,  escaped or bought their freedom and made their way north.   Read the full article here in New Jersey History e-journal.

The Peter Still Papers Collection in the Rutgers Special Collection and University Archives (an NJDH partner) contains letters, including one from Harriet Beecher Stowe, relating to Peter’s efforts to raise funds to purchase his family’s freedom.