New Jersey was the last north state

By: Cdctrojanfan



to abolish slavery based on most historians map of what are the north states - not your version

Since slaves were widely used in agriculture, as well as the ports, the New Jersey state legislature was the last in the North to abolish slavery, passing a law in 1804 for its gradual abolition. The 1804 statute and subsequent laws freed children born after the law was passed.

https://slavery.princeton.edu/stories/legislating-slavery-in-new-jersey

 

https://www.durandhedden.org/docs/juneteenth-exhibit.pdf

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