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From the Editor FROM THE EDITOR Jeffrey A. Davis Associate Editor, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania his year's special issue focuses on "Slavery, Freedom, and Equality in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region." The contributions to this issue demonstrate the diverse and unifying themes of equality and freedom. These themes are featured in an examination of the slave trade in New Jersey and through an interpretation of early nineteenth century art. Lastly, the struggles of the 1960s are examined through the 1964 riots in Philadelphia. In the first article, James Gigantino investigates the interstate slave trade in New Jersey. He focuses on Jacob Van Wickle who sought to take advantage of the new Gradual Abolition Law in New Jersey by selling dozens of New Jersey born slaves to the south before they reached the age of twenty five and, therefore, potential freedom. Gigantino maintains that Van Wickel "as the ringleader of the largest slave trading organization in the Garden State, he helped undermine the promise of abolition which had begun in New Jersey in 1804." Erika Schneider explores the meaning of nineteenth century artist James Goodwyn Clonney's work Military Training. Schneider maintains that Clonney, in his efforts to become pennsylvania history: a journal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies Penn State University Press

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FROM THE EDITOR Jeffrey A. Davis Associate Editor, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania his year's special issue focuses on "Slavery, Freedom, and Equality in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region." The contributions to this issue demonstrate the diverse and unifying themes of equality and freedom. These themes are featured in an examination of the slave trade in New Jersey and through an interpretation of early nineteenth century art. Lastly, the struggles of the 1960s are examined through the 1964 riots in Philadelphia. In the first article, James Gigantino investigates the interstate slave trade in New Jersey. He focuses on Jacob Van Wickle who sought to take advantage of the new Gradual Abolition Law in New Jersey by selling dozens of New Jersey born slaves to the south before they reached the age of twenty five and, therefore, potential freedom. Gigantino maintains that Van Wickel "as the ringleader of the largest slave trading organization in the Garden State, he helped undermine the promise of abolition which had begun in New Jersey in 1804." Erika Schneider explores the meaning of nineteenth century artist James Goodwyn Clonney's work Military Training. Schneider maintains that Clonney, in his efforts to become pennsylvania history: a journal

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Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Jul 16, 2010

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