Resources on the TransAtlantic Slave Trade in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Trans-Atlantic Voyages of Captive Africans to Perth Amboy | Open Tour

Perth Amboy, New Jersey – Annotated Bibliography

Photo Archive – New Jersey


The content of these documents provides details of the Middle Passage, specific vessels transporting captive Africans, the arrival of these people, and the ubiquity of slavery. The following resources include racist language as well as references to violence, dehumanization, and the enslavement of Africans. The language contained in the following documents may be upsetting to some readers.

Books and Literature

Newspaper Articles and Colonial Documents


Social Media

Further Reading

Slavery in New Jersey

New York and the Slave Trade, 1700 to 1774

Middle Passage: Perth Amboy NJ honors African slaves with Port Marker

Trading In Jersey Souls: | Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies

Ports of Slavery, Ports of Freedom: How Slaves Used Northern Seaports’ Maritime Industry to Escape and Create Trans-Atlantic Identies, 1713-1783 by Charles R. Foy