Ph.D. Student Will Williams Publishes New Article and Blog Post

October 4, 2022

Williams, a first-year student, provides new archaeological insights into slave labor and gender equality in 19th- and 20th-century New Jersey.

Anthropology Student Will Williams at Archeology Digsite
Will Wiliams at the Dunkerhook Road site in Bergen County, New Jersey. (Photo courtesy of Will Williams)

First-year Anthropology Ph.D. student Will Williams published new work in New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal documenting methods of enslavement in Bergen County, New Jersey. Williams used 19th-century records from the Dutch Reformed Church in Paramus, New Jersey, to show that enslavers shared the labor of enslaved men and women in a labor-management strategy at the turn of the 19th century. 

Williams also wrote a blog post for the Montclair History Center discussing gender and equality for women in Montclair, New Jersey, during the early decades of the 20th century through an examination of middle-class suburban life and industry.

The article can be downloaded here.
The blog post can be read here.