Slavery Advertisements Published December 3, 1771

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements about enslaved people – for sale as individuals or in groups, wanted to purchase or for hire for short periods, runaways who liberated themselves, and those who were subsequently captured and confined in jails and workhouses – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by enslavers rather than enslaved people themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

From compiling an archive of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers to identifying advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children in those newspapers to preparing images of each advertisement to posting this daily digest, Chloe Amour served as guest curator for this entry.  She completed this work while enrolled in an independent study for HIS 390 – Digital Humanities Practicum at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Spring 2021.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 3, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 3, 1771).

Slavery Advertisements Published December 2, 1771

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements about enslaved people – for sale as individuals or in groups, wanted to purchase or for hire for short periods, runaways who liberated themselves, and those who were subsequently captured and confined in jails and workhouses – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by enslavers rather than enslaved people themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

From compiling an archive of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers to identifying advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children in those newspapers to preparing images of each advertisement to posting this daily digest, Chloe Amour served as guest curator for this entry.  She completed this work while enrolled in an independent study for HIS 390 – Digital Humanities Practicum at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Spring 2021.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Boston Evening-Post (December 2, 1771).

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Boston Evening-Post (December 2, 1771).

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Boston-Gazette (December 2, 1771).

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Boston-Gazette (December 2, 1771).

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Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy (December 2, 1771).

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Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy (December 2, 1771).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 2, 1771).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 2, 1771).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 2, 1771).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 2, 1771).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 2, 1771).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 2, 1771).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 2, 1771).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 2, 1771).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 2, 1771).

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Newport Mercury (December 2, 1771).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 30, 1771

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements about enslaved people – for sale as individuals or in groups, wanted to purchase or for hire for short periods, runaways who liberated themselves, and those who were subsequently captured and confined in jails and workhouses – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by enslavers rather than enslaved people themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

From compiling an archive of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers to identifying advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children in those newspapers to preparing images of each advertisement to posting this daily digest, Chloe Amour served as guest curator for this entry.  She completed this work while enrolled in an independent study for HIS 390 – Digital Humanities Practicum at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Spring 2021.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Providence Gazette (November 30, 1771).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 29, 1771

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements about enslaved people – for sale as individuals or in groups, wanted to purchase or for hire for short periods, runaways who liberated themselves, and those who were subsequently captured and confined in jails and workhouses – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by enslavers rather than enslaved people themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

From compiling an archive of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers to identifying advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children in those newspapers to preparing images of each advertisement to posting this daily digest, Chloe Amour served as guest curator for this entry.  She completed this work while enrolled in an independent study for HIS 390 – Digital Humanities Practicum at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Spring 2021.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Connecticut Journal (November 29, 1771).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 28, 1771

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements about enslaved people – for sale as individuals or in groups, wanted to purchase or for hire for short periods, runaways who liberated themselves, and those who were subsequently captured and confined in jails and workhouses – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by enslavers rather than enslaved people themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

From compiling an archive of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers to identifying advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children in those newspapers to preparing images of each advertisement to posting this daily digest, Chloe Amour served as guest curator for this entry.  She completed this work while enrolled in an independent study for HIS 390 – Digital Humanities Practicum at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Spring 2021.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Maryland Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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Maryland Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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Maryland Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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Maryland Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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Maryland Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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Maryland Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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New-York Journal (November 28, 1771).

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New-York Journal (November 28, 1771).

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New-York Journal (November 28, 1771).

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New-York Journal (November 28, 1771).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette (November 28, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 28, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 28, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 28, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 28, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 28, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 28, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 28, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 28, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 28, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 28, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 28, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 28, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 28, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 28, 1771).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 26, 1771

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements about enslaved people – for sale as individuals or in groups, wanted to purchase or for hire for short periods, runaways who liberated themselves, and those who were subsequently captured and confined in jails and workhouses – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by enslavers rather than enslaved people themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

From compiling an archive of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers to identifying advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children in those newspapers to preparing images of each advertisement to posting this daily digest, Chloe Amour served as guest curator for this entry.  She completed this work while enrolled in an independent study for HIS 390 – Digital Humanities Practicum at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Spring 2021.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Connecticut Courant (November 26, 1771).

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Essex Gazette (November 26, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 26, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 26, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 26, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 26, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 26, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 26, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 26, 1771).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 26, 1771).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 25, 1771

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements about enslaved people – for sale as individuals or in groups, wanted to purchase or for hire for short periods, runaways who liberated themselves, and those who were subsequently captured and confined in jails and workhouses – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by enslavers rather than enslaved people themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

From compiling an archive of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers to identifying advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children in those newspapers to preparing images of each advertisement to posting this daily digest, Chloe Amour served as guest curator for this entry.  She completed this work while enrolled in an independent study for HIS 390 – Digital Humanities Practicum at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Spring 2021.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Boston Evening-Post (November 25, 1771).

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Boston-Gazette (November 25, 1771).

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Boston-Gazette (November 25, 1771).

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Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy (November 25, 1771).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 25, 1771).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 25, 1771).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 25, 1771).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 25, 1771).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 25, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 25, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 25, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 25, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 25, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 25, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 25, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 25, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 25, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 25, 1771).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 25, 1771).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 23, 1771

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements about enslaved people – for sale as individuals or in groups, wanted to purchase or for hire for short periods, runaways who liberated themselves, and those who were subsequently captured and confined in jails and workhouses – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by enslavers rather than enslaved people themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

From compiling an archive of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers to identifying advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children in those newspapers to preparing images of each advertisement to posting this daily digest, Chloe Amour served as guest curator for this entry.  She completed this work while enrolled in an independent study for HIS 390 – Digital Humanities Practicum at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Spring 2021.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Providence Gazette (November 23, 1771).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 22, 1771

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements about enslaved people – for sale as individuals or in groups, wanted to purchase or for hire for short periods, runaways who liberated themselves, and those who were subsequently captured and confined in jails and workhouses – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by enslavers rather than enslaved people themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

From compiling an archive of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers to identifying advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children in those newspapers to preparing images of each advertisement to posting this daily digest, Chloe Amour served as guest curator for this entry.  She completed this work while enrolled in an independent study for HIS 390 – Digital Humanities Practicum at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Spring 2021.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Connecticut Journal (November 22, 1771).

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Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (November 22, 1771).

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Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (November 22, 1771).

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Massachusetts Spy (November 22, 1771).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 21, 1771

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements about enslaved people – for sale as individuals or in groups, wanted to purchase or for hire for short periods, runaways who liberated themselves, and those who were subsequently captured and confined in jails and workhouses – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by enslavers rather than enslaved people themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

From compiling an archive of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers to identifying advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children in those newspapers to preparing images of each advertisement to posting this daily digest, Chloe Amour served as guest curator for this entry.  She completed this work while enrolled in an independent study for HIS 390 – Digital Humanities Practicum at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Spring 2021.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Maryland Gazette (November 21, 1771).

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Maryland Gazette (November 21, 1771).

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Maryland Gazette (November 21, 1771).

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Maryland Gazette (November 21, 1771).

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Maryland Gazette (November 21, 1771).

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Maryland Gazette (November 21, 1771).

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Maryland Gazette (November 21, 1771).

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New-York Journal (November 21, 1771).

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New-York Journal (November 21, 1771).

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New-York Journal (November 21, 1771).

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New-York Journal (November 21, 1771).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (November 21, 1771).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 21, 1771).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 21, 1771).