Slavery Advertisements Published July 9, 1770

GUEST CURATOR: Parker Sears

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 for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – 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 own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. 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 slaveholders rather than the slaves 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, Parker Sears served as guest curator for this entry. Working on this project fulfilled his senior capstone requirement for completing the major in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

Jul 9 - Boston Evening-Post slavery 1
Boston Evening-Post (July 9, 1770)

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Jul 9 - Boston Evening-Post slavery 2
Boston Evening-Post (July 9, 1770)

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Jul 9 - Boston-Gazette slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (July 9, 1770)

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Jul 9 - Boston-Gazette slavery 2
Boston-Gazette (July 9, 1770)

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Jul 9 - Boston-Gazette slavery 3
Boston-Gazette (July 9, 1770)

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Jul 9 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 9,1770)

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Jul 9 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 9,1770)

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Jul 9 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy slavery 1
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (July 9, 1770)

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Jul 9 - Newport Mercury Slavery 2
Newport Mercury (July 9, 1770).

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Jul 9 - Newport Mercury slavery 1
Newport Mercury (July 9, 1770)

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Jul 9 - Pennsylvania Chronicle slavery 1
Pennsylvania Chronicle (July 9, 1770)

Slavery Advertisements Published July 7, 1770

GUEST CURATOR: Parker Sears

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 for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – 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 own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. 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 slaveholders rather than the slaves 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, Parker Sears served as guest curator for this entry. Working on this project fulfilled his senior capstone requirement for completing the major in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

Jul 7 - Providence Gazette slavery 1
Providence Gazette (July 7, 1770)

Slavery Advertisements Published July 6, 1770

GUEST CURATOR: Parker Sears

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 for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – 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 own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. 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 slaveholders rather than the slaves 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, Parker Sears served as guest curator for this entry. Working on this project fulfilled his senior capstone requirement for completing the major in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

Jul 6 - Connecticut Journal slavery 1
Connecticut Journal (July 6, 1770)

Slavery Advertisements Published July 5, 1770

GUEST CURATOR: Parker Sears

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 for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – 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 own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. 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 slaveholders rather than the slaves 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, Parker Sears served as guest curator for this entry. Working on this project fulfilled his senior capstone requirement for completing the major in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

Jul 5 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 1
Maryland Gazette (July 5, 1770).

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Jul 5 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter slavery 2
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter Slavery 3
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter Slavery 4
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - New-York Journal slavery 1
New-York Journal (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - New-York Journal slavery 2
New-York Journal (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - New-York Journal slavery 3
New-York Journal (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - Pennsylvania Gazette slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 3
Pennsylvania Gazette (July 5, 1770).

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Jul 5 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - Pennsylvania Journal slavery 1
Pennsylvania Journal (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - Pennsylvania Journal slavery 2
Pennsylvania Journal (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - Pennsylvania Journal slavery 3
Pennsylvania Journal (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - Pennsylvania Journal slavery 4
Pennsylvania Journal (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 7
Pennsylvania Journal (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 8
Pennsylvania Journal (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 1
South Carolina Gazette (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 2
South Carolina Gazette (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 3
South Carolina Gazette (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 4
South Carolina Gazette (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 5
South Carolina Gazette (July 5, 1770)

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Jul 5 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 6
South Carolina Gazette (July 5, 1770)

Slavery Advertisements Published July 4, 1770

GUEST CURATOR: Parker Sears

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 for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – 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 own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. 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 slaveholders rather than the slaves 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, Parker Sears served as guest curator for this entry. Working on this project fulfilled his senior capstone requirement for completing the major in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

Jul 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette slavery 1
South-Carolina American and General Gazette (July 4, 1770)

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Jul 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette slavery 2
South-Carolina American and General Gazette (July 4, 1770)

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Jul 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette slavery 3
South-Carolina American and General Gazette (July 4, 1770)

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Jul 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette slavery 4
South-Carolina American and General Gazette (July 4, 1770)

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Jul 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette slavery 5
South-Carolina American and General Gazette (July 4, 1770)

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Jul 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette slavery 6
South-Carolina American and General Gazette (July 4, 1770)

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Jul 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette slavery 7
South-Carolina American and General Gazette (July 4, 1770)

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Jul 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette slavery 8
South-Carolina American and General Gazette (July 4, 1770)

Slavery Advertisements Published July 3, 1770

GUEST CURATOR: Parker Sears

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 for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – 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 own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. 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 slaveholders rather than the slaves 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, Parker Sears served as guest curator for this entry. Working on this project fulfilled his senior capstone requirement for completing the major in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

 

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

Jul 3 - Essex Gazette slavery 1
Essex Gazette (July 3, 1770)

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Jul 3 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 3, 1770)

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Jul 3 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 3, 1770)

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Jul 3 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 3, 1770)

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Jul 3 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 3, 1770)

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Jul 3 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 3, 1770)

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Jul 3 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 3, 1770)

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Jul 3 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 3, 1770)

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Jul 3 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 3, 1770)

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Jul 3 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal slavery 9
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 3, 1770)

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Jul 3 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal slavery 10
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 3, 1770)

Slavery Advertisements Published July 2, 1770

GUEST CURATOR: Parker Sears

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 for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – 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 own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. 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 slaveholders rather than the slaves 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, Parker Sears served as guest curator for this entry. Working on this project fulfilled his senior capstone requirement for completing the major in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

Jul 2 - Boston Evening-Post slavery 1
Boston-Evening Post (July 2, 1770)

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Jul 2 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 2
Boston-Evening Post (July 2, 1770)

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Jul 2 - Boston-Gazette slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (July 2, 1770)

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Jul 2 - Boston-Gazette slavery 2
Boston-Gazette (July 2, 1770)

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Jul 2 - Boston-Gazette slavery 3
Boston-Gazette (July 2, 1770)

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Jul 2 - Boston-Gazette slavery 5
Boston-Gazette (July 2, 1770)
Jul 2 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 5
Boston-Gazette (July 2, 1770)

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Jul 2 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 2, 1770)

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Jul 2 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 2, 1770)

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Jul 2 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 2, 1770)

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Jul 2 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy slavery 1
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (July 2, 1770)

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Jul 2 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 2
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (July 2, 1770)

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Jul 2 - Pennsylvania Chronicle slavery 1
Pennsylvania Chronicle (July 2, 1770)

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Jul 2 - Pennsylvania Chronicle slavery 2
Pennsylvania Chronicle (July 2, 1770)

Slavery Advertisements Published on June 29, 1770

GUEST CURATOR: Parker Sears

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 for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – 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 own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. 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 slaveholders rather than the slaves 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, Parker Sears served as guest curator for this entry. Working on this project fulfilled his senior capstone requirement for completing the major in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

Jun 29 - New-London Gazette slavery 1
New London Gazette (June 29, 1770)

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Jun 29 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 29, 1770)

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Jun 29 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 29, 1770)

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Jun 29 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 29, 1770)

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Jun 29 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 29, 1770)

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Jun 29 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 29, 1770)

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Jun 29 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 29, 1770)

Slavery Advertisements Published on June 28, 1770

GUEST CURATOR: Parker Sears

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 for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – 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 own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. 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 slaveholders rather than the slaves 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, Parker Sears served as guest curator for this entry. Working on this project fulfilled his senior capstone requirement for completing the major in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

Jun 28 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 1
Maryland Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 2
Maryland Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 3
Maryland Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter slavery 2
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter slavery 3
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - New-York Journal slavery 1
New-York Journal (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - New-York Journal slavery 2
New-York Journal (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - Pennsylvania Gazette slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - Pennsylvania Gazette slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - Pennsylvania Gazette slavery 3
Pennsylvania Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - Pennsylvania Gazette slavery 4
Pennsylvania Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - Pennsylvania Gazette slavery 5
Pennsylvania Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - Pennsylvania Gazette slavery 6
Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 9
South-Carolina Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 10
South-Carolina Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 11
South-Carolina Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 12
South-Carolina Gazette (June 28, 1770).

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Jun 28 - South-Carolina Gazette slavery 13
South-Carolina Gazette (June 28, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published June 26, 1770

Guest Curator: Jenna Smith

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 for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – 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 own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. 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 slaveholders rather than the slaves 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, Jenna Smith served as guest curator for this entry. Working on this project fulfilled her senior capstone requirement for completing the major in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

Jun 26 - Essex Gazette Slavery 1
Essex Gazette (June 26, 1770).

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Jun 26 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 26, 1770).

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Jun 26 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 26, 1770).

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Jun 26 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 26, 1770).

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Jun 26 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 26, 1770).

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Jun 26 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 26, 1770).

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Jun 26 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 26, 1770).

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Jun 26 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 26, 1770).

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Jun 26 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 26, 1770).