Slavery Advertisements Published January 16, 1769

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.

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

Boston Evening-Post (January 16, 1769).

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Boston-Gazette (January 16, 1769).

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Newport Mercury (January 16, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 16, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 16, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 16, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 16, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 16, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 16, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 16, 1769).

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New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (January 16, 1769).

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New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (January 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 16, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published January 14, 1769

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.

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

Providence Gazette (January 14, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published January 12, 1769

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.

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

Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (January 12, 1769).

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Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (January 12, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (January 12, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (January 12, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Journal (January 12, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (January 12, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (January 12, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (January 12, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (January 12, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (January 12, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (January 12, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (January 12, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (January 12, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (January 12, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (January 12, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 12, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 12, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published January 11, 1769

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.

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

Georgia Gazette (January 11, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 11, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 11, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 11, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 11, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 11, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 11, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 11, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published January 9, 1769

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.

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

Boston Evening-Post (January 9, 1769).

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Boston-Gazette (January 9, 1769).

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Newport Mercury (January 9, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 9, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 9, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 9, 1769).

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New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Mercury (January 9, 1769).

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New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Mercury (January 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 9, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published January 7, 1769

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.

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

Providence Gazette (January 7, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published January 6, 1769

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.

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

Connecticut Journal (January 6, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published January 5, 1769

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.

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

Boston Weekly News-Letter (January 5, 1769).

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Boston Weekly News-Letter (January 5, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (January 5, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published January 4, 1769

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.

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

Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published January 2, 1769

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.

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

Boston Evening-Post (January 2, 1769).

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Boston-Gazette (January 2, 1769).

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Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (January 2, 1769).

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Newport Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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Newport Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (January 2, 1769).

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New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (January 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 2, 1769).