Slavery Advertisements Published September 25, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  AJ Crawford

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.

Sep 25 1770 - Connecticut Courant Slavery 1
Connecticut Courant (September 25, 1770).

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Sep 25 1770 - Essex Gazette Slavery 1
Essex Gazette (September 25, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 24, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  AJ Crawford

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.

Sep 24 1770 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 1
Boston Evening-Post (September 24, 1770).

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Boston Evening-Post (September 24, 1770).

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Sep 24 1770 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (September 24, 1770).

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Sep 24 1770 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 2
Boston-Gazette (September 24, 1770).

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Sep 24 1770 - Masssachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy (September 24, 1770).

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Sep 24 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 24, 1770).

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Sep 24 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 24, 1770).

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Sep 24 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 24, 1770).

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Sep 24 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 24, 1770).

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Sep 24 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 5
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 24, 1770).

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Sep 24 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 6
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 24, 1770).

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Sep 24 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 24, 1770).

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Sep 24 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 24, 1770).

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Sep 24 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 24, 1770).

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Sep 24 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 24, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 22, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  AJ Crawford

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.

Sep 22 1770 - Providence Gazette Slavery 1
Providence Gazette (September 22, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 20, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  AJ Crawford

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.

Sep 20 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 1
Maryland Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 2
Maryland Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 3
Maryland Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 4
Maryland Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly Mercury (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter Slavery 2
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly Mercury (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter Slavery 3
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly Mercury (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Supplement Slavery 3
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Supplement Slavery 4
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 20, 1770).

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Sep 20 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 20, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 18, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Garrett Cardoza

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.

South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 17, 1770).

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Sep 18 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 18, 1770).

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Sep 18 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 18, 1770).

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Sep 18 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 18, 1770).

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Sep 18 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 18, 1770).

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Sep 18 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 18, 1770).

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Sep 18 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 18, 1770).

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Sep 18 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 18, 1770).

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Sep 18 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 18, 1770).

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Sep 18 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 18, 1770).

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Sep 18 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 3
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 18, 1770).

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Sep 18 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 4
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 18, 1770).

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Sep 18 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 5
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 18, 1770).

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Sep 18 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 6
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 18, 1770).

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Sep 18 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 7
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 18, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 17, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Garrett Cardoza

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.

Sep 17 1770 - Connecticut Courant Slavery 1
Connecticut Courant (September 17, 1770).

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Sep 17 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 17, 1770).

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Sep 17 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 17, 1770).

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Sep 17 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 17, 1770).

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Sep 17 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 17, 1770).

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Sep 17 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 17, 1770).

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Sep 17 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 17, 1770).

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Sep 17 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 17, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 15, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Garrett Cardoza

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.

Sep 15 1770 - Providence Gazette Slavery 1
Providence Gazette (September 15, 1770).

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Sep 15 1770 - Providence Gazette Slavery 2
Providence Gazette (September 15, 1770).

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Sep 15 1770 - Providence Gazette Slavery 3
Providence Gazette (September 15, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 14, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Garrett Cardoza

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.

Sep 14 1770 - New-London Gazette Slavery 1
New-London Gazette (September 14, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 13, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Garrett Cardoza

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.

Sep 13 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 1
Maryland Gazette (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Massachusets Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Massachusets Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter Slavery 2
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Pennsylvania Journal Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the Pennsylvania Journal (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 9
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 10
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 11
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 12
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 13
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 13, 1770).

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Sep 13 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 9
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 13, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 11, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Benjamin Bartlett

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.

Sep 11 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 11, 1770).

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Sep 11 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 11, 1770).

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Sep 11 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 11, 1770).

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Sep 11 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 11, 1770).

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Sep 11 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 11, 1770).

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Sep 11 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 11, 1770).

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Sep 11 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 11, 1770).

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Sep 11 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 11, 1770).

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Sep 11 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 9
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 11, 1770).

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Sep 11 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 10
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 11, 1770).