Slavery Advertisements Published March 24, 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.

Sean Duda is serving as guest curator for the week of March 24-30, 2019.  He compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Connecticut Journal (March 24, 1769).

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New-Hampshire Gazette (March 24, 1769).

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New-London Gazette (March 24, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published March 23, 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.

Zach Dubreuil is serving as guest curator for the week of March 17-23, 2019.  He compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

New-York Journal (March 23, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (March 23, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Journal (March 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 23, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published March 22, 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.

Zach Dubreuil is serving as guest curator for the week of March 17-23, 2019.  He compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Georgia Gazette (March 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 22, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published March 20, 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.

Zach Dubreuil is serving as guest curator for the week of March 17-23, 2019.  He compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Boston Evening-Post (March 20, 1769).

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Boston-Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 20, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 20, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 20, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 20, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 20, 1769).
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 20, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 20, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 20, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Chronicle (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published March 17, 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.

Zach Dubreuil is serving as guest curator for the week of March 17-23, 2019.  He compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Connecticut Journal (March 17, 1769).

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Connecticut Journal (March 17, 1769).

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New-London Gazette (March 17, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published March 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.

Luke DiCicco is serving as guest curator for the week of March 10-16, 2019.  He compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

New-York Journal (March 16, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (March 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 16, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 16, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 16, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 16, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 16, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 16, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 16, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 16, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 16, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 16, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 16, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 16, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 16, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 16, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 16, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published March 15, 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.

Luke DiCicco is serving as guest curator for the week of March 10-16, 2019.  He compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Georgia Gazette (March 15, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 15, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 15, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 15, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 15, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 15, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 15, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published March 13, 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.

Luke DiCicco is serving as guest curator for the week of March 10-16, 2019.  He compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 13, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 13, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 13, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 13, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 13, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 13, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 13, 1769).

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New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (March 13, 1769).

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New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (March 13, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 13, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 13, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 13, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 13, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 13, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 13, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 13, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 13, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 13, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 13, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 13, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published March 10, 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.

Luke DiCicco is serving as guest curator for the week of March 10-16, 2019.  He compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Connecticut Journal (March 10, 1769).

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New-London Gazette (March 10, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published March 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.

Olivia Burke is serving as guest curator for the week of March 3-9, 2019.  She compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Pennsylvania Gazette (March 9, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (March 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 9, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 9, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (March 9, 1769).