Slavery Advertisements Published August 12, 1772

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

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonizers 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. Colonizers who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

Pennsylvania Gazette (August 12, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (August 12, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (August 12, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (August 12, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Journal (August 12, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Journal (August 12, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Journal (August 12, 1772).

Slavery Advertisements Published August 11, 1772

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

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonizers 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. Colonizers who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 11, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 11, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 11, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 11, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 11, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 11, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 11, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 11, 1772).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 11, 1772).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 11, 1772).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 11, 1772).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 11, 1772).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 11, 1772).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 11, 1772).

Slavery Advertisements Published August 10, 1772

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

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonizers 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. Colonizers who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

Boston Evening-Post (August 10, 1772).

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Boston-Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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Boston-Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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Newport Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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Newport Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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Newport Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 10, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Packet (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette Extraordinary (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette Extraordinary (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette Extraordinary (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette Extraordinary (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette Extraordinary (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette Extraordinary (August 10, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette Extraordinary (August 10, 1772).

Slavery Advertisements Published August 8, 1772

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

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonizers 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. Colonizers who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

Pennsylvania Chronicle (August 8, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Chronicle (August 8, 1772).

Slavery Advertisements Published August 7, 1772

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

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonizers 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. Colonizers who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

Addition to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 7, 1772).

Slavery Advertisements Published August 6, 1772

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

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonizers 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. Colonizers who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

Maryland Gazette (August 6, 1772).

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Maryland Gazette (August 6, 1772).

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Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (August 6, 1772).

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New-York Journal (August 6, 1772).

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New-York Journal (August 6, 1772).

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New-York Journal (August 6, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette (August 6, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette (August 6, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette (August 6, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette (August 6, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette (August 6, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette (August 6, 1772).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (August 6, 1772).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (August 6, 1772).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (August 6, 1772).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (August 6, 1772).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (August 6, 1772).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (August 6, 1772).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (August 6, 1772).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (August 6, 1772).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (August 6, 1772).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (August 6, 1772).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (August 6, 1772).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (August 6, 1772).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (August 6, 1772).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (August 6, 1772).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (August 6, 1772).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (August 6, 1772).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (August 6, 1772).

Slavery Advertisements Published August 5, 1772

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

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonizers 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. Colonizers who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

Pennsylvania Gazette (August 5, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (August 5, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (August 5, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Journal (August 5, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Journal (August 5, 1772).

Slavery Advertisements Published August 4, 1772

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

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonizers 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. Colonizers who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 4, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 4, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 4, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 4, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 4, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 4, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 4, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 4, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 4, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 4, 1772).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (August 4, 1772).

Slavery Advertisements Published August 3, 1772

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

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonizers 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. Colonizers who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

Boston Evening-Post (August 3, 1772).

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Boston-Gazette (August 3, 1772).

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Newport Mercury (August 3, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 3, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 3, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 3, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 3, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 3, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 3, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 3, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 3, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 3, 1772).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 3, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Packet (August 3, 1772).

Slavery Advertisements Published August 1, 1772

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

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonizers 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. Colonizers who did not purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing enslaved men, women, and children or assisting in the capture of so-called “runaways” who sought to free themselves from bondage. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

Pennsylvania Chronicle (August 1, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Chronicle (August 1, 1772).

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Pennsylvania Chronicle (August 1, 1772).