Slavery Advertisements Published July 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.

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

Jul 20 - New-York Chronicle Slavery 2
New-York Chronicle (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - New-York Chronicle Slavery 1
New-York Chronicle (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - New-York Journal Slavery 2
New-York Journal (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - New-York Journal Slavery 3
New-York Journal (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - New-York Journal Slavery 4
New-York Journal (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - New-York Journal Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Journal (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 3
Pennsylvania Gazette (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette (July 20, 1769).

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Jul 20 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 20).

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Jul 20 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 20).

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Jul 20 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 20).

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Jul 20 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 20).

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Jul 20 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 20).

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Jul 20 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 20).

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Jul 20 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 20).

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Jul 20 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 20).

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Jul 20 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 9
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 20).

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Jul 20 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 10
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 20).

Slavery Advertisements Published July 19, 1769

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

Jul 19 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (July 19, 1769).

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Jul 19 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (July 19, 1769).

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Jul 19 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (July 19, 1769).

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Jul 19 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (July 19, 1769).

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Jul 19 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 5
Georgia Gazette (July 19, 1769).

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Jul 19 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 6
Georgia Gazette (July 19, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published July 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.

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

Jul 17 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 1
Boston Evening-Post (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 5
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 6
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - New-York Gazette Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 1
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - Newport Mercury Slavery 1
Newport Mercury (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - Newport Mercury Slavery 2
Newport Mercury (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Chronicle (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Chronicle (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 3
Pennsylvania Chronicle (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 4
Pennsylvania Chronicle (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 5
Pennsylvania Chronicle (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (July 17, 1769).

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Jul 17 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (July 17, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published July 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.

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

Jul 15 - Providence Gazette Slavery 1
Providence Gazette (July 15, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published July 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.

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

Jul 13 - New-York Chronicle Slavery 3
New-York Chronicle (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - New-York Chronicle Slavery 1
New-York Chronicle (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - New-York Chronicle Slavery 2
New-York Chronicle (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - New-York Journal Slavery 2
New-York Journal (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - New-York Journal Slavery 3
New-York Journal (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 3
Pennsylvania Gazette (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 9
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 13, 1769).

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Jul 13 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 13, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published July 12, 1769

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

Jul 12 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (July 12, 1769).

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Jul 12 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (July 12, 1769).

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Jul 12 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (July 12, 1769).

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Jul 12 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (July 12, 1769).

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Jul 12 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 5
Georgia Gazette (July 12, 1769).

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Jul 12 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 6
Georgia Gazette (July 12, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published July 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.

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

Jul 10 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 1
Boston Evening-Post (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - Boston Post-Boy Slavery 1
Boston Post-Boy (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - Connecticut Courant Slavery 1
Connecticut Courant (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - New-York Gazette Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 1
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - Newport Mercury Slavery 3
Newport Mercury (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - Newport Mercury Slavery 1
Newport Mercury (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - Newport Mercury Slavery 2
Newport Mercury (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Chronicle (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Chronicle (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (July 10, 1769).

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Jul 10 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (July 10, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published July 8, 1769

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

Jul 8 - Providence Gazette Slavery 1
Providence Gazette (July 8, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published July 6, 1769

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

Jul 6 - Massachusetts Gazette Draper Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - New-York Chronicle Slavery 1
New-York Chronicle (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - New-York Chronicle Slavery 2
New-York Chronicle (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - New-York Journal Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Journal (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 3
Pennsylvania Gazette (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 4
Pennsylvania Gazette (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 5
Pennsylvania Gazette (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 6, 1769).

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Jul 6 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (July 6, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published July 5, 1769

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

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

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

Jul 5 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (July 5, 1769).

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Jul 5 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (July 5, 1769).

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Jul 5 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (July 5, 1769).

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Jul 5 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (July 5, 1769).

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Jul 5 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 5
Georgia Gazette (July 5, 1769).

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Jul 5 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 6
Georgia Gazette (July 5, 1769).

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Jul 5 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 7
Georgia Gazette (July 5, 1769).