Slavery Advertisements Published November 27, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Evan Reichenthal

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 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 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.

Nov 27 1770 - Essex Gazette Slavery 1
Essex Gazette (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - Essex Gazette Slavery 2
Essex Gazette (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 9
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 10
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 27, 1770).

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Nov 27 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 9
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 27, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 26, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Evan Reichenthal

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 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 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.

Nov 26 1770 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (November 26, 1770).

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Nov 26 1770 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 2
Boston-Gazette (November 26, 1770).

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Nov 26 1770 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 3
Boston-Gazette (November 26, 1770).

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Nov 26 1770 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 4
Boston-Gazette (November 26, 1770).

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Nov 26 1770 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy (November 26, 1770).

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Nov 26 1770 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy Slavery 2
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy (November 26, 1770).

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Nov 26 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 26, 1770).

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Nov 26 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 26, 1770).

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Nov 26 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 26, 1770).

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Nov 26 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 3
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 26, 1770).

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Nov 26 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 4
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 26, 1770).

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New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (November 26, 1770).

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Nov 26 1770 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Chronicle (November 26, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 24, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Evan Reichenthal

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 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 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.

Nov 24 1770 - Providence Gazette Slavery 1
Providence Gazette (November 24, 1770).

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Nov 24 1770 - Providence Gazette Slavery 2
Providence Gazette (November 24, 1770).

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Nov 24 1770 - Providence Gazette Slavery 3
Providence Gazette (November 24, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 23, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Evan Reichenthal

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 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 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.

Nov 23 1770 - New-London Gazette Slavery 1
New-London Gazette (November 23, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 22, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Evan Reichenthal

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 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 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.

Nov 22 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 1
Maryland Gazette (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 2
Maryland Gazette (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 3
Maryland Gazette (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 2
New-York Journal (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 3
New-York Journal (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 4
New-York Journal (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 5
New-York Journal (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 6
New-York Journal (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 7
New-York Journal (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 3
Pennsylvania Gazette (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Journal (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Journal (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 22, 1770).

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Nov 22 1770 - Virginia Gazette Purdie & Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 22, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 20, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Kevin Nguyen

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 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 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.

Nov 20 1770 - Essex Gazette Slavery 1
Essex Gazette (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 20, 1770).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 9
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 10
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 11
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 3
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 4
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 5
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 20, 1770).

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Nov 20 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 6
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 20, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 19, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Kevin Nguyen

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 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 purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of 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.

Nov 19 1770 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (November 19, 1770).

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Nov 19 1770 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 2
Boston-Gazette (November 19, 1770).

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Nov 19 1770 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 3
Boston-Gazette (November 19, 1770).

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Nov 19 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 19, 1770).

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Nov 19 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 19, 1770).

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Nov 19 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 19, 1770).

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Nov 19 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 19, 1770).

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Nov 19 1770 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Chronicle (November 19, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 17, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Kevin Nguyen

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 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 purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of 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.

Nov 17 1770 - Providence Gazette Slavery 1
Providence Gazette (November 17, 1770).

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Nov 17 1770 - Providence Gazette Slavery 2
Providence Gazette (November 17, 1770).

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Nov 17 1770 - Providence Gazette Slavery 3
Providence Gazette (November 17, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 16, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Kevin Nguyen

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 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 purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of 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.

Nov 16 1770 - New-London Gazette Slavery 1
New-London Gazette (November 16, 1770).

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Nov 16 1770 - New-London Gazette Slavery 2
New-London Gazette (November 16, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 15, 1770

GUEST CURATOR:  Kevin Nguyen

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 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 purport to own enslaved people were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of 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.

Nov 15 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 1
Maryland Gazette (November 15, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 2
Maryland Gazette (November 15, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 2
New-York Journal (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 3
New-York Journal (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 4
New-York Journal (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Journal (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Journal (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 3
Pennsylvania Journal (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 4
Pennsylvania Journal (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 9
South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 10
South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 11
South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Supplement Slavery 3
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Supplement Slavery 4
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Supplement Slavery 5
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 13, 1770).

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Nov 15 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 13, 1770).