Slavery Advertisements Published September 18, 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.

Sep 18 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 1
Boston Evening-Post (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 2
Boston Evening-Post (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 3
Boston Evening-Post (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 2
Boston-Gazette (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - Connecticut Courant Slavery 1
Connecticut Courant (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - Massachusetts Gazette Green and Russell Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 5
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 6
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 7
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 8
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 1
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - Newport Mercury Slavery 1
Newport Mercury (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Chronicle (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 18, 1769).

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Sep 18 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 18, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 14, 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.

Sep 14 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Journal (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 14, 1769).

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Sep 14 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 14, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 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.

Sep 13 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (September 13, 1769).

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Sep 13 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (September 13, 1769).

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Sep 13 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (September 13, 1769).

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Sep 13 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (September 13, 1769).

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Sep 13 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 13, 1769).

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Sep 13 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 13, 1769).

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Sep 13 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 13, 1769).

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Sep 13 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 13, 1769).

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Sep 13 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 13, 1769).

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Sep 13 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 13, 1769).

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Sep 13 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 13, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 11, 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.

Sep 11 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 2
Boston Evening-Post (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 1
Boston Evening-Post (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - Boston Post-Boy Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - Boston Post-Boy Slavery 2
Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 2
Boston-Gazette (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 3
Boston-Gazette (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 4
Boston-Gazette (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 1
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 2
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - Newport Mercury Slavery 1
Newport Mercury (September 11, 1769).

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Sep 11 - Newport Mercury Slavery 2
Newport Mercury (September 11, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 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.

Sep 8 - Connecticut Journal Slavery 1
Connecticut Journal (September 8, 1769).

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Sep 8 - Connecticut Journal Slavery 2
Connecticut Journal (September 8, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 7, 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.

Sep 7 - Boston Chronicle Slavery 1
Boston Chronicle (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Boston Weekly News-Letter Slavery 1
Boston Weekly News-Letter (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Boston Weekly News-Letter Slavery 2
Boston Weekly News-Letter (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 7, 1769).

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Sep 7 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 7, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 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.

Sep 6 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (September 6, 1769).

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Sep 6 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (September 6, 1769).

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Sep 6 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (September 6, 1769).

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Sep 6 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (September 6, 1769).

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Sep 6 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 5
Georgia Gazette (September 6, 1769).

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Sep 6 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 6, 1769).

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Sep 6 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 6, 1769).

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Sep 6 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 6, 1769).

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Sep 6 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 6, 1769).

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Sep 6 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 6, 1769).

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Sep 6 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 6, 1769).

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Sep 6 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 6, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 4, 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.

Sep 4 - Boston Chronicle Slavery 1
Boston Chronicle (September 4, 1769).

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Sep 4 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 1
Boston Evening-Post (September 4, 1769).

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Sep 4 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (September 4, 1769).

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Sep 4 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 2
Boston-Gazette (September 4, 1769).

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Sep 4 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 3
Boston-Gazette (September 4, 1769).

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Sep 4 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 4
Boston-Gazette (September 4, 1769).

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Sep 4 - Massachusetts Gazette Green and Russell Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (September 4, 1769).

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Sep 4 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 4, 1769).

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Sep 4 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 4, 1769).

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Sep 4 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 1
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (September 4, 1769).

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Sep 4 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 2
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (September 4, 1769).

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Sep 4 - Newport Mercury Slavery 1
Newport Mercury (September 4, 1769).

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Sep 4 - Newport Mercury Slavery 2
Newport Mercury (September 4, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 1, 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.

Sep 1 - Connecticut Journal Slavery 1
Connecticut Journal (September 1, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published August 31, 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.

Aug 31 - Boston Chronicle Slavery 1
Boston Chronicle (August 31, 1769).

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Aug 31 - Massachusetts Gazette Draper Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (August 31, 1769).

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Aug 31 - Massachusetts Gazette Draper Slavery 2
Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (August 31, 1769).

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Aug 31 - Massachusetts Gazette Draper Slavery 3
Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (August 31, 1769).

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Aug 31 - Massachusetts Gazette Draper Slavery 4
Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (August 31, 1769).

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Aug 31 - Massachusetts Gazette Draper Slavery 5
Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (August 31, 1769).

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Aug 31 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (August 31, 1769).

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Aug 31 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (August 31, 1769).

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Aug 31 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (August 31, 1769).

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Aug 31 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (August 31, 1769).

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Aug 31 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (August 31, 1769).

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Aug 31 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (August 31, 1769).

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Aug 31 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (August 31, 1769).

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Aug 31 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette (August 31, 1769).