Slavery Advertisements Published November 16, 1769

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

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

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

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

Nov 16 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 9
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 10
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 11
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 12
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 13
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 14
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 15
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 16
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 17
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 18
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 16, 1769).

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Nov 16 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 16, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 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.

Nov 15 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (November 15, 1769).

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Nov 15 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (November 15, 1769).

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Nov 15 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (November 15, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 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.

Nov 14 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 14, 1769).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 14, 1769).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 14, 1769).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 14, 1769).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 14, 1769).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 14, 1769).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 14, 1769).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 14, 1769).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 9
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 14, 1769).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 10
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 14, 1769).

 

Slavery Advertisements Published November 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.

Nov 13 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 1
Boston Evening-Post (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 2
Boston Evening-Post (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 3
Boston Evening-Post (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 4
Boston Evening-Post (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 2
Boston-Gazette (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 3
Boston-Gazette (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 4
Boston-Gazette (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 5
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 6
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - Newport Mercury Slavery 1
Newport Mercury (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Chronicle (November 13, 1769).

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Nov 13 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Chronicle (November 13, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 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.

Nov 10 - New-London Gazette Slavery 1
New-London Gazette (November 10, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 9, 1769

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

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

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

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

Nov 9 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 3
Pennsylvania Gazette (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 9
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 10
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 11
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 12
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 13
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 14
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 15
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 16
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 17
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 18
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 19
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 9
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 10
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 9, 1769).

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Nov 9 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 11
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 9, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 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.

Nov 8 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (November 8, 1769).

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Nov 8 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (November 8, 1769).

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Nov 8 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (November 8, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 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.

Nov 7 - Essex Gazette Slavery 1
Essex Gazette (November 7, 1769).

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Nov 7 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 7, 1769).

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Nov 7 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 7, 1769).

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Nov 7 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 7, 1769).

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Nov 7 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 7, 1769).

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Nov 7 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 7, 1769).

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Nov 7 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 7, 1769).

 

Slavery Advertisements Published November 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.

Nov 6 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 1
Boston Evening-Post (November 6, 1769).

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Nov 6 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 2
Boston Evening-Post (November 6, 1769).

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Nov 6 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (November 6, 1769).

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Nov 6 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 2
Boston-Gazette (November 6, 1769).

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Nov 6 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 6, 1769).

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Nov 6 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 6, 1769).

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Nov 6 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 6, 1769).

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Nov 6 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 6, 1769).

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Nov 6 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 1
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (November 6, 1769).

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Nov 6 - Newport Mercury Slavery 1
Newport Mercury (November 6, 1769).

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Nov 6 - Newport Mercury Slavery 2
Newport Mercury (November 6, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 3, 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.

Nov 3 - New-London Gazette Slavery 1
New-London Gazette (November 3, 1769).