Slavery Advertisements Published February 9, 1770

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.

Feb 9 1770 - New-Hampshire Gazette Slavery 1
New-Hampshire Gazette (February 9, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published February 8, 1770

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.

Feb 8 1770 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (February 8, 1770).

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Feb 8 1770 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter Slavery 2
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (February 8, 1770).

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Feb 8 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (February 8, 1770).

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Feb 8 1770 - New-York Journal Supplement Slavery 1
New-York Journal (February 8, 1770).

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Feb 8 1770 - New-York Journal Supplement Slavery 2
New-York Journal (February 8, 1770).

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Feb 8 1770 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (February 8, 1770).

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Feb 8 1770 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (February 8, 1770).

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Feb 8 1770 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 3
Pennsylvania Gazette (February 8, 1770).

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Feb 8 1770 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Journal (February 8, 1770).

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Feb 8 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 8, 1770).

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Feb 8 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 8, 1770).

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Feb 8 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 8, 1770).

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Feb 8 1770 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 8, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published February 7, 1770

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.

Feb 7 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 5
Georgia Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 6
Georgia Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 7
Georgia Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 8
Georgia Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 9
Georgia Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 9
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 10
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 11
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 7, 1770).

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Feb 7 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 12
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 7, 1770).

 

Slavery Advertisements Published February 6, 1770

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.

Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 9
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 3
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 4
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 5
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 6
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 7
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

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Feb 6 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 8
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 6, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published February 5, 1770

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.

Feb 5 1770 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy (February 5, 1770).

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Feb 5 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (February 5, 1770).

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Feb 5 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (February 5, 1770).

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Feb 5 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (February 5, 1770).

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Feb 5 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (February 5, 1770).

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Feb 5 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 5
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (February 5, 1770).

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Feb 5 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 6
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (February 5, 1770).

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Feb 5 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 7
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (February 5, 1770).

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Feb 5 1770 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 1
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (February 5, 1770).

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Feb 5 1770 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 2
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (February 5, 1770).

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Feb 5 1770 - Newport Mercury Slavery 1
Newport Mercury (February 5, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published February 1, 1770

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.

Feb 1 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 1
Maryland Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 2
Maryland Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 2
New-York Journal (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 3
New-York Journal (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 4
New-York Journal (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Journal (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 9
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 10
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 11
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 12
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 13
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 14
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 15
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 16
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

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Feb 1 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 17
South-Carolina Gazette (February 1, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published January 31, 1770

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.

Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 5
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 6
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 7
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 8
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 9
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 10
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 11
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 12
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 13
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 14
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 15
Georgia Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 31, 1770).

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Jan 31 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 31, 1770).

 

 

Slavery Advertisements Published January 30, 1770

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.

Jan 30 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 30, 1770).

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Jan 30 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 30, 1770).

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Jan 30 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 30, 1770).

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Jan 30 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 30, 1770).

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Jan 30 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 30, 1770).

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Jan 30 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 30, 1770).

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Jan 30 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 30, 1770).

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Jan 30 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 30, 1770).

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Jan 30 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 9
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 30, 1770).

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Jan 30 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 10
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 30, 1770).

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Jan 30 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 11
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 30, 1770).

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Jan 30 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 12
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 30, 1770).

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Jan 30 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 13
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 30, 1770).

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Jan 30 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 14
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 30, 1770).

 

Slavery Advertisements Published January 29, 1770

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.

Jan 29 1770 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 1
Boston Evening-Post (January 29, 1770).

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Jan 29 1770 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (January 29, 1770).

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Jan 29 1770 - Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy (January 29, 1770).

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Jan 29 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 29, 1770).

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Jan 29 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 29, 1770).

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Jan 29 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 29, 1770).

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Jan 29 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 29, 1770).

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Jan 29 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 5
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 29, 1770).

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Jan 29 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 6
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 29, 1770).

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Jan 29 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 7
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 29, 1770).

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Jan 29 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 8
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 29, 1770).

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Jan 29 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 9
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 29, 1770).

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Jan 29 1770 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 1
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (January 29, 1770).

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Jan 29 1770 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 2
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (January 29, 1770).

 

Slavery Advertisements Published January 25, 1770

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.

Jan 25 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 1
Maryland Gazette (January 25, 1770).

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Jan 25 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 2
Maryland Gazette (January 25, 1770).

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Jan 25 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (January 25, 1770).

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Jan 25 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 2
New-York Journal (January 25, 1770).

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Jan 25 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 3
New-York Journal (January 25, 1770).

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Jan 25 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (January 25, 1770).

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Jan 25 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (January 25, 1770).

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Jan 25 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (January 25, 1770).

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Jan 25 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (January 25, 1770).

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Jan 25 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (January 25, 1770).

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Jan 25 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (January 25, 1770).