Slavery Advertisements Published January 5, 1769

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

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

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

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

Boston Weekly News-Letter (January 5, 1769).

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Boston Weekly News-Letter (January 5, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (January 5, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (January 5, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published January 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.

Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published January 2, 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.

Boston Evening-Post (January 2, 1769).

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Boston-Gazette (January 2, 1769).

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Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (January 2, 1769).

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Newport Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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Newport Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 2, 1769).

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New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (January 2, 1769).

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New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (January 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 2, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published December 31, 1768

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.

Providence Gazette (December 31, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published December 30, 1768

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.

Connecticut Journal (December 30, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published December 29, 1768

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.

During the week of December 23-29, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Roxann Wint (2020), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (December 29, 1768).

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Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (December 29, 1768).

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Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (December 29, 1768).

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Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (December 29, 1768).

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Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (December 29, 1768).

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Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (December 29, 1768).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (December 29, 1768).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (December 29, 1768).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (December 29, 1768).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (December 29, 1768).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (December 29, 1768).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (December 29, 1768).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (December 29, 1768).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (December 29, 1768).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (December 29, 1768).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (December 29, 1768).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (December 29, 1768).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (December 29, 1768).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (December 29, 1768).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (December 29, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published December 28, 1768

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.

During the week of December 23-29, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Roxann Wint (2020), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

Georgia Gazette (December 28, 1768).

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Georgia Gazette (December 28, 1768).

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Georgia Gazette (December 28, 1768).

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Georgia Gazette (December 28, 1768).

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Georgia Gazette (December 28, 1768).

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Georgia Gazette (December 28, 1768).

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Georgia Gazette (December 28, 1768).

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Georgia Gazette (December 28, 1768).

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Georgia Gazette (December 28, 1768).

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Georgia Gazette (December 28, 1768).

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Georgia Gazette (December 28, 1768).

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Georgia Gazette (December 28, 1768).

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Georgia Gazette (December 28, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published December 27, 1768

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.

During the week of December 23-29, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Roxann Wint (2020), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 27, 1768).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 27, 1768).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 27, 1768).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 27, 1768).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 27, 1768).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 27, 1768).

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South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 27, 1768).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 27, 1768).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 27, 1768).

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Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 27, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published December 26, 1768

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.

During the week of December 23-29, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Roxann Wint (2020), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

Boston-Gazette (December 26, 1768).

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Connecticut Courant (December 26, 1768).

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Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (December 26, 1768).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 26, 1768).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 26, 1768).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 26, 1768).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 26, 1768).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 26, 1768).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (December 26, 1768).

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New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (December 26, 1768).

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New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (December 26, 1768).

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Pennsylvania Chronicle (December 26, 1768).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 26, 1768).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 26, 1768).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 26, 1768).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 26, 1768).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 26, 1768).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 26, 1768).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 26, 1768).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 26, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published December 24, 1768

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.

During the week of December 23-29, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Roxann Wint (2020), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

Providence Gazette (December 24, 1768).