Slavery Advertisements Published June 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.

Jun 5 - Boston Evening-Post Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the Boston Evening-Post (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - Massachusetts Gazette Green and Russell Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - New-York Chronicle Slavery 1
New-York Chronicle (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 3
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - Newport Mercury Slavery 1
Newport Mercury (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Chronicle (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 5, 1769).

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Jun 5 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 9
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 5, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published June 1, 1769

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

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

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

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

Jun 1 - New-York Journal Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Journal (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Pennsylvania Gazette Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon 7
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (June 1, 1769).
Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Rind Supplement Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the Virginia Gazette [Rind] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Rind Supplement Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the Virginia Gazette [Rind] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Rind Supplement Supplement Slavery 3
Supplement to the Virginia Gazette [Rind] (June 1, 1769).

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Jun 1 - Virginia Gazette Rind Supplement Supplement Slavery 4
Supplement to the Virginia Gazette [Rind] (June 1, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 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.

May 31 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (May 31, 1769).

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May 31 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (May 31, 1769).

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May 31 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (May 31, 1769).

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May 31 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 14
Georgia Gazette (May 31, 1769).

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May 31 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (May 31, 1769).

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May 31 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 5
Georgia Gazette (May 31, 1769).

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May 31 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 6
Georgia Gazette (May 31, 1769).

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May 31 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 7
Georgia Gazette (May 31, 1769).

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May 31 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 13
Georgia Gazette (May 31, 1769).

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May 31 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 8
Georgia Gazette (May 31, 1769).

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May 31 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 9
Georgia Gazette (May 31, 1769).

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May 31 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 10
Georgia Gazette (May 31, 1769).

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May 31 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 11
Georgia Gazette (May 31, 1769).

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May 31 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 12
Georgia Gazette (May 31, 1769).

 

Slavery Advertisements Published May 29, 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.

May 29 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 1
Boston Evening-Post (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 2
Boston Evening-Post (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - New-York Chronicle Slavery 1
New-York Chronicle (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 5
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - New-York Gazette Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 1
New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - Newport Mercury Slavery 1
Newport Mercury (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - Newport Mercury Slavery 2
Newport Mercury (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 29, 1769).

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May 29 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 29, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 25, 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.

May 25 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - New-York Journal Slavery 2
New-York Journal (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - New-York Journal Slavery Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Journal (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 3
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 4
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - South-Carolina Gazette Postscript Slavery 1
Postscript to the South-Carolina Gazette (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - South-Carolina Gazette Postscript Slavery 2
Postscript to the South-Carolina Gazette (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 9
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (May 25, 1769).

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May 25 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (May 25, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 24, 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.

May 24 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (May 24, 1769).

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May 24 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (May 24, 1769).

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May 24 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (May 24, 1769).

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May 24 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 11
Georgia Gazette (May 24, 1769).

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May 24 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (May 24, 1769).

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May 24 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 5
Georgia Gazette (May 24, 1769).

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May 24 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 6
Georgia Gazette (May 24, 1769).

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May 24 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 7
Georgia Gazette (May 24, 1769).

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May 24 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 8
Georgia Gazette (May 24, 1769).

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May 24 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 9
Georgia Gazette (May 24, 1769).

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May 24 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 10
Georgia Gazette (May 24, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 22, 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.

May 22 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 1
Boston Evening-Post (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 2
Boston Evening-Post (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 3
Boston Evening-Post (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - Boston-Gazette Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - Boston-Gazette Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - Massachusetts Gazette Green and Russell Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - Massachusetts Gazette Green and Russell Slavery 2
Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (May 22, 1769).
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May 22 - New-York Chronicle Slavery 1
New-York Chronicle (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 5
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - Newport Mercury Slavery 1
Newport Mercury (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - Newport Mercury Slavery 2
Newport Mercury (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - Newport Mercury Slavery 3
Newport Mercury (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - Newport Mercury Slavery 4
Newport Mercury (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Chronicle (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 22, 1769).

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May 22 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 9
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 22, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 18, 1769

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

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

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

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

May 18 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - New-York Journal Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Journal (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Journal (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Journal (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 18, 1769).

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

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May 18 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 10
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 18, 1769).

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May 18 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 11
Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (May 18, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 17, 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.

May 17 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (May 17, 1769).

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May 17 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (May 17, 1769).

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May 17 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (May 17, 1769).

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May 17 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (May 17, 1769).

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May 17 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 5
Georgia Gazette (May 17, 1769).

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May 17 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 6
Georgia Gazette (May 17, 1769).

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May 17 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 7
Georgia Gazette (May 17, 1769).

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May 17 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 8
Georgia Gazette (May 17, 1769).

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May 17 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 9
Georgia Gazette (May 17, 1769).

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May 17 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 10
Georgia Gazette (May 17, 1769).

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May 17 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 11
Georgia Gazette (May 17, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 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.

May 15 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 1
Supplement to the Boston Evening-Post (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - Massachusetts Gazette Green and Russell Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - Massachusetts Gazette Green and Russell Slavery 2
Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 3
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - Newport Mercury Slavery 1
Newport Mercury (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - Newport Mercury Slavery 2
Newport Mercury (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - Newport Mercury Slavery 3
Newport Mercury (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 15, 1769).

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May 15 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 9
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 15, 1769).