Slavery Advertisements Published March 6, 1769

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

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

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

Olivia Burke is serving as guest curator for the week of March 3-9, 2019.  She compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Supplement to the Boston Evening-Post (March 6, 1769).

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Supplement to the Boston Evening-Post (March 6, 1769).

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Connecticut Courant (March 6, 1769).

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Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (March 6, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 6, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 6, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 6, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 6, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 6, 1769).

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Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (March 6, 1769).

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New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (March 6, 1769).

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New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published March 3, 1769

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

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

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

Olivia Burke is serving as guest curator for the week of March 3-9, 2019.  She compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Connecticut Journal (March 3, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published March 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.

Chloe Amour is serving as guest curator for the week of February 24 to March 2, 2019.  She compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

South-Carolina Gazette (March 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 2, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (March 2, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published March 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.

Chloe Amour is serving as guest curator for the week of February 24 to March 2, 2019.  She compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Georgia Gazette (March 1, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 1, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 1, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 1, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 1, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 1, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 1, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (March 1, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published February 28, 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.

Chloe Amour is serving as guest curator for the week of February 24 to March 2, 2019.  She compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Essex Gazette (February 28, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published February 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.

Chloe Amour is serving as guest curator for the week of February 24 to March 2, 2019.  She compiled these advertisements that appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Connecticut Journal (February 24, 1769).

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Supplement to the Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 24, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published February 23, 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.

Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (February 23, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Gazette (February 23, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Journal (February 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (February 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (February 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (February 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (February 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (February 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (February 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (February 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (February 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (February 23, 1769).

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South-Carolina Gazette (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 23, 1769).

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Virginia Gazette [Rind] (February 23, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published February 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.

Georgia Gazette (February 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (February 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (February 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (February 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (February 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (February 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (February 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (February 22, 1769).

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Georgia Gazette (February 22, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published February 21, 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.

Essex Gazette (February 21, 1769).

Slavery Advertisements Published February 20, 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 (February 20, 1769).

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Boston-Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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Connecticut Courant (February 20, 1769).

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New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (February 20, 1769).

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Pennsylvania Chronicle (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).

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South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 20, 1769).