Slavery Advertisements Published May 22, 1770

Guest Curator: Jenna Smith

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.

From compiling an archive of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers to identifying advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children in those newspapers to preparing images of each advertisement to posting this daily digest, Jenna Smith served as guest curator for this entry. Working on this project fulfilled her senior capstone requirement for completing the major in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

May 22 - South Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 22, 1770).

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May 22 - South Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 22, 1770).

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May 22 - South Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 22, 1770).

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May 22 - South Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 22, 1770).

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May 22 - South Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 22, 1770).

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May 22 - South Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 22, 1770).

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May 22 - South Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 22, 1770).

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May 22 - South Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 22, 1770).

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May 22 - South Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 9
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 22, 1770).

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May 22 - South Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 10
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 22, 1770).

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May 22 - South Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 22, 1770).

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May 22 - South Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 22, 1770).

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May 22 - South Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 22, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 21, 1770

Guest Curator: Jenna Smith

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.

From compiling an archive of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers to identifying advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children in those newspapers to preparing images of each advertisement to posting this daily digest, Jenna Smith served as guest curator for this entry. Working on this project fulfilled her senior capstone requirement for completing the major in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

May 21 - Boston Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 1
Boston Gazette and Country Journal (May 21, 1770).

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May 21 - Boston Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 2
Boston Gazette and Country Journal (May 21, 1770).

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May 21 - Boston Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 3
Boston Gazette and Country Journal (May 21, 1770).

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May 21 - New-York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 21, 1770).

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May 21 - New-York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 21, 1770).

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May 21 - New-York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 21, 1770).

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May 21 - New-York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 21, 1770).

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May 21 - New-York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury Slavery 5
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 21, 1770).

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May 21 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 1
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (May 21, 1770).

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May 21 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 2
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (May 21, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 18, 1770

Guest Curator: Jenna Smith

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.

From compiling an archive of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers to identifying advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children in those newspapers to preparing images of each advertisement to posting this daily digest, Jenna Smith served as guest curator for this entry. Working on this project fulfilled her senior capstone requirement for completing the major in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

May 18 - New-Hampshire Gazette Slavery 1
New-Hampshire Gazette (May 18, 1770).

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May 18 - New-London Gazette Slavery 1
New-London Gazette (May 18, 1770).

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May 18 - South Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 18, 1770).

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May 18 - South Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 18, 1770).

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May 18 - South Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 18, 1770).

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May 18 - South Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 18, 1770).

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May 18 - South Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 18, 1770).

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May 18 - South Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 18, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 17, 1770

Guest Curator: Jenna Smith

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.

From compiling an archive of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers to identifying advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children in those newspapers to preparing images of each advertisement to posting this daily digest, Jenna Smith served as guest curator for this entry. Working on this project fulfilled her senior capstone requirement for completing the major in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

May 17 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 1
Maryland Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 1770 - Maryland Gazette Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the Maryland Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 1770 - Maryland Gazette Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the Maryland Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - New-York Journal Slavery 2
New-York Journal (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 3
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 4
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - Pennsylvania Gazette Supplement Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - Pennsylvania Gazette Supplement Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Journal (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Journal (May 17, 1770).

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

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May 17 - South Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - South Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - South Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - South Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - South Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - South Carolina Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - South Carolina Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - South Carolina Gazette Slavery 9
South-Carolina Gazette (May 17, 1770).

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May 17 - South Carolina Gazette Supplement Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (May 17, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 16, 1770

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

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

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

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

May 16 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (May 16, 1770).

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May 16 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (May 16, 1770).

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May 16 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (May 16, 1770).

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May 16 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (May 16, 1770).

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May 16 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 5
Georgia Gazette (May 16, 1770).

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May 16 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 6
Georgia Gazette (May 16, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 15, 1770

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

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

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

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

May 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 15, 1770).

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May 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 15, 1770).

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May 15 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 15, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 14, 1770

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

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

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

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

May 14 1770 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (May 14, 1770).

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May 14 1770 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 2
Boston-Gazette (May 14, 1770).

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May 14 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 14, 1770).

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May 14 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 14, 1770).

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May 14 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 14, 1770).

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May 14 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 14, 1770).

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May 14 1770 - New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 14, 1770).

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May 14 1770 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 1
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (May 14, 1770).

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May 14 1770 - New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 2
New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (May 14, 1770).

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May 14 1770 - Pennsylvania Chronicle Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Chronicle (May 14, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 11, 1770

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

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

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

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

May 11 1770 - New-Hampshire Gazette Slavery 1
New-Hampshire Gazette (May 11, 1770).

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May 11 1770 - New-London Gazette Slavery 1
New-London Gazette (May 11, 1770).

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May 11 1770 - New-London Gazette Slavery 2
New-London Gazette (May 11, 1770).

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May 11 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 11, 1770).

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May 11 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 11, 1770).

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May 11 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 11, 1770).

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May 11 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 11, 1770).

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May 11 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 11, 1770).

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May 11 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 11, 1770).

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

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May 11 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 11, 1770).

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May 11 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 9
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 11, 1770).

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May 11 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 10
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 11, 1770).

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May 11 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 11
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 11, 1770).

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May 11 1770 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 12
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 11, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 10, 1770

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

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

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

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

May 10 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 1
Maryland Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - Maryland Gazette Slavery 2
Maryland Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - Maryland Gazette Supplement Slavery 1
Maryland Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 3
Pennsylvania Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - Pennsylvania Gazette Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Journal (May 10, 1770).

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

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 9
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 10
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 11
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 12
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 13
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 14
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 15
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

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May 10 1770 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 16
South-Carolina Gazette (May 10, 1770).

Slavery Advertisements Published May 9, 1770

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

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

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

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

May 9 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (May 9, 1770).

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May 9 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (May 9, 1770).

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May 9 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (May 9, 1770).

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May 9 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (May 9, 1770).

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May 9 1770 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 5
Georgia Gazette (May 9, 1770).