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A Vexillogical History of Salem

What am I writing about? Flags for the July 4th weekend of course: I had to look up that word and thus am using it, despite the fact that it is somewhat intimidating and I could easily have chosen something easy and alliterative like flags of our forefathers....
From: streets of salem on 2 Jul 2021

A Bush Garden

Last week I spent a day in Kennebunkport, a town long associated with the Bush family because of Walker’s Point, which was purchased by President H.W. Bush’s maternal great- and grandfather after the turn of the last century. The usual congregation...
From: streets of salem on 23 Jun 2021

A Juneteenth Tour

I learned about Juneteenth ridiculously late, from a student! It was about five or six years ago (only!) and I was talking about Salem’s Black Picnic, an old tradition recently revived, with a brilliant African-American student and she said “that...
From: streets of salem on 19 Jun 2021

Villages out of Time and Place

So this is going to be one of those posts in which I ask a lot of questions and have no answers (I think; maybe I will get to some). I’m trying to work out my own thoughts about a particular place and what it means: writing is one way to do that, as...
From: streets of salem on 14 Jun 2021

May 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Booksellers in Boston, New-York, Philadelphia, or … Charles-Town.” Like many other colonial printers, Charles Crouch also sold books, pamphlets, and broadsides. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 May 2021

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “AN ORATION … to COMMEMORATE the BLOODY TRAGEDY.” In the spring of 1771, colonists had several opportunities to purchase memorabilia that marked the first anniversary...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2021

April 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “INNOCENT BLOOD CRYING TO GOD FROM THE STREETS OF BOSTON.” When ships from England arrived in American ports in the spring of 1771, they delivered news of reactions...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Apr 2021

April 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few of Mr. Lovell’s ORATIONS on the Massacre in Boston.” In the spring of 1771 colonial printers advertised a variety of items commemorating the death of George...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Apr 2021

Renaissance and Reign of Terror

1904 was a big year in Salem’s commemorative history: it was the centennial of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birth, and his birthplace received both regional and national attention. This was squarely in the midst of the time when Witch City and Hawthorne/Colonial...
From: streets of salem on 12 Mar 2021

March 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Feast of ST. PATRICK is to be celebrated, together with the Repeal of the STAMP-ACT.” According to advertisements in the New-York Journal in February and March...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Mar 2021

March 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Sermons on the Death of Mr. WHITEFIELD.” A little more than five months following George Whitefield’s death on September 30, 1770, the commodification of that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Mar 2021

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “To all the Friends of LIBERTY … 61 71.” Last week the Adverts 250 Project featured this advertisement calling on “all the Friends of LIBERTY”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Mar 2021

February 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Celebrating the Repeal of the oppressive Stamp-Act.” Just as Americans participated in the commodification of events associated with the American Revolution several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Feb 2021

February 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few Copies of The TRIAL … of the SOLDIERS … for the Murders at Boston.” In January 1771, John Fleeming, a printer in Boston, published an account of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Feb 2021

The Problem of Legacy: John A. Macdonald and the Politics of History

Andrew Nurse The Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) and the Friends of Canadian History have issued a statement in “In Defence of Sir John A. Macdonald and his Legacy.” The statement–which is actually not just a statement but a petition—is...
From: Borealia on 1 Feb 2021

January 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THE TRIAL … published by Permission of the Court.” In January 1771, John Fleeming published an account of the trials of the soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jan 2021

January 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few of the TRIALS of the SOLDIERS in Boston.” Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, printers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, inserted a brief notice at the bottom of the final...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jan 2021

January 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Trial of … Soldiers in His Majesty’s 29th Regiment of Foot.” On January 14, 1771, John Fleeming announced that he would publish a pamphlet documenting...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jan 2021

January 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A short Narrative of the horrid MASSACRE in BOSTON.” Commemoration and commodification of the American Revolution occurred simultaneously, the process beginning years...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jan 2021

Christmas Suffragist Style

A great friend gave me the lovely gift of a Suffragist ornament the other day: I prominently placed it on my tree and went out to look for more. We were going to have no ornaments this year, just lights (actually, I didn’t even want a tree, or lights,...
From: streets of salem on 12 Dec 2020

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