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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

Lady Arbella

Certainly one of the most romanticized women in Salem’s history is Lady Arbella Johnson, who died here in the late summer of 1630, not long after she arrived on these shores in the flagstaff ship of the Winthrop fleet named after her, thus remaining...
From: streets of salem on 19 Sep 2020

Lafayette Fangirls

I just love the idea and the historic reality of the “Farewell Tour” taken by the Marquis de Lafayette in 1824: the exuberant reception, and the deep appreciation expressed by both Americans and Lafayette again and again and again, everywhere...
From: streets of salem on 31 Aug 2020

Bells were Ringing

We’ve come to THE week of this year-long suffrage celebration, which has unfortunately been overshadowed by other events! But I think we should all stop and recognize the anniversary, coming up on the 18th, of the constitutional ratification of...
From: streets of salem on 15 Aug 2020

Remembering the First World War

Cynthia Wallace-Casey [This essay is part of a series of contributions to be published over the coming years by members of the research group “Military Service, Citizenship, and Political Culture: Studies of Militias in Atlantic Canada.”...
From: Borealia on 29 Jun 2020

Women on a Pedestal

Obviously statues have been in the news of late, so I thought I would tap into the national (and international) focus by looking at some of our country’s more notable monuments to women, either striving for the franchise or striving in general,...
From: streets of salem on 13 Jun 2020

Witness to the Massacre

This week is filled with events in commemoration of the Sestercentennial  (or Semiquincentennial?) of the Boston Massacre on March 5: the usual reenactment, and much more. For a full calendar check out this post on Boston 1775, one of my very favorite...
From: streets of salem on 3 Mar 2020

February 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Sons of Liberty in general, might there commemorate the Anniversary of the Repeal of the Stamp-Act.” As the fourth anniversary of the repeal of the Stamp Act approached,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Feb 2020

Salem Needs a Concord Museum

This past Sunday was a sparkling sunny day with newly-fallen snow, and as I was in a Little Women frame of mind, I decided to drive over to Concord to see all of its historic sites, starting with the Orchard House, of course. I’ve seen...
From: streets of salem on 21 Jan 2020

The Hustling Hathorne Sisters

I wanted to start my Salem Suffrage Saturday posts with a focus on two lesser-known members of one of Salem’s most conspicuous families: the Ha(w)thornes. Generally we hear about either the Witch Trial Judge, John Hathorne, of the seventeenth century...
From: streets of salem on 18 Jan 2020

Salem Suffrage Saturdays

In honor of all those women who struggled for decades to become enfranchised, here in Salem and across the United States, I am dedicating Saturdays in 2020 to stories of Salem women as my own personal commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passage...
From: streets of salem on 11 Jan 2020

: the Commemorative Year

One of the major themes of this blog has been how we remember history: what we choose to remember, what we choose to celebrate (or exploit), and what we choose to forget or ignore. This year promises to be very interesting in the realm of “anniversary...
From: streets of salem on 1 Jan 2020

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