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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

“My sincere attachment to the interest of my country”

On the morning of 3 Mar 1774, Andrew Oliver, lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, died. He had previously held the offices of provincial secretary and stamp agent, though of course he never got to do any work in that last capacity.John Adams viewed Oliver...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Mar 2021

The New Massachusetts Spy

Two hundred and fifty years ago, the Massachusetts Spy had gone a full month without a new issue.Zechariah Fowle and Isaiah Thomas had launched that newspaper in the summer of 1770 with ambitious goals. As described back here, it was smaller than the...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Mar 2021

A Long Search for Hercules Posey

At Zagat, the chef and culinary historian Ramin Ganeshram shared the story of her research into Hercules Posey, head cook at Mount Vernon and the Presidential Mansion in Philadelphia until he freed himself from slavery. In this article, Ganeshram describes...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Feb 2021

“Perpetual Memorial” from the Paul Revere House, 5 Mar.

Last March we commemorated the Sestercentennial of the Boston Massacre. There was a big gathering at the Old South Meeting-House with remembrances of each victim. There were book talks and signings. There were many reenactment scenarios around the center...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Feb 2021

The Early Modern Precariat: Women in the Precarious Household Middling

*Trigger Warning: mentions of coercive control and financial abuse* Women in early modern England occupied positions across the “middling” scale.  There was no singular “female experience” in this period, but a rich and varied...
From: Middling Culture on 8 Feb 2021

Surviving an Execution in Medieval England and Modern Ohio: Miracle, or Incompetence?

Posted by Sara M. Butler; 5 February 2021. In Ohio, Governor DeWine’s landmark 8 December 2020 press conference has left the future of felony execution in the state up in the air. The indefinite delay in capital punishment announced back in 2018...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 5 Feb 2021

February 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A FUNERAL SERMON … on the much lamented Death of the Rev. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” Robert Wells, bookseller and printer of the South-Carolina and American General...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Feb 2021

The Battle for Young’s House

Yesterday I recounted the British army’s march in February 1780 from their lines at King’s Bridge, New York, up to Joseph Young’s farmhouse in White Plains.The Continental Army had moved into that stone house and used it as a base to...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Feb 2021

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A DISCOURSE, Occasioned by the DEATH of the Revd. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” The death of George Whitefield in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 30, 1770, was one of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2021

January 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few Almanacks, and several Pieces on the late renowned WHITEFIELD, &c. may be had at the Printing Office.” When George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jan 2021

January 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Dr. Whitaker’s Sermon on the Death of Mr. WHITEFIELD.” In addition to publishing the Boston Evening-Post, printers Thomas Fleet and John Fleet sold a variety...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jan 2021

December 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A SERMON SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated with the eighteenth-century religious...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Dec 2020

December 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Collection of HYMNS … By that eminent and illustrious Servant of Christ, the late Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” More than ten weeks after his death on September...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Dec 2020

Watch “By her own consent”: Mary Ashford and Rape Culture in the Georgian Era

A chance to see the talk I delivered online for Vauxhall History and South Lambeth Library on 8 December 2020. I explore the story of Mary Ashford’s murder in 1817 and look at what it tells us about rape in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The...
From: Naomi Clifford on 14 Dec 2020

December 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “JUST PUBLISHED … Dr. Whitaker’s SERMON On the DEATH of the Reverend George Whitefield.” George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Dec 2020

November 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A most celebrated Discourse on the Death of the Rev. and renown’d GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” The death of George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Nov 2020

Van Horn on “The Power of Objects,” Plus a Panel on “Caribbean Connections”

Tonight, on Monday, 30 November, the Massachusetts Historical Society will host an online talk by Jennifer Van Horn on “The Power of Objects in 18th-Century British America.” The event description says: Over the course of the eighteenth century,...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Nov 2020

November 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Collection of HYMNS for social Worship … By that eminent and illustrious Servant of Christ, the late Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the weeks after George Whitefield’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Nov 2020

November 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A most celebrated Discourse on the Death of the Rev. and renown’d GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated with the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Nov 2020

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