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August 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few of Mr. Wesley’s Sermons on the Death of the Rev. George Whitefield.” Eleven months had passed since George Whitefield died on September 30, 1770, while visiting Newburyport,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Aug 2021

Cato’s Suicide and Civic Martyrdom in Early British and Spanish America

By Francesca Langer The story of Cato’s suicide, as handed down by the ancient Greek historian Plutarch, was a gruesome political parable that captured the revolutionary imaginations of early Americans, both North and South. Every schoolboy could...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Jul 2021

Painting a Pandemic: Michiel Sweerts’s “Plague in Ancient City” (1652) | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a writer and historian based in Leeds, UK. Michiel Sweerts, Plague in an Ancient City, 1652. Oil on canvas. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Public Domain Reproduction Licensed under Wikimedia Commons) Michiel Sweerts (1618–64)...

Painting a Pandemic: Domenico Gargiulo’s “Plague at Naples” (1656)

Stephen Basdeo is a writer and historian based in Leeds, UK. Domenico Gargiulo, Largo Mercatello a Napoli durante la peste del 1656. Oil on canvas. Museo Nazionale di San Martino.(Public Domain Reproduction Licensed under Wikimedia Commons) It is...

Painting a Pandemic: Napoleon Visiting the Sick

Stephen Basdeo is a writer and historian based in Leeds, UK. He has published books and articles on various subjects including the history of crime, radicalism, and socialism. Antoine-Jean Gros, Bonaparte visitant les pestiférés de Jaffa. 1804....

Painting a Pandemic

Stephen Basdeo is a writer and historian based in Leeds, UK Nicolas Poussin, The Plague at Ashdod, 1631. Oil on canvas. Paris, Louvre (Public Domain Reproduction licensed under Wikimedia Commons) Plagues have left their mark on popular culture:...

First Appearance of Bubonic Plague in History

Stephen Basdeo is a writer and historian based in Leeds, UK. Plague, or Yersinia pestis, has “plagued” humankind throughout history. Since at least the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 500s—and likely for much longer before that—it...

The Story of a Grave in Medford

In 1849 John Russell was digging a cellar and fence on land in Medford that belonged to Nathaniel Holmes Bishop. He turned up some human bones.Russell took those remains home and showed them to neighbors. It’s unclear what evidence led to this conclusion,...
From: Boston 1775 on 31 May 2021

Asians in Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts

South Indians were enslaved in North America well before the two Continental Army soldiers I discussed yesterday.The 9 June 1757 Boston News-Letter included this advertisement: Ran-away from his Master, Ebenezer Webster, of Bradford in the County of Essex,...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 May 2021

May 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A SERMON on the Death of the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” George Whitefield’s afterlife in American newspapers continued in an advertisement published in the May 25, 1771, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 May 2021

Preserving Red Jacket’s Peace Medal

This portrait shows the Seneca leader Red Jacket wearing the silver medal engraved with a symbolic picture of him meeting President George Washington in 1792. In the early 1800s, Red Jacket faced pressures from both inside and outside his community. White...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 May 2021

May 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An ODE set to Music, consecrated to the memory the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the months immediately after the death of George Whitefield on September 30, 1770, a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 May 2021

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Sermon … By the Rev. Mr. WHITEFIELD.” Following the death of George Whitefield in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 30, 1770, printers, booksellers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 May 2021

Property Rites: How ‘modern’ is the story of Mary Ashford?

As a warning to female virtue, and a humbleMonument to female chastity,This stone marks the grave ofMARY ASHFORD,Who, in the 20th year of her age,Having incautiously repaired to aScene of amusement, without proper protection,Was brutally violated and...
From: Naomi Clifford on 27 Apr 2021

April 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Wesley’s SERMONS, on the Death of … GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the fall of 1770, Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, printers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, extensively...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Apr 2021

April

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Sermon, on the death of the Rev. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD, preached by JOHN WESLEY.” In the months following his death in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 30,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2021

April 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The last Will and TESTAMENT of the late Reverend and worthy GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” After fading from American newspapers for a time during the first few months of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Apr 2021

April 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “This Sermon contains a summary Account of Mr. WHITEFIELD’S Life.” When George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated with the eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2021

Joseph Dobel “very unfavorably represented”

Capt. Joseph Dobel, veteran of a Boston riot, the Continental Navy, and the East India trade, was discussed at the highest levels of the U.S. government in 1799. President John Adams was then beefing up the United States Navy. Having had the U.S.S. Constitution...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Apr 2021

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