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March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WEST’s … ACCOUNT of the TRANSIT of VENUS.” John Carter, printer of the Providence Gazette, inserted a familiar advertisement in the March 10, 1770, edition. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Mar 2020

Harvard Digital Collections from the Colonial Period

Last month the Harvard Gazette featured some treasures from the university’s Colonial North America collection, “approximately 650,000 digitized pages of handmade materials from the 17th and 18th centuries.”Most of that material consists...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Jul 2019

“I have engag’d that it shall not be printed”

In the spring of 1773, the Boston Whigs had an incendiary document that they wanted to share with the public. But the person who supplied that document had asked them not to make copies or circulate it widely. The document was a collection of letters...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Mar 2019

Mapping As a City on a Hill

In his essay or sermon “A Model of Christian Charity,” Gov. John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony used the metaphor of a “citty upon a hill.” We currently treat that concept as one of the founding ideas of America. Yet...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Feb 2019

Hunter on Dighton Rock in Middleboro, 19 May

On Saturday, 19 May, the Massachusetts Archaeological Society will host a special lecture by Douglas Hunter on “The Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America’s Indigenous Past.”Drawing on his book of the same name, Dr....
From: Boston 1775 on 16 May 2018

A Resource I Want: The Bible in Early America

This month in class I’m teaching the Puritans, which means that an idea I’ve had for several years has returned, and I’ve been mulling it for a few days. As most of our readers already know, the Bible was easily the most widely owned...
From: The Junto on 3 Oct 2016

Guest Post: The Winthrops and their Books: A Transatlantic Tale

Guest posters Richard Calis and Madeline McMahon introduce the importance of books to the Winthrop family, which they are exploring further as part of a collaborative research project (@WinthropProject) at Princeton University.
From: The Junto on 20 Nov 2015

Digging through Harvard’s Digital Papers

I rather like my segue yesterday from the Stamp Act confrontation unfolding 250 years ago to Harvard’s new Colonial North American Project. As the university announced, its archivists are digitizing all the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century documents...
From: Boston 1775 on 9 Nov 2015

“Make Application before the said first Day of November”

Here’s a glimpse of Ames’s Almanack for 1766. Usually almanacs were published at the end of the preceding year, sometimes reprinted in the first couple of weeks of the year they covered.The 1766 almanacs, however, would then fall under the...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Nov 2015

What Kind of Man Was James Winthrop?

James Winthrop (shown here) was a son of Prof. John Winthrop of Harvard College, one of the most respected New England men of his generation. James benefited from that connection with some appointments, first at Harvard and later within the Massachusetts...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Jun 2014

More about Bunker Hill from James Winthrop

In 1818, the same year he responded to a map of Bunker Hill published in the Analectic Magazine as quoted yesterday, James Winthrop wrote another letter about the battle published in the North American Review. That second letter was dated 18 June—i.e.,...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 Jun 2014

Did education drive Miss Yale crazy?

 This week the Hoydens are delighted to welcome CHRISTY K. ROBINSON to their den. Christy is passionate about all things seventeenth century and the author of two recent autobiographical novels on Mary Dyer (more about Christy and Mary later...) When...
From: Hoydens and Firebrands on 20 Oct 2013

1645 John Winthrop's Speech On Liberty

On Liberty by John WinthropJohn Winthrop 1587/8-1649 In 1645, while he was deputy-governor of Massachusetts, John Winthrop and his fellow-magistrates had interfered in a local election of a militia officer. When the dispute flared into a war of words,...
From: 17th-century American Women on 1 Aug 2013

1630 John Winthrop's City on a Hill Declaration

Excerpts from "A Model of Christian Charity" by John Winthrop 1630It rests now to make some application of this discourse.… 1. For the persons. We are a company professing ourselves fellow members of Christ, in which respect only though we were absent...
From: 17th-century American Women on 30 Jul 2013

Guest Post - Jo Ann Butler

Thanks to the Hoydens and Firebrands for having me as their guest today, and my thanks also to Kim Murphy, who invited me. I am Jo Ann Butler, genealogist, once a colonial archeologist, and author of Rebel Puritan and the Reputed Wife, historical novels...
From: Hoydens & Firebrands on 21 Jul 2013

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