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February 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Wanted, a Negro Woman, that understands all Kinds of Houshold Work.” The Slavery Adverts 250 Project seeks to identify, remediate, and republish every advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Feb 2021

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? SlaveryProvidence Gazette (January 12, 1771).“A Likely strong Negro Man.” On January 12, 1771, an advertisement for a “Likely strong Negro Man, about 28 Years...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jan 2021

October 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WANTED immediately, Fifteen likely NEGROES.” As it did in most issues, the Providence Gazette published on October 27, 1770, featured advertisements placed for various...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Oct 2020

September 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Black Boy and Butt in Cornhill.” In an advertisement in the September 13, 1770, edition of the Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter, Jonathan...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Sep 2020

Tragedy amidst the Everyday

I LOVE Diaries: they offer such personal perspectives into the past, encompassing both “big” events and everyday occurrences. I read diaries, teach with diaries, and think about diaries often. I even like books about diaries, such as Kate...
From: streets of salem on 12 Sep 2020

September, September

I love September: the cooler days and nights, the colors of late-summer flowers, the light, which can be both hazy and very, very clear. And then there’s that back-to-school feeling which I have experienced every year of my life with the exception...
From: streets of salem on 9 Sep 2020

Break for Ice Cream

I was reading and writing about the 1563 plague in London—very deadly and very overshadowed by later Tudor and Stuart plagues—when I had to take a break for ice cream in the midst of a stifling afternoon. The break went on a bit longer than...
From: streets of salem on 28 Jul 2020

July 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Some Negroes likewise to be sold.” For several weeks in the summer of 1770, Henry Paget took to the pagers of the Providence Gazette to advertise several properties...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jul 2020

Riverside Gardens

Sunny June continues, showcasing gardens all around me in the Seacoast region of southern Maine and coastal New Hampshire. I’m back to Salem today, and then off on other adventures, but first I wanted to share some photographs of gardens along (or...
From: streets of salem on 23 Jun 2020

Spring Break-Away

I’ve got a (virtual) stack of papers to correct but yesterday I gave myself the morning off to go visit the Patton Homestead in nearby Hamilton, the summer home of General George S. Patton Jr. and farm of his son Major General George S. Patton IV....
From: streets of salem on 5 May 2020

Early American Women Unmasked

A special edition of #ColonialCouture, a Junto roundtable on fashion as history in early American life.  Protective face coverings have emerged as a potent, multifaceted metaphor for the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite inconsistent examples set by elected...
From: The Junto on 5 May 2020


The South part of New-England, as it isPlanted this yeare, 1634.A true, lively, and experimentalldescription of that part of America,commonly called New England:discovering the state of that Countrie,both as it stands to our new-comeEnglish Planters;...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Apr 2020

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “TO BE SOLD, A Likely, healthy, smart, NEGROE BOY.” The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles how newspaper advertising contributed to the perpetuation of slavery during...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Mar 2020

Camouflage or Color Pop?

We drove up to Portsmouth to have lunch with my parents and afterwards took a long walk around the old town, as the restaurant I chose was definitely in the new! Portsmouth is experiencing a building boom like Salem, but better. We walked past Market...
From: streets of salem on 4 Feb 2020

Pilgrim Mary Brewster (c1569-1627) arrived on The Mayflower

Mary Brewster (c 1569-1627) was a Pilgrim & one of the women on the Mayflower.  She was the wife of Elder William Brewster.Mary Brewster & her husband William married in 1592 & had their first son Jonathan in Scrooby a year later. She...
From: 17th-century American Women on 10 Jan 2020

The Week on Dispatches: Roberto Oscar Flores de Apodaca on Prayer and Thanksgiving of the Common Soldier

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews PhD student Roberto Oscar Flores de Apodaca on recovering the religious life of the common soldier through... The post The Week on Dispatches: Roberto Oscar Flores de Apodaca on Prayer...

September 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 29, 1769). “TO BE SOLD … a NEGRO MAN, that understand the Rope-making Business.” “What can we learn about the experiences...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Sep 2019

The Burning Church

For the last month, it seems like whenever I engaged in any form of social media I found myself looking at a primitive painting of a burning church. This image, by the nineteenth-century British expat artist John Hilling (1822-1894), who worked in Massachusetts...
From: streets of salem on 23 Sep 2019

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