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June 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 24, 1767).“TO BE SOLD, A YOUNG, HEALTHY, and HANDY, NEGROE WENCH.” Nine advertisements about enslaved men and women appeared in the June 24, 1767,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jun 2017

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (May 20, 1767).“RUN AWAY … a MUSTEE WENCH.” Jenny, an enslaved woman, made her escape, prompting Archibald Bulloch to place an advertisement in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 May 2017

April 18

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 18, 1767).“A Negro Woman who understands all Sorts of houshold Work.” I chose this advertisement because...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Apr 2017

March 31

GUEST CURATOR: Evan Sutherland What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (March 31, 1767).“RUN-AWAY … a likely black fellow.” Slavery was common in colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Mar 2017

March 4

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 4, 1767).“Five Pounds Sterling Reward. RUN AWAY … NEGROE MAN, named DAVID.” This advertisement for a runaway...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Mar 2017

Guest Review: Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave

Guest poster Shana L. Haines reviews Erica Dunbar's new book, "Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave."
From: The Junto on 17 Feb 2017

February 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (February 11, 1767).“RUN AWAY … NEGROE GIRL, named MARIA, about 15 years of age.” This advertisement about a “TALL SLIM LIKELY YOUNG NEGROE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Feb 2017

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 12, 1766).“RAN AWAY … NERO … many scars about his head.” Woodcuts frequently accompanied advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Dec 2016

August 29

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette (August 29, 1766).“RUN away … a short squat young Mulatto fellow.” Amos Legg, an enslaved “young Mulatto fellow,” seemed determined to escape...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Aug 2016

Slave ‘Merchant City’

I’ve been working with Glasgow Museums on the ‘Hidden Legacies’ project and we spent an enjoyable afternoon taking a tour through imperial Glasgow exploring the city’s historical connections with New World slavery. The city’s...
From: Runaway Slaves in Britain on 25 Aug 2016

August 6

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 6, 1766).“TALL SLIM LIKELY YOUNG NEGROE GIRL.” It would have been impossible to overlook Donald Mackay’s description of Maria, an enslaved young...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Aug 2016

July

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 2, 1766).“WENT AWAY about two months ago, a MULATTO BOY named BILLY.” This runaway advertisement does not fill in many of the details of the life led by...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jul 2016

June 29

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (June 27, 1766).Edward Westmore’s advertisement tells only a portion of the story of “a Negro fellow named JAMES” who had been “COMMITTED to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jun 2016

Fellowship experience at International Centre for Jefferson Studies

This short blog, covering Nelson’s experience as a Fellow of the International Centre for Jefferson Studies in Monticello, Virginia, might give you a very rough idea of what a fellowship entails, with a few pointers from his own experience....
From: Runaway Slaves in Britain on 13 Jun 2016

June 8

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (June 8, 1766).“RUN away … some time in October 1762, a Mulatto woman named VIOLET.” Violet made her escape almost four years earlier, but Philip...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jun 2016

June 7

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (June 6, 1766).“Whoever secures my servants and Negro … shall, besides the reward allowed by law, be paid any reasonable satisfaction.” John Mercer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jun 2016

John Witherspoon, Princeton University and Runaway Slaves

A few hundred years from the bustling centre of the New Jersey college town of Princeton is the town’s two-hundred-and-fifty-year old cemetery. Princeton Cemetery, N.J.It is a quiet resting place for everyone from the theologian Jonathan Edwards...
From: Runaway Slaves in Britain on 30 May 2016

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (May 9, 1766).“AGNES … is a fair straight made lusty Mulatto, and has small breasts.” When the Virginia Gazette made its debut in the Adverts 250...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 May 2016

May 2

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette (May 2, 1766).“RUN away … a Negro man named PETER.” I could not select a single advertisement to feature today. Instead, I have chosen an entire genre:...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 May 2016

Harriet Tubman and Andrew Jackson

In 2020 the United States Treasury will begin issuing new $20 bills, and on 20 April 2016 Jacob L. Lew, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, announced that Harriet Tubman would replace President Andrew Jackson on the front of these new notes. Jackson’s...
From: Runaway Slaves in Britain on 29 Apr 2016

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