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Your search for posts with tags containing Slave for Sale found 15 posts

August

Who was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Parcel of young healthy NEW NEGROES.” A woodcut that crudely depicted four figures, presumably enslaved men, women, and children, adorned an advertisement in the August...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Aug 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

January 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A new Non-Importation Agreement.” “A Likely Negro Man and a Wench.” The first two advertisements that appeared in the January 25, 1770, edition of the New-York...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jan 2020

October 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (October 3, 1769). “A Likely Negro LAD.” Nathan Frazier’s advertisement for “a very good assortment of Fall and Winter GOODS” ran once...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Oct 2019

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

September 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (September 8, 1769). “A Negro Girl, between 2 and 3 Years of Age.” In the late 1760s, the Connecticut Journal, published in New Haven by Thomas Green...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Sep 2019

March

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 22, 1769). “TO BE SOLD … ONE NEGROE GIRL.” This advertisement from the Georgia Gazette talked about selling...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Mar 2019

March 1

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (March 10, 1769). “TO BE SOLD … A NEGRO MAN.” This advertisement in the Connecticut Journal offered an African...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Mar 2019

January 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Weekly News-Letter (January 5, 1768). “A Strong and healthy Negro MAN … addicted to be out of Nights.” An advertisement in the January 5, 1768, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jan 2019

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (September 20, 1768).“TO BE SOLD … A Likely, strong, and remarkably healthy Negro Girl.” The Essex Gazette commenced publication in Salem, Massachusetts,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Sep 2018

August 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Newport Mercury (August 15, 1768).“A likely new Negro Boy … just got clear of the Small-Pox.” When he wished to sell an enslaved youth in the summer of 1768,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Aug 2018

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (March 12, 1768).“TO BE SOLD, (For no Fault, but on Account of her breeding fast) A healthy likely Negroe Wench.” For several weeks in February and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Mar 2018

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

April 11

GUEST CURATOR: Shannon Dewar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 11, 1767).“TO BE SOLD, A likely, healthy, Negro Boy” Slave Sales in the North! I would like to highlight the location...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Apr 2017

August

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (August 22, 1766).“A Likely Negro Man about 30 Years of Age.” Yesterday’s featured advertisement announced that the sloop Ranger had arrived in Philadelphia...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Aug 2016

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