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April 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “ASSORTMENT of GOODS, Agreeable to the RESOLUTIONS.” The partnership of Smith and Atkinson informed consumers in and around Boston that they stocked “A small...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Apr 2020

The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Misfortune: The Fall of Fort Motte

The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas after the fall of Charleston was a great arena of war with hundreds of small battlefields. Some were... The post The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Misfortune: The Fall of Fort Motte appeared first on Journal of...

Mapping the Battle of Eutaw Springs: Modern GIS Solves a Historic Mystery

When dealing with available sources to investigate questions related to historical events, the researcher has at his disposal a limited set from which to... The post Mapping the Battle of Eutaw Springs: Modern GIS Solves a Historic Mystery appeared first...

This Week on Dispatches: Douglas R. Dorney, Jr. on Capt. John De Treville: Continental Officer and British Spy

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews architect and JAR contributor Douglas R. Dorney, Jr., on his research about Capt. John La Boularderie De... The post This Week on Dispatches: Douglas R. Dorney, Jr. on Capt. John De Treville:...

Tapping America’s Wealth to Fund the Revolution: Two Good Ideas that Went Awry

“Unless some great and capital change suddenly takes place,” Gen. George Washington wrote from Valley Forge on December 23, 1777,[1] to Henry Laurens, the... The post Tapping America’s Wealth to Fund the Revolution: Two Good Ideas that...

January

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.” It has been more than a year since any “NEW ADVERTISEMENTS” from Charles Crouch’s South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jan 2020

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this weel? “LONDON MAGAZINE.” Nicholas Langford, “Bookseller, on the Bay,” inserted an advertisement for the London Magazine in the December 7, 1769, edition of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Dec 2019

November 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “New Advertisements.” In the fall of 1769 Peter Timothy did good business when it came to publishing advertisements in the South-Carolina Gazette. Consider the November...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Nov 2019

November 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (November 16, 1769). “No Subscriber can purchase any NEGROES, or OTHER GOODS, or MERCHANDIZE WHATEVER.” On July 22, 1769, colonists who attended...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Nov 2019

November 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette (November 16, 1769). “He will sell at the lowest Advance, and allow ten per Cent. discount for CASH.” In the late 1760s James Courtonne operated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Nov 2019

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (November 9, 1769). “Advertisements, &c. not inserted in this Sheet, will be published in a Supplement.” Peter Timothy, printer of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Nov 2019

Captain John De Treville: Continental Officer and British Spy

In late June 1780 a messenger arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, with intelligence for Lt. Gen. Charles, Earl Cornwallis. The messenger, Capt. John La Boularderie... The post Captain John De Treville: Continental Officer and British Spy appeared...

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette (November 1, 1769). “His printed CATALOGUE may be had.” In an advertisement that ran on the front page of the November 2, 1769, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Nov 2019

October 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (October 26, 1769). “Neat Worsted Stuffs, proper for Negro Wenches Gowns.” Fourteen notices concerning enslaved men, women, and children appeared...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Oct 2019

October 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette (October 18, 1769). “For the Remainder of new Advertisements … turn to the last Page.” Peter Timothy, the printer of the South-Carolina...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Oct 2019

Fire-Hunting by Night in South Carolina: A Pursuit of British Officers

While George Hanger was for a time in limbo, waiting in mid May 1780 for a decision on his part in the British arrangements for... The post Fire-Hunting by Night in South Carolina: A Pursuit of British Officers appeared first on Journal of the American...

September 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (August 31, 1769). “Orders from the country will be punctually answered.” When William Wilson placed an advertisement about “a fresh...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Sep 2019

Top 5 Explosions of the Revolutionary War

During the era of the American Revolution, cannons did not fire exploding projectiles, so the image of explosions on the battlefield doesn’t apply. Mortars... The post Top 5 Explosions of the Revolutionary War appeared first on Journal of the American...

August 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (August 24, 1769). “He is determined … not to import any more Goods.” In August 1769, Joshua Lockwood promoted “A VERY neat Assortment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Aug 2019

Cornwallis Quits Charlotte, Abandoning the Autumn Campaign of 178

This article is a companion piece to one of mine that appeared in this journal on July 18, 2017. Beginning with the start of the... The post Cornwallis Quits Charlotte, Abandoning the Autumn Campaign of 1780 appeared first on Journal of the American...

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