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John Rutledge: Governor of South Carolina, 1779

John Rutledge had been prominent in South Carolina politics virtually since establishing his Charleston law practice in 1761. He served in the General Assembly,... The post John Rutledge: Governor of South Carolina, 1779 appeared first on Journal of the...

John Rutledge: Delegate from South Carolina, 1765–1775

John Rutledge is one of those members of the founding generation who often get overlooked. Yet, for every Jefferson, Adams, or Washington, there were... The post John Rutledge: Delegate from South Carolina, 1765–1775 appeared first on Journal of...

Anne Rossignol, Madame Dumont, and Dr. John Schmidt Junior: Community and Accommodation in Charleston, South Carolina, 1790 – 184

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Suzanne Krebsbach In 1857, physician John...
From: Age of Revolutions on 1 Feb 2021

Britain’s Last Throw of the Dice Begins—the Charlestown Campaign of 178

By the close of 1779 British possessions in the revolted colonies were confined in the north to New York City, Long Island, and Penobscot.... The post Britain’s Last Throw of the Dice Begins—the Charlestown Campaign of 1780 appeared first...

August

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “ALL the STOCK of GOODS.” Most advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers ran multiple times.  Compositors set the type once and then used it over and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Aug 2020

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week (or last week)? “The Price of FLOUR.” The new semester will soon begin.  With it, undergraduate students will once again make contributions to the Adverts 250...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Aug 2020

July 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Gentlemen who please to favour us with their Subscriptions, shall have their Names carefully published in an alphabetical List.” Like many books, maps were often...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jul 2020

July 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “LIBERTY.  A POEM” “A NEGRO CARPENTER.” On July 26, 1770, at least thirty-one advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children appeared in newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jul 2020

This Week on Dispatches: Jeff Dacus on the “Tower of Victory” at the Siege of Fort Watson

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Jeff Dacus on how Light Horse Harry Lee and Francis Marion were able to successfully capture... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jeff Dacus on the “Tower of...

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SIMON FRANKS, by an Advertisement … forth that I, MARGARET-JACOB-ENNER FRANKS, his Wife, eloped for him.” On July 10, 1770, Simon Franks placed a short advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jul 2020

July 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “LIBERTY. A POEM.” Current events were not confined to the news and editorials in colonial newspapers published during the era of the American Revolution. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jul 2020

June 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “American manufactured, BROWN and mixed coloured THREAD STOCKINGS.” Advertisers considered “Buy American” a powerful appeal that would resonate with consumers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jun 2020

This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Waters on Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter and the Revolution in the South

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews author, land conservationist, and JAR contributor Andrew Waters on how Nathanael Greene and Thomas Sumter fought against... The post This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Waters on Nathanael...

This Week on Dispatches: Stephen John Katzberg on Mapping the Battle of Eutaw Springs

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer speaks with electrical engineer and JAR contributor Stephen John Katzberg on the significance of the Battle of Eutaw... The post This Week on Dispatches: Stephen John Katzberg on Mapping the Battle...

May 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All American Manufactures.” Thomas Shute’s advertisement occupied a privileged place in the May 4, 1770, edition of the South-Carolina Gazette.  It appeared...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2020

Cornwallis and the Winter Campaign, January to April 1781

Leaving Colonel Francis Lord Rawdon to command in the field from Georgetown to Augusta, Lt. Gen. Charles Earl Cornwallis, the British General Officer Commanding... The post Cornwallis and the Winter Campaign, January to April 1781 appeared first on Journal...

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