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Thou Shalt Not Steal: Plunder, Theft, and Sticky Fingers

“The cunning man steals a horse, the wise man lets him alone.”[1] It had been less than three months since Congress had adopted a... The post Thou Shalt Not Steal: Plunder, Theft, and Sticky Fingers appeared first on Journal of the American...

January 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Stop the Felons!” Although colonial newspapers carried stories about a variety of events, much of the crime reporting appeared among the advertisements.  Rather...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jan 2021

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Cutting his throat, and stabbing him in the belly.” The advertising section of the Providence Gazette in the early 1770s sometimes read like a late nineteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Sep 2020

August 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A THEFT.” The August 4, 1770, edition of the Providence Gazette included advertisements that promoted consumers goods and services for sale, but it also featured several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Aug 2020

The Pudding Pinching Heifer Heisters

New blogpost written for the Forms of Labour Project exploring everyday life and work in early modern England through the depositions of a Lancashire quarter sessions court case. Featuring an industrious duck-wife, a vision-granting witch, gossiping stonemen,...
From: Ludicrus Histories on 10 Jul 2020

Online Archives Unlocked: What’s in it for Crime Historians?

By Cassie Watson; posted 13 June 2020. At a time when none of us can go to any archive, I decided to investigate the online contents of collections made temporarily available to university staff and students during the Covid-19 pandemic. I also purchased...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 13 Jun 2020

Can You Steal a Peacock? Animals in Early Modern Law

Posted by Krista J. Kesselring, 22 April 2020. Can you steal a peacock? Jurists once debated this question and, for a time at least, said ‘no’. As animals meant for pleasure rather than for profit, peacocks were not ‘larcenable’....
From: Legal History Miscellany on 22 Apr 2020

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The trifling expence of a News Paper.” Colonists did not have to subscribe to newspapers to gain access to their contents.  Some subscribers passed along newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Mar 2020

The Legend of Margaret Catchpole

Over two hundred years after her death, Margaret Catchpole (1762–1811) is remembered by many – for the things she was not and the things she did not do, largely because someone who never met her wrote her purported biography, which was largely...
From: Naomi Clifford on 29 Dec 2019

December 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “One of Mrs. Stoke’s hand bills relating to her boarding school in Charlestown.” Newspaper notices accounted for the vast majority of advertisements that circulated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Dec 2019

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Shop of the Subscribers was broke open, and sundry Things stolen.” Several advertisements relayed stories of theft in the December 2, 1769, edition of the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Dec 2019

November 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (November 11, 1769). “A THEFT.” Multiple reports of theft appeared among the advertisements inserted in the November 11, 1769, edition of the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Nov 2019

October 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (October 7, 1769). “STolen … a black Broadcloth Coat and Waistcoat.” Advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers reveal many avenues for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Oct 2019

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 1, 1769). “He will mend and clean a WATCH for one half what Simnet will, let him mend as cheap as he will.” Readers of the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Sep 2019

August 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (August 31, 1769).“The Store … was broke open and rob’d.” The August 31, 1769, edition of Richard Draper’s Massachusetts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Aug 2019

January 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Weekly News-Letter (January 26, 1769). “Sundry stolen Goods.” News did not appear solely among the news items in eighteenth-century newspapers. Instead, several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jan 2019

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 20, 1768).“Said Winter has all sorts of garden seeds to dispose of.” Robert Winter advertised “all sorts of garden seeds” almost as...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jul 2018

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (February 10, 1768).“RUN AWAY WITH … A SQUARE STERN PILOT-BOAT.” When Captain Samuel Covell departed Savannah for Barbados in early February 1768...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Feb 2018

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (October 2, 1767).“WILLIAM ROGERS, a notorious villain, for shop lifting.” In the fall of 1767, William Crossing placed an advertisement in the New-London...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Oct 2017

18th-Century Barbers at the Old Bailey.

As my project on the health and medical history of facial hair rolls ever Belforward, I’ve recently turned my attention to barbers and their role in shaping and managing facial hair through time. Amongst the many questions I’m looking at are...
From: DrAlun on 28 Apr 2017

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