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Human Waste and Wasted Humans: Flotsam and Jetsam in the Anthropocene

Slaves in the Hold of the Albanoz (1846) by Lt. Francis Meynell © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London Shortly after midnight on March 18, 1973, the Zoe Colocotroni, an oil tanker commissioned by Mobil Oil Company, ran aground off the southwest...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 8 Jul 2019

David Holmes, Timothy Barnard, and Questionable Loyalties

With the Revolutionary War in full swing by August 1776, George Galphin penned a letter to his nephew, Timothy Barnard. Galphin started his letter... The post David Holmes, Timothy Barnard, and Questionable Loyalties appeared first on Journal of the American...

June 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Weekly News-Letter (June 8, 1769). “He will take second-hand Chaises in Pay for new.” Adino Paddock offered several methods for consumers to acquire carriages...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jun 2019

This Week on Dispatches: Harlow Giles Unger on Robert Morris and the American Revolution

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews distinguished journalist and historian Harlow Giles Unger about Robert Morris and his critical role in financially supporting the... The post This Week on Dispatches: Harlow Giles...

May 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (May 17, 1769). “HANDCUFFS and CHAINS … and sundry other Stores proper for the African trade.” The business of slavery was apparent throughout...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 May 2019

The civet trade in eighteenth-century London

By Kirsten James as part of the perfume series Civet was an indispensable ingredient for early modern perfumery. This yellow, musky-smelling liquid from the perineal glands of carnivorous civet animals (Viverra civetta) was used in a bewildering range...
From: The Recipes Project on 14 May 2019

Tales from the Archives: What Was Perfume in the Eighteenth Century?

In the UK, we are getting towards the end of the wonderful bluebell season. In some cooler parts of the country, forest floors are still covered with the delicately-scented flower. I love the earthy smell of bluebells as it blends with the other scents...
From: The Recipes Project on 2 May 2019

April 3

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Waters What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (May 1, 1769). “NEGROES … from CAPE-MOUNT, on the WINDWARD COAST, which is in the center...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Apr 2019

Customised Brass Trade Kettle.

I finally got round to cutting my Track Of The Wolf brass trade kettle down to a correct documented size! I also made & fitted the correct type of bail lugs for this type of kettle. It is much lighter now, & of course it will take up less room...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Apr 2019

Tales from the Archives: Drinkable Gold for the King of Siam

In my first months of co-editing duties here at The Recipes Project, one of my many delights has been the opportunity to dig back in our archives to rediscover posts I’ve loved over the years, to see them with fresh eyes. As a historian of Japan,...
From: The Recipes Project on 11 Apr 2019

The Forces Align

This past weekend was happening; the streets of Salem were full of tourists and the historical events in which I was somewhat involved came off very well: the Salem Resistance Ball at Hamilton Hall and the “Salt Cod for Silver” symposium...
From: streets of salem on 8 Apr 2019

April 5

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 5, 1769). “A PRIME CARGO OF NEW NEGROES.” Advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children were common in most...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Apr 2019

January 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (January 4, 1769). “They desire all persons indebted to them … to settle their respective debts.” Among purveyors of consumer goods in Savannah,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jan 2019

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (December 29, 1768).“Choice Fresh Lemmons.” Readers of the December 29, 1768, edition of Richard Draper’s Massachusetts Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jan 2019

Christmas Cookies in Series: Recipe Booklets and the Annual Reinvention of a Tradition

By Reinhild Kreis One of the early indicators that Christmas is just around the corner in Germany is the publication of Christmas cookies recipe booklets. Once it gets cold outside, readers are invited to heat up their ovens and ring in the holiday season...
From: The Recipes Project on 20 Dec 2018

Henry Laurens in England, 1771–177

On October 9, 1771, a ship arrived at the southwestern tip of England. The Earl of Halifax had spent twenty nine days crossing the Atlantic... The post Henry Laurens in England, 1771–1772 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Women in 17th Century New England

.In 17th century New England, women usually arrived with family members to band together in cooperative religious communities organized for the collective good which included shared economic goals. Almost immediately, their healthier living conditions...
From: 17th-century American Women on 23 Jun 2013

Appraising Affect in the Transatlantic Correspondence of Richard Popham and John Large

Michael Borsk When the Irish merchant Richard Popham found that his fortunes in New York had turned sour during the fall of 1826, he penned a letter to his acquaintance living in Upper Canada, John Large. “My mind is in a dreadful state of agitation,”...
From: Borealia on 19 Nov 2018

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