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Consuming History—Or Are We?

By Marie Pellissier  I’ve always been fascinated by the appeal of food in living history museums—the sound and aromas of someone cooking over an iron stove or open hearth never fails to draw visitors’ attention. Since I moved to...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Feb 2021

February 21

What do newspaper advertisements published 250 years ago today tell us about the era of the American Revolution? “LIBERTY.  A POEM.” “RUN-AWAY … a Negro Boy named SAY.” Like every other newspaper printer in colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Feb 2021

February 7

Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “No one is to hire his Negro Man ABRAHAM, a Bricklayer, without his Consent.” Advertisements about enslaved people were ubiquitous in newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Feb 2021

January

Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A mulatto man slave named AARON, who brought suit against my father, Henry Randolph, in the General Court.” Some historians and other scholars...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jan 2021

January

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “WANTED on Purchase, or Hire by the Year, A Honest, handy, young Negro Fellow.” Thomas Green and Ebenezer Watson, the printers of the Connecticut Courant, extended...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jan 2021

November 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Stolen … a large Chesnut Canoe … taken away by Mr. Wait’s Negro.” In the fall of 1770, Samuel Clark placed an advertisement about a stolen canoe...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 2020

November 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “ABSENTED herself … a tall stout NEGRO … named LUCY.” Many of the advertisements in the November 15, 1770, edition of the South-Carolina Gazette offered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Nov 2020

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Two valuable negro men, and a negro wench with a female child.” Auctioneers Thomas William Moore and Company regularly advertised in the New-York Gazette and Weekly...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Nov 2020

November 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Said Negro was seen on board Capt. John Rogers’s Sloop.” When Pompey, an enslaved man, liberated himself by running away in the fall of 1770, Aaron Waitt enlisted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Nov 2020

November 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN away … a Negro Man Servant, named Pomp.” Like all newspapers published in colonial America, the Providence Gazette ran several sorts of “runaway”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Nov 2020

Alexander Hamilton’s Missing Years: New Discoveries and Insights into the Little Lion’s Caribbean Childhood

Alexander Hamilton’s life has been documented extensively and his exploits as an adult are well known. His early childhood, however, has long been a... The post Alexander Hamilton’s Missing Years: New Discoveries and Insights into the Little...

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “He is in want of two NEGRO MEN TAYLORS, for whom good Wages will be given.” In the early 1770s, Thomas fell operated a tailoring shop on Elliott Street in Charleston. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Oct 2020

September 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He is in want of two NEGRO MEN TAYLORS, for whom the highest Wages will be given.” The September 18, 1770, edition of the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Sep 2020

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

July 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Some Negroes likewise to be sold.” For several weeks in the summer of 1770, Henry Paget took to the pagers of the Providence Gazette to advertise several properties...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jul 2020

May 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN AWAY … BEN … of the Guiney country … TOM … very sensible and artful … his wife … BELLA.  DUBLIN … of the Ebbo country,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 May 2020

May 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Negro Boy … can work in the Iron Works, both at Blooming and at Refining.” Advertisements concerning several enslaved men and women ran in the Essex Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 May 2020

April 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN-AWAY … a NEGRO FELLOW, named MONDAY.” Newspaper coverage of the Boston Massacre in the weeks after it happened resulted in greater dissemination of advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Apr 2020

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

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