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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

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

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

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

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.

Glass Beads

Six-layer glass chevron trade beads(photo attr. unknown)One of the oldest applications of glass, perhaps the oldest, is the production of beads. That development took place about 5000 years ago, but in the history of beadmaking, glass is a relatively...
From: Conciatore on 1 Oct 2018

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 10, 1768).“TO BE SOLD at YAMMACRAW, A PARCEL OF NEW NEGROES.” Several advertisements in the August 10, 1768, edition of the Georgia Gazette offered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Aug 2018

June 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 8, 1768).“A CHOICE CARGO OF 250 PRIME SLAVES.” In early June 1768 merchants Alexander Inglis and Nathaniel Hall advertised the sale of “A...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jun 2018

Glass Beads

Six-layer glass chevron trade beads (photo attr. unknown) One of the oldest applications of glass, perhaps the oldest, is the production of beads. That development took place about 5000 years ago, but in the history of beadmaking, glass is a relatively...
From: Conciatore on 13 Nov 2017

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 10, 1767).“Just imported … from London … Also in the last vessels from Philadelphia.” This advertisement by Samuel Douglass and Company...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jun 2017

Glass Beads

Six-layer glass chevron trade beads (photo attr. unknown) One of the oldest applications of glass, perhaps the oldest, is the production of beads. That development took place about 5000 years ago, but in the history of beadmaking, glass is a relatively...
From: Conciatore on 21 Dec 2016

The “P” is for Profit: Revolutionary War Privateers and the Slave Trade

The American Revolutionary War was fought largely by armies on the North American continent, however, like waves in a pond the conflict inevitably rippled... The post The “P” is for Profit: Revolutionary War Privateers and the Slave Trade...

September 8

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? South Carolina Gazette (September 8, 1766).“DAVID & JOHN DEAS, HAVE JUST IMPORTED … an assortment of other goods.” Contrary to what this short advertisement, rather...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Sep 2016

August 21

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (August 21, 1766).“A Parcel of healthy SLAVES, men, women, boys, and girls.” This advertisement reveals a hidden history of slavery that has been largely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Aug 2016

Guest Post: It’s Pronounced “Woo-ster”: The Omohundro Institute’s 22nd Annual Conference Recap

Andrew Johnson (@dajohnsonii) is a doctoral candidate in history at Rice University. His work explores the social and cultural intersections stemming from the trades in captive peoples, both Native American and trans-Atlantic, who happened to find themselves...
From: The Junto on 5 Jul 2016

Glass Beads

Chevron trade beads(photo attr. unknown) One of the oldest applications of glass, perhaps the oldest, is the production of beads. That development took place about 5000 years ago, but in the history of beadmaking, it is a relatively recent innovation....
From: Conciatore on 14 Dec 2015

Digital Pedagogy Roundtable, Part 3: Technical Knowledge

In today's contribution to the digital pedagogy roundtable, Joseph Adelman explores technical knowledge and quantitative evidence in digital history research assignments.
From: The Junto on 29 Jul 2015

The Bead Trade

Hord of Dutch and other European trade beadsOne of the oldest applications of glass, perhaps the oldest, is the production of beads. That development took place about 5000 years ago, but in the history of beadmaking, it is a relatively recent innovation....
From: Conciatore on 17 Dec 2014

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