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The Constitution Counted Free Women and Children—And It Mattered

As adopted by the Constitutional Convention, Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the Constitution mandated that the population numbers forming the basis for... The post The Constitution Counted Free Women and Children—And It Mattered appeared first...

This Week on Dispatches: Todd Braisted on Discovering Barnard E. Griffiths, Queen’s Ranger, Emancipated Slave

Dispatches can now be easily accessed on the JAR main menu. Host Brady Crytzer discusses historian Todd Braisted’s remarkable discovery of a slave who... The post This Week on Dispatches: Todd Braisted on Discovering Barnard E. Griffiths, Queen’s...

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 27

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette [Rind] (April 27, 1769).“To be SOLD … before Mr. Anthony Hay’s door, in Williamsburg … TWENTY LIKELY...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Apr 2019

April 23

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Georgia Gazette (April 26, 1769). “Brought to the Work House, a TALL STOUT ABLE NEGROE FELLOW … says his name is Michael.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Apr 2019

April 19

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 19, 1769). “ABOUT TWENTY-ONE VALUABLE PLANTATION SLAVES.” On April 19, 1769, Benjamin Fox put an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2019

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette [Rind] (December 22, 1768). “A SCHEME of a LOTTERY.” Bernard Moore did not specify why he set about “disposing of certain LANDS, SLAVES, and STOCKS”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Dec 2018

Thomas Anson

This is a guest blog written by independent researcher Audrey Dewjee. Audrey has than 40 years of research, mainly examining and unearthing the history of black people in Britain. She collaborated with the project while it was in the research stage, allowing...
From: Runaway Slaves in Britain on 14 Dec 2018

November 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 16, 1768).“About THIRTY VERY LIKELY SLAVES.” Inglis and Hall’s advertisement for “About THIRTY VERY LIKELY SLAVES” ran in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Nov 2018

Interview with Ramin Ganeshram, author of The General’s Cook: A Novel

JAR: In a nutshell, can you give us a basic overview of The General’s Cook? RG: The General’s Cook is about George Washington’s enslaved chef, Hercules,... The post Interview with Ramin Ganeshram, author of The General’s...

October 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 19, 1768).“A few new Negroes, will be sold on the most reasonable terms.” The partnership of Cowper and Telfairs repeatedly inserted a list-style...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Oct 2018

“sort of a little biography”

A couple of months ago there was an article in my local paper that described a situation in a nearby middle school. The social studies teacher had included creating a newspaper advertisement for a runaway slave as one of the independent activities available...
From: In the Words of Women on 27 Aug 2018

“Sing another,” he said . . . “but something jolly.”

Baroness von Riedesel continues to describe their stay in Virginia to which the Convention Army, as prisoners of war, had been relocated. Her husband paid to have a house built for the family and they planted a garden which the Baron enjoyed. But he could...
From: In the Words of Women on 23 May 2018

April 19

GUEST CURATOR:  Anna MacLean What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (April 19, 1768).“TO BE SOLD … A PARCEL of valuable SLAVES.” In this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2018

17C American Women: The Southern Colonies

17C American Women: The Southern Colonies: Slaves Working in 17C Virginia Unknown artist c 1670 Wikimedia In contrast to New England and the middle colonies, the Southern colonies...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Mar 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

Caesar, a cook at Novar House

On the 22nd of June 1771, on page 3 of the Edinburgh newspaper Caledonian Mercury, amongst advertisements for “GLASSES in Mr. Moffat’s shop”, the selling of the “Mansion-house and Manor Place of DALRY” and right next to details...
From: Runaway Slaves in Britain on 6 Nov 2017

September 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 30, 1767).“RUN AWAY … a NEGROE FELLOW, named LONDON.” Hundreds of advertisements for runaway slaves appeared in colonial American newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Sep 2017

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