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October 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (October 3, 1769). “A Likely Negro LAD.” Nathan Frazier’s advertisement for “a very good assortment of Fall and Winter GOODS” ran once...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Oct 2019

How Magna Carta Influenced the American Revolution

In 1984, Ross Perot purchased a copy of the 1297 reissuance of the Magna Carta from the Brudenell family who had held the document... The post How Magna Carta Influenced the American Revolution appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The East India Company and Parliament’s Fateful Decision of 1767

India, the fabled land of rubies, diamonds, gold, tigers, and mystery, captured the imagination of the British people in the mid 1700s. Robert Clive... The post The East India Company and Parliament’s Fateful Decision of 1767 appeared first on Journal...

The Exception to “No Taxation Without Representation”

“I know not why we should blush to confess that molasses was an essential ingredient in American independence.”— John Adams[1] A one penny per... The post The Exception to “No Taxation Without Representation” appeared first...

”Cheat them much as you can of ye Duties”

The Connecticut merchant Nathaniel Shaw, Jr., shipped a lot of molasses to merchants in New York and Philadelphia. Since there was very little sugar cane grown around New London, he was buying that commodity in the Caribbean—mostly from French and...
From: Boston 1775 on 31 Aug 2019

Sulfur of Saturn

The Roman Goddess Ops, 'sweet'-heart (and wife)of Saturn, Peter Paul Rubens c. 1630,“Abundance (Abundantia).” [1]Antonio Neri’s book on glassmaking, L'Arte Vetraria, devotes an entire chapter to making artificial gems. These...
From: Conciatore on 15 Apr 2019

February 26

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Evening-Post (February 20, 1769). “Two Tierces of SUGAR of the first Quality.” Sugar was a sought-after consumer good, closely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Feb 2019

The Molasses Act: A Brief History

The Molasses Act of 1733 levied a duty of six pence per gallon on foreign molasses imported into British colonies in North America. The... The post The Molasses Act: A Brief History appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

“Just imported, and to be sold by Mary Jackson”

After her business partner Robert Charles died, Mary Jackson stepped up her advertising from the Sign of the Brazen Head. Her main business was brass hardware and metals, both made in the shop and shipped in from Britain. For example, the Boston Evening-Post...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Jan 2019

Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage

An interesting article. Apparently it was very common to add a variety of spices to chocolate, two of which was wine & sugar, known as "wine chocolate". Well worth reading.Keith.https://books.google.com.au/books?id=zwVS5gsJMUcC&pg=PA2006-IA32&lpg=PA2006-IA32&dq=tinned+iron+cooking+kettles&source=bl&ots=DjtFi_BDZo&sig=mgxuo6b_La6svPlgrBHaE2EKe1c&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjXtMeEnqreAhUUQH0KHZsXAYw4FBDoATADegQIBxAB#v=onepage&q=tinned%20iron%20cooking%20kettles&f=false
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Oct 2018

The Sugar Act: A Brief History

The Sugar Act of 1764 levied taxes on imports to British colonies in North America. In doing so, the act marked a change in... The post The Sugar Act: A Brief History appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

1764 Revolution Rising - The Sugar Act - The Revenue Act - The American Duties Act

Poor old England endeavoring to reclaim his wicked American children. British political cartoon shows England as a elderly man leaning on a crutch, trying to pull the American colonists by the nose. Below the image is a Shakespeare quote from Henry VI,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 18 Jul 2018

Sulfur of Saturn

The Roman Goddess Ops, 'sweet'-heart (and wife)of Saturn, Peter Paul Rubens c. 1630,“Abundance (Abundantia).” [1]Antonio Neri’s book on glassmaking, L'Arte Vetraria, devotes an entire chapter to making artificial gems. These...
From: Conciatore on 25 Jun 2018

SUGAR VERSUS HONEY IN BYZANTINE RECIPES

By Petros Bouras-Vallianatos The Byzantine Empire, with its capital in Constantinople (now Istanbul), then a mainly Greek-speaking region, constituted a natural crossroads between East and West for more than a millennium (AD 324–1453). Its history...
From: The Recipes Project on 21 Sep 2017

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 2, 1767).“EXCEEDING GOOD OLD BARBADOS RUM, by the hogshead, quarter-cask, or small quantity.” Horton and Moore placed a fairly simple advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2017

Sulfur of Saturn

The Roman Goddess Ops, 'sweet'-heart (and wife) of Saturn, Peter Paul Rubens c. 1630, “Abundance (Abundantia).” [1] Antonio Neri’s book on glassmaking, L'Arte Vetraria, devotes an entire chapter to making artificial gems....
From: Conciatore on 2 Aug 2017

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 22, 1767).“SUGAR … RUM … NEGROES … NEGROE SHOES.” Cowper and Telfairs’ business, at least the aspects promoted in this...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jul 2017

April 17

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 17, 1767).“BEST London BOHEA TEA” In this advertisement Henry Appleton promoted “BEST London BOHEA...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Apr 2017

December 1

GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Sears What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (December 1, 1766).“A Parcel of choice JAMAICA SUGARS.” Since this advertisement from the December 1, 1766, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Dec 2016

Trans-Imperial Geographies of Rum: Production and Circulation

By Bertie Mandelblatt In 1781, on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, Joseph-François Charpentier de Cossigny published a treatise on how to safely produce a series of distilled liquors whose base material was sugar cane, writing: For...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Nov 2016

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