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23 July 2021

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Medals of the Rev. G. Whitefield, deceased.” Samuel Hall, printer of the Essex Gazette, inserted several...

Slavery Advertisements Published July 23, 1771

23 July 2021

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity...

July

22 July 2021

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “DUTCH FANS, upon different constructions.” Yesterday’s entry featured an advertisement for “ROLLING...

Slavery Advertisements Published July 22, 1771

22 July 2021

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity...