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Your search for posts with tags containing Enslaved Women found 10 posts

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (September 28, 1769). “A likely healthy Negroe … to dispose of.” Shopkeeper Magdalen Devine occasionally advertised in the Pennsylvania Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Oct 2019

August 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (August 17, 1769).“A Negro Woman that can do Household Work, to let out by the Year.” In the era of the American Revolution, enslavement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Aug 2019

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 10, 1769). “TO BE SOLD, (At a Distance from the Town of Providence only).” Among the advertisements in the June 10, 1769, edition of the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jun 2019

November 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 24, 1768).“SUKEY HAMILTON, cook to the late Govenror, with her youngest daughter.” The name Sukey Hamilton, belonging...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Nov 2018

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 1, 1768).“RUN away … Negro woman named GRACE … appears to be young with child.” In many instances, newspaper...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Sep 2018

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (March 12, 1768).“TO BE SOLD, (For no Fault, but on Account of her breeding fast) A healthy likely Negroe Wench.” For several weeks in February and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Mar 2018

February 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (February 13, 1768).“TO BE SOLD … A healthy likely Negroe Wench.” The pages of colonial newspapers regularly featured black women, including...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Feb 2018

October 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 21, 1767).“TO BE SOLD, A Likely Young NEGROE WNECH, Who can wash, and is very handy in a house.” The October 21, 1767, edition of the Georgia...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Oct 2017

October 17

GUEST CURATOR: Lindsay Hajjar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (October 17, 1766).“ALSO, An able body’d hearty Wench 16 Years old (with a sucking Child.” This advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Oct 2016

August 6

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 6, 1766).“TALL SLIM LIKELY YOUNG NEGROE GIRL.” It would have been impossible to overlook Donald Mackay’s description of Maria, an enslaved young...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Aug 2016

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