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This Week on Dispatches: Jonathan Bayer on the Fake News of Quebec’s Surrender

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews PhD student and JAR contributor Jonathan Bayer on his discovery of an account of the surrender... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jonathan Bayer on the Fake News of Quebec’s Surrender...

A Tory-Loving Town?

Salem has a bit of a reputation as a “Tory-loving town” due to the sentiments of some of its more conspicuous residents on the eve of the Revolution: prominent judges, merchants and lawyers could not reconcile their local and imperial loyalties...
From: streets of salem on 23 Apr 2021

April 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Grand Feast of Historical Entertainment … XENOPHONTICK BANQUET.” Robert Bell advertised widely when he published an American edition of William Robertson’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Apr 2021

“A Recipe for Cooking Husbands,” and Nineteenth-Century Joke Recipes

Avery Blankenship, PhD Student, Department of English, Northeastern University “A good many husbands are utterly spoiled by mismanagement,” begins a recipe printed in the December 31, 1885 edition of the South Carolina Anderson Intelligencer...
From: The Recipes Project on 15 Apr 2021

Print Media and Isaiah Thomas

‘Tis to ye Press & Pen we Mortals owe All we believe & almost all we know: —George Fischer, The American Instructor: or, Young... The post Print Media and Isaiah Thomas appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Fake News of the Surrender of Quebec: A Video Contribution

In 1776, the Pennsylvania Evening Post printed a letter, allegedly from Paris, which reported that American commander Benedict Arnold had captured the last major British... The post Fake News of the Surrender of Quebec: A Video Contribution appeared...

Victorian Crime News: Evidence Which Cannot Err or Deceive?

By Cassie Watson; posted 28 March 2021. Our ability to research the history of crime is expanding at a remarkable rate, as more and more legal documents and historic newspapers are digitised. Despite paywalls and the shortcomings associated with optical...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 28 Mar 2021

March 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Said Gazette has an extensive Circulation.” In the eighteenth century, some newspaper printers used the colophon on the final page to promote subscriptions and advertising,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Mar 2021

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Advertisements in this Paper are well circulated by this Conveyance and by the Western Rider.” On March 7, 1771, John Stavers and Benjamin Hart inserted an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Mar 2021

February 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “All ADVERTISEMENTS … translated gratis.” Henry Miller (Johann Heinrich Muller) printed the Wochentliche Philadelphische Staatsbote from January 1762 through...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Feb 2021

February 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The following BOOKS, which will be Sold for a little more than the SterlingCost.” John Boyles placed identical advertisements in the Boston-Gazette and the Massachusetts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Feb 2021

February 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “HIS Majesty’s Post-Master General … has been pleased to add a fifth Packet-Boat to the Station between Falmouth and New-York.” In January and February...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Feb 2021

Petit Treason

I have fewer courses this semester as I took some of my archived overload so I could finish my book, but this release has been somewhat overset by the fact that I’m teaching a brand new course for the first time in quite some time. I always update...
From: streets of salem on 1 Feb 2021

January 24

Who was the subject of advertisements in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today? “Will be SOLD, by PUBLIC VENDUE … in Baltimore Town, Maryland.” On January 24, 1771, Jacob Giles and W. Young placed an advertisement about an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jan 2021

Caroline Remond Putnam

Faithful readers of this blog will know that I am captivated by the Remonds, an African-American family of ten who lead exemplary lives of advocacy, activism and entrepreneurialism in Salem in the nineteenth-century, often centered around Hamilton Hall,...
From: streets of salem on 26 Dec 2020

December 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Royal Exchange Tavern … will be opened this Day as a COFFEE-HOUSE.” When Abigail Stoneman opened a new coffeehouse in Boston in December 1770, she attempted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Dec 2020

The Disposition of a Directress

Well I have to admit that I’m feeling pleased with myself this week as I have finished a challenging on-line semester of four courses while writing a book, my blog has reached its 10th anniversary, and I’m wrapping up my #SalemSuffrage Saturdays!...
From: streets of salem on 19 Dec 2020

November 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Said Negro was seen on board Capt. John Rogers’s Sloop.” When Pompey, an enslaved man, liberated himself by running away in the fall of 1770, Aaron Waitt enlisted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Nov 2020

October 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “MRS. SWALLOW begs Leave to inform the Publick.” Newman Swallow and Mrs. Swallow, presumably husband and wife, both ran newspaper advertisements in late October and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Oct 2020

Whist Women

I’ve learned a lot about Salem women, both as individuals and collectively, during this year of #salemsuffragesaturday posts, but there remain some gaps I’m looking to fill in the next few months. Of course I don’t have to stop posting...
From: streets of salem on 26 Sep 2020

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