The Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD)

Document Type

Dataset

File Format

Excel

Abstract

This dataset contains information coded from Newspaper advertisements for RUNAWAY SLAVES published in Eighteenth-Century JAMAICA. While there are some gaps in the records because of missing newspapers, there are still a considerable number of advertisements included. One feature of the ads is that man identify the African ethnicity of runaway slaves.

Professor Douglas B. Chambers (and others in his project) transcribed and notated the advertisements and made them available online https://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00021144/00001. More information about the project and the ads is available at https://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00021144/00001/citation

Anthony Wood, currently a PhD in history at the University of Michigan, did most of the hard work of coding. Professor Billy G. Smith checked the results to eliminate mistakes.

Time Period: Start Date of Data Collection

2017

Time Period: End Date of Data Collection

2019

Time Period: Start Date of Data Coverage

1718

Time Period: End Date of Data Coverage

1795

Date of this Version

2019

Source(s)

Advertisements printed in newspapers published in 18th century Jamaica.

Professor Douglas B. Chambers (and others in his project) transcribed and notated the advertisements and made them available online https://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00021144/00001. More information about the project and the ads is available at https://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00021144/00001/citation

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Date Posted:30 July 2019