View and analyze these advertisements from the Virginia Gazette (Links to an external site.) newspaper for runaway servants and runaway slaves in the early 18th century Virginia.
You must use both servant and slave advertisements from 2 of the 3 links below.
Demonstrate to me you read the advertisements by using examples and illustrations from these ads.
Answer these questions:
- After reading the advertisements, what did you learn about runaways, both servants and slaves? Cite the specific ad or ads (month and year). Be specific and use details and examples from the ads. Demonstrate that you read at least 2 ads for runaway servants and 2 ads for runaway slaves. ( 4 ads in all).
Use ads illustrations and examples from different advertisements and use at least 2 links below.
Cite the source by specific date,
runaway servant and slave ads from September 1737 (Links to an external site.)
runaway servant and slave ads from February 1738 (Links to an external site.)
runaway servant and slave ads from September 1745 (Links to an external site.)
- What surprised you? (Be specific) Cite the specific ad or ads, month and year of the ads you discuss. Make sure that you describe both slaves and servants.