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Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728 - 1800

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The Pennsylvania Gazette was published in Philadelphia from 1728 through 1800. It has been referred to as "The New York Times of the 18th century." Benjamin Franklin was owner and publisher from 1730 to 1750.  Full-text searching is provided for 1728 - 1800. One may also define a search by one or more chronological periods: 1728 - 1750, 1751 - 1765, 1766 - 1783, and 1784 - 1800. A detailed guide to searching is provided under Help.  African-American Newspapers -- as well as other papers provided by Accessible Archives -- may be searched simultaneously.  All citations are accompanied by a brief abstract of the corresponding piece. Searched terms are highlighted in the retrieved transcribed item.  A facsimile of the paper itself -- which may be enlarged to be very readable -- is provided.

Dates Covered

1728 - 1800.

Print Counterpart

The Pennsylvania Gazette is also available on microform at Lockwood MicFilm AN286.P466. See also Billy G. Smith and Richard Wojtowicz, Blacks Who Stole Themselves: Advertisements for Runaways in The Pennsylvania Gazette , 1728 - 1790 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989). Lockwood E443.B525.1989.

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