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Your search for posts with tags containing Abolitionist found 5 posts

Phyllis Wheatley and the Abolitionist Alternative

By Spencer Jackson, The University of Queensland Near the end of his wonderful new history of the Russian Revolution, October,[1] China Miéville quotes Bruno Schulz’s 1937 reflections on ‘events that have no place of their own in time’....
From: Histories of Emotion on 30 Nov 2017

Emotions and the Precarious History of International Humanitarianism

By Emma Hutchison, The University of Queensland Today, 19 August 2017, marks World Humanitarian Day, a day that celebrates the compassionate achievements of countless individuals and humanitarian movements throughout history and around the world. Sponsored...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 Aug 2017

Your Ancestor – Slave or Slave owner ?

Portrait of Sir James Esdaile (1714-1793) by Sir Joshua Reynolds   If your ancestor was in the small minority of people who owned land or property then tracking them back beyond civil registration and the nineteenth century censuses may be relatively...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 16 Mar 2013

The Abolitionists Ride Again: Part 2

Jonathan Wilson and Kenneth Owen discuss the second episode of PBS's documentary The Abolitionists.
From: The Junto on 17 Jan 2013

Abolitionism in popular culture: “Am I not a man and a brother?”

History of religious abolitionism “‘Am I not a man and a brother?’” This legendary quote forms the inscription of a popular, eighteenth century anti-slavery medallion produced by the nonconformist lawyer Josiah Wedgewood. This relic delivers,...
From: Eighteenth-Century Media on 15 Dec 2012

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

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The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

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In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.