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Loyalists and the Birth of Libraries in New England: The Marriage of Martin and Abigail Howard

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Abby Chandler Martin Howard was a Revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 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

An Eradication: Empire, Enslaved Children, and the Whitewashing of Vaccine History

By Farren E. Yero On February 12, 1804, at seven in the morning, an eight-year-old girl stood in the living room of Dr. don Tomás Romay. Her arm still throbbed, a slight if persistent hum that seemed to invite her touch. Involuntarily, she reached...
From: Age of Revolutions on 7 Dec 2020

“They Chase Specters”: The Irrational, the Political, and Fear of Elections in Colonial Pennsylvania

By J. L. Tomlin Surveying the situation on the eve of Pennsylvania’s 1726 General Assembly elections, Quaker James Logan realized he’d come to despise the colony’s democratic process. To him, its participants were seemingly “vile...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Dec 2020

Velasco’s Peru: A Return to a Revolution

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Rohan Chatterjee When...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Nov 2020

Reckoning with Revolution in Nicaragua

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Mateo Jarquín ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Nov 2020

Unfinished Revolutions and the Politics of Postponement in Guatemala

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Julie Gibbings On August...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Nov 2020

Settler colonial violence and the Maritime fisheries

Angela Tozer Canadian settler colonialism set the stage for the current attacks on Mi’kmaw fishers from Sipekne’katik First Nation. From the end of summer and into the fall of 2020, settler fishers argued that the Department of Fisheries and...
From: Borealia on 23 Nov 2020

Peru’s Hydraulic Revolution

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Gonzalo Romero Sommer ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Nov 2020

Coup in Peru Webinar

*** Hosted in conjunction with Smith College and Baruch College, Age of Revolutions is happy to present the recording of the “Emergency Webinar: Coup in Peru” held this past Friday, November 13th. Javier Puente (Smith College moderated...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Nov 2020

“La gloria es suya y nadie puede quitársela”: Estatuas, monumentos y la memoria del racismo en Cuba

La serie “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” explora los ángulos coloniales y postcoloniales de la historia revolucionaria de la región. ¡Lean la serie completa! [This post is a part of our “Latin America’s...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Nov 2020

Mother Harriet Maxwell

This entire year of posts exploring the experiences and achievements of Salem women on #SalemSuffrageSaturdays has not featured a single immigrant: a big slight given the important role of immigration in our nation’s, and city’s history. It...
From: streets of salem on 14 Nov 2020

Scholars of Peru and Latin America Express their Concern about the Political Crisis and Condemn the Parliamentary Coup in Peru

Read the statement below and consider signing your name to it here. We, the undersigned, scholars of Peru and Latin America, express our concern about the ongoing political crisis in Peru and publicly condemn the parliamentary coup orchestrated by...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Nov 2020

The Hegemonic Pact and Radical Politics in Argentina

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Julia Kornberg & Pablo...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Nov 2020

A root “that our French call rosary”: Foodways in Indigenous and French North America

Renée Girard In early modern France, foraging practices were associated with a ‘primitive’ style of food procurement, with times of dearth, and with poverty. God had given nature to his children for them to control, and agriculture...
From: Borealia on 9 Nov 2020

“I Will Return and I Will Be Millions!” The Many Lives of Túpac Amaru

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Miguel La Serna The image...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Nov 2020

“La Esperanza de América Latina”: The Ongoing Student Revolution in Colombia

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Amanda C. Waterhouse ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Oct 2020

Teach My Research: Jesuits and Demons in New France

Mairi Cowan [Teach My Research is an occasional series at Borealia to help connect research and teaching, putting the latest scholarship on early Canadian history–Indigenous, French, British, or early national, to about 1900–into our...
From: Borealia on 26 Oct 2020

Sobre el concepto de despertar social: el reclamo por otra soberanía en las revueltas del 18 de octubre en Chile

La serie “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” explora los ángulos coloniales y postcoloniales de la historia revolucionaria de la región. ¡Lean la serie completa! [This post is a part of our “Latin America’s...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Oct 2020

L’Ouverture High School: Race, Place, and Memory in Oklahoma

By Erica Johnson Edwards Growing up white in rural Oklahoma, I only had a few Black schoolmates, did not have any Black teachers, and did not learn about the Haitian Revolution. In fact, I only first learned about this world historical event during...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Sep 2020

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Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.