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Your search for posts with tags containing American Republic found 10 posts

Conquest Without War: U.S. Expansionism, the Age of Revolution, and the First Filibuster

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 Marco Cabrera Geserick The Age of Revolutions...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Jan 2021

Defining Democracy, Challenging ‘Democrats’

This is the inaugural post of our “Challenging Democratic Revolutions” series, which explores the ways in which democratic ideologies challenged Old Regimes and how revolutionaries challenged notions of democratic liberty. By Matthew...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Jul 2018

Elizabeth Drinker’s Haitian Revolution

By James Alexander Dun Elizabeth Drinker, a Quaker woman living in Philadelphia, heard stories from Saint Domingue.  She recorded some of them in her diary, a record she kept in various forms for nearly 50 years, beginning in 1758 and ending days...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Sep 2016

American Revolution Reading List

Age of Revolutions Reading List #2 American Revolution  Welcome to the second post in our Age of Revolutions reading list series. For this list, we asked Benjamin L. Carp and Michael McDonnell – two experts on the American Revolution...
From: Age of Revolutions on 1 Jun 2016

Washington’s Presidency: How the Revolutionary War Shaped the Executive Branch

By Lindsay M. Chervinsky George Washington wrote to his close friend, Henry Knox, on April 1, 1789, as he prepared to leave his beloved Mount Vernon for New York City to be sworn in as the first President of the United States. Washington confided in Knox...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Apr 2016

The Junto SHEAR 2014 Meet-up!

The Junto will be holding a meet-up for interested readers at this year's SHEAR meeting in Philadelphia on Saturday at 9:00pm in the DoubleTree Hotel.
From: The Junto on 14 Jul 2014

SHEAR 2013: Conference Recap

Kenneth Owen offers his personal reflections on the recent SHEAR Annual Meeting in St Louis, focusing particularly on questions of race and politics, and new approaches to the history of capitalism and political economy.
From: The Junto on 23 Jul 2013

SHEAR 2013: Presidential Plenary Session

This post comes to you from the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in St Louis. If you’re at the conference, please come and say hello! The SHEAR Annual Meeting kicked off this year with the Presidential...
From: The Junto on 19 Jul 2013

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:{search term or phrase}

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

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

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.