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Your search for posts with tags containing American Revolutionary War found 16 posts

“Native American Revolutions” Introduction – A Series on #VastEarlyNativeAmerica

Intro: Any perceptive #twitterstorian or scholar of the Age of Revolutions will notice the repeated reference to the idea of #VastEarlyAmerica. Karin Wulf named her blog after the historiographical shift. Other group and personal blogs have started to...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Oct 2017

Review of Van Buskirk’s Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution

Judith L. Van Buskirk, Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017) 312 pp. Review by Rachel Engl In Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 May 2017

The False Hope of Corn Stalk Rum during the American Revolution

By Jordan Smith What do you do when the most crucial resource for your business suddenly becomes unavailable? Over one hundred rum distillers operating in colonial North America confronted this very problem as the American Revolution began to unfold...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Nov 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

Masculinity in the Making: Exploring Manhood within the Continental Army

By Rachel Engl The Colo Observing that the open and Abominable practice of Drunkness prevails in his Regt without the least Shame or Restraint to the Prejudice of Good order and Discipline he hereby Strictly forbids any Liquer to be Sold in the Hutts...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Apr 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

Margaret Cochrane Corbin and the Papers of the War Department

Benjamin West’s “The Indians Giving a Talk to Colonel Bouquet in a conference at a Council Fire Near his Camp on the Banks of Muskingum in America, in October 1764, 1765″ (ca. 1764-1765). Gray wash and black ink with scratching out on...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 21 Oct 2014 launches

The official website for Reporting the Revolutionary War has launched. Videos, book details, reviews, speaking calendar, ordering links, articles, lesson plans and a mini-archive, which should be finished next week. Enjoy!

Reporting the Revolutionary War Contributor Spotlight IV

For the past several weeks, I have been sharing biographical details about the 37 contributors to Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News (Sourcebooks, November 2012). With this post, we are officially wrapping up that series....

Breaking Bloody News of Lexington and Concord

We live in a time of constant debate and discussion about political and military media coverage. Whether it is a presidential election or rebellion in the Middle East, the role of 21st-century media is constantly scrutinized. So, now is perhaps the best...

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.