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Perpetual Motion: Fantasies of Technology, Slavery, and History

Once we stop thinking of the past as a failed but noble attempt at the present, many of its inexplicable, repulsive, or ridiculous aspects take on a new colour. A good example is alchemical transmutation, an evident impossibility that nevertheless occupied...
From: memorious on 24 Jun 2018

New Slave Ownership and Estate records

  This is just a quick post about the new records available at the Legacies of British Slave-ownership website. Newly added to the existing records of the slave owners who received compensation at the time of abolition are records of 8000 of the...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 27 Sep 2016

The Continental Toehold Dilemma

“The heart of the English Empire in the seventeenth-century Americas was Barbados,” according to Justin Roberts in his recent William and Mary Quarterly article.[1] That claim is perhaps not surprising—Richard Dunn established the social...
From: The Junto on 22 Sep 2016

Eighth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1695 #History #Scotland

The Cameronian’s general meeting at Leadhills continued to tackle those among themselves who were suspected of scandal. It was also still wrestling with events that had first appeared in 1687, the Barbados Collection and admitting David Houston...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 May 2016

Guest Post: Disaster, Death, and Distilleries

Guest Poster Jordan Smith examines eighteenth-century industrial disasters and explores what they reveal about early rum production in the Atlantic World.
From: The Junto on 22 Apr 2015

Teaching Through Primary Sources: Henry Drax’s Plantation Instructions

Primary sources form an important part of the assignments for any of my undergraduate classes. As with any set readings, some of these sources work more successfully than others. One source that has proven reliably successful is Henry Drax’s instructions...
From: The Junto on 14 Jan 2014

The Week in Early American History

Mail service was suspended in New England on Saturday (sadly, a possible harbinger of things to come), but a massive snowstorm (and the pain of shoveling) cannot stop the Junto’s week-in-review post. It seems odd that the day is passing with relatively...
From: The Junto on 10 Feb 2013

The Two Banishments of George Jackson: Flanders and Barbados

The Fortress of Luxembourg in 1684 In 1687, a George Jackson was processed for banishment to Barbados. Remarkably, this was the second time that Jackson had faced banishment… On 4 March, 1684, he had been banished to Flanders to serve in the regiment...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jan 2013

From Wigtown to Barbados: The Banishment of Alexander Ballie in 1687

Wigtown © Andy Farrington and licensed for reuse. Alexander Baillie from Wigtown parish in Galloway was banished to the plantations of Barbados in 1687 and rescued by the Society people in 1688… Ballie was captured by Captain Strachan’s troop...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jan 2013

Covenanters Out of Ayr Banished to Barbados in 1687

Ayr Two Society people, James Richart, a cooper from Ayr, and George Paton, a taylor in Ayr, were banished to Barbados in April, 1687. Both of the men were rescued… 1. James Richard, cooper in Ayr, Ayrshire. Richard, or Richart, was listed under...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jan 2013

The Banishment of Andrew Young in Eaglesham to Barbados in 1687

Threepland © Steve woodward and licensed for reuse. Andrew Young from Eaglesham parish was probably banished to the sugar plantations on the Barbados in 1687. His brother had already been banished to Carolina. Andrew Young was probably apprehended in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Jan 2013

From Glasgow to Barbados: A Preaching in Renfrewshire in January 1687

On Sunday 9 January, 1687, a Societies’ field preaching took place somewhere in Renfrewshire. Two Society people captured on the following day were later banished to Barbados. An Irishman who was also seized near Paisley was also probably connected...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Jan 2013

Separating property and housing market

In The Spectator, the ever-brilliant Rory Sutherland uses a 19th-century Barbados example to make an excellent economic point: If the all-party Parliamentary Housing Sub-Committee were to embark on a week-long fact-finding tour of Barbados, it would create...
From: Economic History Blog on 24 Sep 2012

James Renwick’s Preaching at Cumnock in 1686

In April, 1686, James Renwick field preached somewhere in Cumnock parish, Ayrshire. Three men, Hector Brown, John Brown in Cumnock and John Ramsay, a shoemaker in Ayrshire, were captured after the preaching. Two others may also have been captured after...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Sep 2012

James Renwick’s Halloween Preaching in 1686

On Hallowe’en, 1686, James Renwick preached at the Annick Water in Dreghorn parish, Ayrshire. Map of the Annick Water near Lambroughton earl of Linlithgow Four months after the preaching, the prisoners from it were brought before the earl of Linlithgow...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Sep 2012

The Three Women of the Lesmahagow Prayer Society Banished to Barbados in 1687

In late 1685, three women who were suspected of harbouring fugitive preachers were captured. Isobel Cassils, Agnes Keir and Isobel Steel were probably involved in supporting James Renwick and other leading Society people who frequently hid in Lesmahagow...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Sep 2012

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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

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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

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This is the basic structure:

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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.