The Early Modern Commons

Search Results for "Boston"

Showing 1 - 20 of 958

Your search for posts with tags containing Boston found 958 posts

September 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To be Sold by OLIVER SMITH, at the Golden Mortar.” Oliver Smith, an apothecary, promoted a variety of remedies in an advertisement in the September 19, 1771, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Sep 2021

September 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “George Spriggs, Gardner to John Hancock, Esq.” In the early 1770s, George Spriggs supplied colonists with fruit trees.  In September 1771, he placed advertisements in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Sep 2021

September 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He has invented an HAIR-ROLL upon an entire new Construction.” In the 1770s, fashionable women preferred a towering hairstyle known as the high roll.  Their high hair testified...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Sep 2021

September 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Public Vendue, At the Auction-Room in Queen street.” Colonial consumers encountered advertisements for all sorts of goods when they perused the pages of the Boston Evening-Post...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Sep 2021

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Those who have taken subscriptions of others, [send] their lists … to the Publisher.” In the course of just a few days late in the summer of 1771, readers in New England,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2021

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The List of Subscribers will be committed to the Press in a few Weeks.” When John Dunlap set about publishing “ALL THE POETICAL WRITINGS, AND SOME OTHER PIECES, OF THE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Sep 2021

August

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “As low a Price, as … can be purchased for at any Shop in th[i]s Town.” In the summer of 1771, Richard Jennys sold a “Variety of English, Scotch and India Goods” at his...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Aug 2021

August 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Will make as good Allowance to Travelling Traders, &c. as if purchased of the Printer.” A portion of the commencement exercises at Harvard in 1771 generated such enthusiasm...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Aug 2021

Silas Talbot, Continental Army Mariner

Silas Talbot was a remarkable Revolutionary War notable who was astute and tactically flexible. He was at various times an artisan, entrepreneur, privateer, Rhode... The post Silas Talbot, Continental Army Mariner appeared first on Journal of the American...

August 16

Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ran away … a Negro man slave named BOSTON.” An enslaved man known as Boston was determined to seize his liberty in the summer of 1771.  He escaped from...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Aug 2021

August 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Bickerstaff’s Almanack For the Year 1772, Will be published in September next.” Even though the middle of August 1771 was early, John Fleeming apparently determined that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Aug 2021

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Mary Smith … will be obliged to the friends of her Husband for their Custom.” Following the death of her husband Thomas, a twine spinner, Mary Smith operated the family business...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Aug 2021

August 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The first Person that ever set up, and regularly maintain’d a Stage Carriage in New-England.” John Stavers was not pleased when a competitor set up stagecoach service...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Aug 2021

August 7

What weas advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Diapers for clouting, napkins and table cloths.” Throughout the summer of 1771, Bethune and Prince ran an advertisement for “IRISH LINNENS” in the Massachusetts Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Aug 2021

Election Sermons and Collective Identity in Massachusetts, 1760–1775

“It is Hoped that this People will Unitedly Exert Themselves:”[1] In August 1765, crowds gathered on the streets of Boston protesting Parliament’s Stamp Act,... The post Election Sermons and Collective Identity in Massachusetts, 1760–1775 appeared...

July 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Now Selling very Cheap.” In the decades prior to the American Revolution, purveyors of goods and services regularly incorporated appeals to price into their advertisements. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jul 2021

July 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Particulars in our next.” In late July 1771, Benjamin Edes and John Gill, printers of the Boston-Gazette, ran short on space for advertising.  In the July 22 edition,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jul 2021

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Brown Sugars of various Qualities.” Like most advertisements that ran in eighteenth-century newspapers, Joseph Barrell’s notice in the July 22, 1771, edition of the Boston...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2021

“That a General be Appointed to command”

After the events at Lexington and Concord on April 19, it appeared that military force of some sort might be warranted in dealing with... The post “That a General be Appointed to command” appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Page 1 of 48123456Last »

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.