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Rhode Island Acts to Prevent an Enslaved Family from Being Transported to the South

The American Revolution spurred the world’s first significant movement to abolish slavery and the African slave trade.[1] Before then, there was virtually no antislavery... The post Rhode Island Acts to Prevent an Enslaved Family from Being Transported...

May 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Enquire only for Dr Hill’s American Balsam.” Advertisements for patent medicines frequently appeared in early American newspapers.  In the spring of 1772, William Young...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 May 2022

“The Chiefs Now in This City:” Indians and the Urban Frontier in Early America

“The Chiefs Now in This City:” Indians and the Urban Frontier in Early America by Colin G. Calloway (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2021) BOOK... The post “The Chiefs Now in This City:” Indians and the Urban Frontier in Early America...

An Array of Amazing Caterer-Abolitionists!

I’m starting to work on the proposal for a book on Salem history to be published for the city’s 400th anniversary in 2026. This would be a joint enterprise: I have a colleague (and collegial) co-editor, Brad Austin, and we hope to have contributions...
From: streets of salem on 7 May 2022

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The elegant POEM, which the Committee of the Town of Boston had voted unanimously to be Published with the ORATION.” The May 4, 1772, edition of the Massachusetts Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2022

“A Man of His Time”: From Patrick Henry to Samuel Alito in US History

By Thomas Lecaque Samuel Alito’s draft majority ruling striking down Roe v Wade is everywhere in the news right now, for good reason. And in the midst of it, on page 24, he writes, “The inescapable conclusion is that a right to abortion is not...
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 May 2022

Seminar: “New Spain & the Early Globalization of Knowledge,” April 28, 2022, 10 am

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and Western Oregon University is hosting a free public seminar, “New Spain and the Early Globalization of Knowledge” in person in Austin and online Participants include Ralph Bauer, Jorge...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 26 Apr 2022

The 27th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence

“He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known... The post The 27th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence appeared first on Journal...

The Children’s Crusade: A Teenage Recollection of the American Revolution

By Tessa de Boer On August 4, 1781, a glittering frigate left the port of the Dutch isle of Texel. Its name was South Carolina, and it was tasked with transporting military supplies to the nascent United States, taking as many prizes as possible...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Apr 2022

My Charming Ancestor: Lost Spells and Sick Cattle

By Catherine Flood My 6x great grandfather, Timothy Butt, was a charmer. I discovered this recently when I came across a copy of a manuscript he wrote in a box of family papers.[i] Mostly a day book of accounts for his farm in Tillington, Sussex, it also...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Apr 2022


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Infants Morocco Shoes, and / Pumps, Womens / Lynn made / Ditto.” Duncan Ingraham, Jr., hoped that the format of his advertisement would help to draw attention to the goods...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2022

Cautionary Tales: The Upper Canada Rebellion and the Freedom Convoy

Jonathan Szo On 7 December 1837, a force of 1,200 troops marched down Yonge Street in the city of Toronto under the command of Sir Francis Bond Head, the lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada. Their destination was a wayside inn known as Montgomery’s...
From: Borealia on 19 Apr 2022

Revolution in Search of a Father: The Return of the Emir Abd el-Kader

By Mounira Keghida In March of 1962, the French Republic and the provisional government of Algeria brought one hundred and thirty-two years of French colonialism to an end with the signing of a series of agreements, collectively known as the Évian...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Apr 2022

Articles in the Colonial Latin American Review 31/1,

Colonial Latin American Review 31/1 (2022): Kelly Donahue-Wallace, “Imprinting exemplarity: a culture of print in Mexican nuns’ portraits.” Heather J. Allen, “Scriban voices in Chimalpahin’s transcription of La conquista de Mexico.“...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 13 Apr 2022

April 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Second Edition.” In the spring of 1772, Benjamin Edes and John Gill marked the second anniversary of the Boston Massacre by printing “AN ORATION DELIVERED MARCH 5th...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Apr 2022

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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:{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.