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Your search for posts with tags containing Credit found 14 posts

May 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 23, 1769). “3s. 4d. to be paid at Entrance.” Eighteenth-century newspaper printers often treated the colophon as advertising space, promoting the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 May 2019

March 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 9, 1768).“Credit will be given till next crop for the land.” After acquiring a wharf and storehouse in the summer of 1766, William Moore turned...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Mar 2018

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 2, 1768).“They engage to take back every Article from a Customer, that they can make the least reasonable Objection against.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Feb 2018

Rethinking the meaning of imprisonment in the 1690s

  What does it mean to be a prisoner? Most of us today would cite confinement within bars or walls as a defining characteristic. But this was not necessarily the case in the early modern period, when some prisoners enjoyed freedom of movement. Debtors...
From: Early Modern Prisons on 7 Sep 2017

April 4

GUEST CURATOR: Megan Watts What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 4, 1767).“Said OLNEY has a few goods remaining yet unsold, which he will sell cheap for cash.” I chose this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Apr 2017

March 15

GUEST CURATOR: Daniel McDermott What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (March 14, 1767).“Knight Dexter DESIRES all those indebted to him … to make speedy Payment.” Knight Dexter...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Mar 2017

March 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (March 7, 1767).“A fresh Assortment of English and West-India Goods.” The March 7, 1767, issue of the Providence Gazette included several advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Mar 2017

Answers for Grizel and Jean Frasers daughters to the deceast Alezander Fraser

Author: Fraser, Grizel. Title:Answers for Grizel and Jean Frasers daughters to the deceast Alezander Fraser of Phoppachy, to the petition of Simon Lord Lovat. Publication:[Edinburgh] : publisher not identified, [3 February 1738] Catalog Record...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Aug 2016

June 14

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (June 13, 1766).“Those who fail complying may depend upon being sued.” Merchants, shopkeepers, and artisans frequently placed advertisements advising their...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jun 2016

May 13

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Newport Mercury (May 12, 1766).It appears that James Morton’s primary purpose in placing this advertisement was to inform customers who had purchased goods on credit that they...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 May 2016

what those libraries were in The Toast

I thoroughly enjoyed “How To Decorate Your Dream Library” by Amy Collier for The Toast. But because I am me, I was made insane by the lack of captions identifying any of the libraries pictured, so I went ahead and worked my way through...
From: Wynken de Worde on 5 Jan 2016

how to destroy special collections with social media

I just got back from a wonderful trip to Rare Book School to deliver a talk in their 2015 lecture series. It was the last week of their summer season in Charlottesville, the week when the Descriptive Bibliography course (aka “boot camp”) was...
From: Wynken de Worde on 31 Jul 2015

Guest Post: Will the Real Paul Cuffee Please Stand Up?

Jeffrey A Fortin is an Assistant Professor of History at Emmanuel College, Boston.  He is currently finishing up a book on Paul Cuffee. Credit cards, electronic banking, online shopping, and a host of other modern forms of commerce did not exist at the...
From: The Junto on 2 Feb 2015

1764 Revolution Rising - The Currency Act

.On September 1, 1764, Parliament passed the Currency Act, effectively assuming control of the colonial currency system. The act prohibited the issue of any new bills and the reissue of existing currency. Parliament favored a "hard currency" system based...
From: 18th-century American Women on 25 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:

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.