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Jemima Howe: Two Competing Captivity Narratives

Jemima Howe (1724–1805), a pioneer woman of the early Vermont frontier wilderness, survived a 1755 abduction along with her seven children ranging from six... The post Jemima Howe: Two Competing Captivity Narratives appeared first on Journal of the...

Experience 18th century life at Daniel Boone Homestead.

Experience 18th century life at Daniel Boone HomesteadEvent: Heritage Day – An Eighteenth-Century ExperienceWhen: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Exeter TownshipAdmission: $7 for...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Sep 2019

Sheep and Fiber Day: From sheep tails to ships’ sails!

 Sheep and Fiber Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Apr 2018

Daniel Boone, the Kentucky Pioneer.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Mar 2017

Daniel Boone: Facts vs. Hearsay

In Hollywood terms, biographies of Daniel Boone might be advertised as, “Based on a true story.” Daniel Boone being known as a legendary Kentucky trailblazer is an undisputed fact in American history. That he was a backcountry militia leader...

Daniel Boone. A 1936 Movie.

Movies like this are what got me interested in the 18th century lifestyle back when I was a kid. I think if kids today could get so enthused, there might be less juvenile crime these days.Keith. 
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 Jun 2015

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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

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.