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Your search for posts with tags containing Deborah Sampson found 11 posts

Ten Patriot Soldier Gravesites

A previous article featured ten graves of Americans who served in the Revolutionary War, chosen primarily because of their elaborate monuments. Most of them... The post Ten Patriot Soldier Gravesites appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

A Plan for a British “Female Corps”

The thought of allowing women to serve in combat was considered ridiculous only a few decades ago in most western nations; it was an... The post A Plan for a British “Female Corps” appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Deborah Sampson’s First Masquerade

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia announced a new acquisition with this article in the New York Times.The news hook is Deborah Sampson, the young woman from Middleboro who served in the Continental Army under the name of Robert Shurtliff....
From: Boston 1775 on 11 Jul 2019

Fall Events at the American Antiquarian Society

The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester has a full schedule of events coming up. Here are those touching on the eighteenth century.Tuesday, 26 September, 7:00 P.M.Politeness and Public Life in Early America—and TodaySteven C. Bullock Long...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Sep 2017

Upcoming Events at Paul Revere House

The Paul Revere House in Boston’s North End has a busy summer of special events coming up. All of these take place on Saturdays unless described otherwise.27 June, 1:00, 1:45 & 2:30 P.M.John Adams: The Colossus of Independence Hear from John...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Jun 2017

The Masquerade

Roy Rogers revisits "Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson" for our weeklong roundtable on the legacy of Alfred F. Young.
From: The Junto on 6 Nov 2014

Revolutionary Book Talk at Old South, 30 Oct.

On Thursday, 30 October, the Old South Meeting House will host a book talk by Alex Myers, author of the novel Revolutionary. As the event announcement explains, that book is the fictionalized story ofDeborah Samson, a woman who disguised herself as a...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Oct 2014

“A Tale of Muskets and Masquerade”

Earlier this month David M. Shribman reviewed the novel Revolutionary by Alex Myers for the New York Times. It’s a fictional treatment of the person who enlisted in the Continental Army late in the Revolutionary War under the name of Robert Shurtliff:Deborah...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Jan 2014

Alfred F. Young, a Giant of a Historian

The historian Alfred F. Young died yesterday at the age of 87. He was the author of significant books about the American Revolution, with particular attention to people from Massachusetts:The Shoemaker and the Tea Party: Memory and the American Revolution.Masquerade:...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Nov 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.

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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).

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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.