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The Invention of Representative Democracy

This post is a part of our “Challenging Democratic Revolutions” series, which explores the ways in which democratic ideologies challenged Old Regimes and how revolutionaries challenged notions of democratic liberty. By Katlyn Marie...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Jul 2018

Review: Benjamin Park, American Nationalisms

Following on from yesterday's Q&A with the author, today The Junto features Sky Montgomery's review of American Nationalisms. "Park’s book," she writes, "stands as an important reminder that the trajectory of American nationalism has always...
From: The Junto on 26 Apr 2018

Guest Post: Review of Farrelly, Anti-Catholicism in America, 1620-186

Today’s guest poster, William S. Cossen, is an Atlanta-based historian of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States, specializing in the intersection of religion and nationalism. He serves as the book review editor for H-SHGAPE (Society...
From: The Junto on 23 Jan 2018

Guest Post: George Washington’s Mausoleum: Congressional Debates Over the Work of Monuments

In light of recent debates over monuments, guest poster Jamie L. Brummitt explores the politics of monuments in the early republic.
From: The Junto on 16 Oct 2017

Guest Post: Patriotism, Partisanship, and “The Star-Spangled Banner”: A View from the Early Republic

Billy Coleman is a Postdoctoral Fellow in History at the Kinder Institute for Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri. He received his PhD from University College London (UCL), and is currently completing a book manuscript called,...
From: The Junto on 28 Sep 2017

Review: Adam Jortner, Blood From the Sky

Adam Jortner, Blood from the Sky: Miracles and Politics in the Early American Republic (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017). The role of religion in the early republic has received a fair amount of attention in the recent decades. And...
From: The Junto on 27 Jul 2017

Anarchy and the American Revolution

By Tom Cutterham If the opening stages of the American Revolution were about the overthrow of tyranny, then its denouement was defined by the struggle against anarchy—at least, that is, from the perspective of the new nation’s elite. So fragile...
From: Age of Revolutions on 24 Jul 2017

Guest Post: French Imposters, Diplomatic Double Speak, and Buried Archival Treasures

Today’s guest post is by Cassandra Good, Associate Editor of The Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington, and author of Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Women and Men in the Early American Republic (New...
From: The Junto on 10 Apr 2017

Q&A with James Alexander Dun

The Junto interviews James Alexander Dun about his first book, "Dangerous Neighbors: Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America."
From: The Junto on 30 Jan 2017

Begging for Bounty

Every day they took apart the city, and put it back together again. New Year’s Day was no different. They worked while dawn, then dusk, threaded the sky, to patch up narrow streets. Lamplighters, an urban mainstay heroicized by Maria Susanna Cummins’...
From: The Junto on 2 Jan 2017

Guest Post: “Have You Read this?:” Teaching About Early Republic Print Culture with Hamilton

We are pleased to share this guest post from Michelle Orihel, an Assistant Professor of History at Southern Utah University. Dr. Orihel received her doctorate from Syracuse University and is currently working on a book manuscript about Democratic-Republican...
From: The Junto on 29 Nov 2016

Steamboats and Teaching Tech

Nora Slonimsky looks at teaching the relationship between steamboats and intellectual property in the early republic.
From: The Junto on 4 Nov 2016

Men of La Mancha

In a certain village of vast early America, whose name I do not recall, a book fell open. Then another. And another. By 1860, many generations’ worth of American readers had imbibed the two-volume work of Spain’s early modern master, Miguel...
From: The Junto on 29 Sep 2016

A Tale of Two Bounties: The Christian Brothers, Mutinies, and Potential Piracies

Nora Slonimsky looks at the relationship between pirates and publishing in the late eighteenth century.
From: The Junto on 31 Aug 2016

Women and the History of Capitalism

One of the best questions a historian can ask is, “what am I missing?” In today's post Tom Cutterham reflects on a recent forum in the Journal of the Early Republic, and the case of the missing women in the new history of capitalism.
From: The Junto on 10 Aug 2016

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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:

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.