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Your search for posts with tags containing Featured Book found 13 posts

Vénus Noire: An Interview with Robin Mitchell

Vénus Noire: Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth Century France is a rigorously researched study of Black women in France in the nineteenth century that explores the production of whiteness and blackness through the cultural mania...
From: Age of Revolutions on 31 Aug 2020

Routes of Reverberation: Afterlives of Tacky’s Revolt

The following excerpt is from Vincent Brown‘s Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Harvard University Press, 2020). It has been republished with permission of the author and press. Copyright ©️ 2020 by Vincent...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Aug 2020

Age of Revolutions Webinar on Peru’s Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement

Age of Revolutions happily co-hosted a webinar event  with the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program at Smith College on Miguel La Serna’s new book With Masses and Arms: Peru’s Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (UNC Press,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Jul 2020

Reading the History of Slavery: 3 Experts Offer Book Recommendations

Perhaps more than ever, we need to better educate ourselves on the history of slavery, and consider the ways in which it informs how we have arrived at the present. We invited three prominent scholars to recommend books that speak to the current historical...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Jun 2020

No Useless Mouth: Periodizing Native Americans’ War for Independence

By Rachel Herrmann  When does your American Revolution class begin and where does it end? Relatedly, do you include Native American histories of the conflict in your syllabus? If you don’t teach, but enjoy reading histories of the American...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Mar 2020

Across Borders: The Canadian Rebellion and Jacksonian America

By Maxime Dagenais A few weeks ago, a book that my good friend Julien Mauduit and I have been working on for years, Revolutions Across Borders: Jacksonian America and the Canadian Rebellion, was published with McGill-Queen’s University Press (MQUP)....
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Jul 2019

Book Raffle: Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth

Rosenfeld, Sophia, Democracy and Truth: A Short History. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. In conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Press and Sophia Rosenfeld, Age of Revolutions is proud to offer a revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Jun 2019

Democracy and Truth: An Interview with Sophia Rosenfeld

***This interview is part of our ‘Featured Books’ series.*** In Democracy and Truth: A Short History, Sophia Rosenfeld examines the way in which truth functions in democracies, providing historical context for the current crises in both truth...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Jun 2019

The Occupation of France After Napoleon, or Confessions of a Cultural-Turned-Military Historian

By Christine Haynes The “Age of Revolutions” was also an Age of Wars. While this point may be obvious to most readers of this site, as well as historians of the period, it took me an embarrassingly long time to understand. Trained as a cultural...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Feb 2019

The Struggles of Cuba’s Black Soldiers in an Age of Imperial Wars

By Elena Schneider You can start a book project thinking it is about one thing, but then realize in the writing that it is actually about another. When—way too many years ago—I began my study of the British invasion and occupation of Havana...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Dec 2018

A Genealogy of Terror: An Interview with Ronald Schechter

***This interview is a part of our “Featured Books” series.*** In A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France, Ronald Schechter deconstructs the  history of “terror.” Schechter focuses on the concept’s evolution...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Oct 2018

Free Communities of Color in the Revolutionary Caribbean

By Robert D. Taber and Charlton W. Yingling The tumult of the Age of Atlantic Revolutions provided new opportunities for people of color in the Caribbean, and recent scholarship has emphasized remarkable individuals who pursued their freedom and respectability...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Oct 2018

Revolution and Arab Existentialism in the Era of Decolonization: An Interview with Yoav Di-Capua

By Naghmeh Sohrabi Yoav Di-Capua’s No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean Paul Sartre, and Decolonization reads like a thriller in many senses of the word. Ostensibly about the “rendezvous between Arab intellectuals, Jean-Paul Sartre, his French...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Jul 2018

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.