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Your search for posts with tags containing Federalism found 12 posts

Lord Bolingbroke: A Tory Thinker that Jefferson Truly Admired

Jefferson scholars all knew that Thomas Jefferson often disparaged the label “Tory” in his political writings. For Jefferson, being called a Whig would signify... The post Lord Bolingbroke: A Tory Thinker that Jefferson Truly Admired appeared first...

Contributor Close-Up: Richard J. Werther

What inspired you to start researching and writing about the Revolution? I’ve always had an interest in writing, but with the demanding jobs I’ve... The post Contributor Close-Up: Richard J. Werther appeared first on Journal of the American...

The Framers Refuted: Originalism and Constitutional Meaning after 1867

This essay is the final installment in a three-part series on Confederation that provides critical historical context for Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary. The first two parts were posted on the 26th and 28th of June. Bradley Miller In 1882,...
From: Borealia on 30 Jun 2017

“The Mighty Waters of Democracy”: Thomas Chandler Haliburton on American Populism

Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy On Nov 8 2016 reality-show star and billionaire Donald Trump won by a landslide the presidency of the US. Despite the still-ongoing collective head-scratching over the exact causes of the victory, nobody contests that the unlikely...
From: Borealia on 9 Jan 2017

“Terrorism” in the Early Republic

From the start, using the word "terrorism" meant staking a position in U.S. domestic politics.
From: The Junto on 6 Jan 2016

Interview: Saul Cornell and the Originalism Debate

Saul Cornell is a legal and constitutional historian at Fordham University, and the author of The Other Founders: Anti-Federalism and the Dissenting Tradition in America (1999) and A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun...
From: The Junto on 3 Sep 2015

Guest Review: Keith Grant on Jonathan Den Hartog, “Patriotism and Piety”

[Today’s guest post is a book review from Keith Grant, a PhD candidate in history at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He is also the co-editor of Borealia, a new group blog on early Canadian history. We strongly encourage everyone to bookmark...
From: The Junto on 17 Aug 2015

The Week in Early American History

Kenneth Owen breaks down the week in Early American history, including more views on the government shutdown, links between plantation owners and modern managers, and photographs of the American Revolution and Civil War.
From: The Junto on 13 Oct 2013

The JuntoCast, Episode 5: The Constitution

In this month's episode, Kenneth Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Tom Cutterham honor the recently passed Constitution day to discuss the Constitution of the United States, including recent historiography, its overall significance, and originalism. ...
From: The Junto on 2 Oct 2013

“Anonymous and Cacophonous Pleasures”

In "The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture," Jared Gardner hopes to rescue a literary form and civic model from the dustbin of literary history.
From: The Junto on 22 Dec 2012

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:{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.