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Your search for posts with tags containing French Empire found 9 posts

Economistes and the Reinvention of Empire: France in the Americas and Africa, c. 1750-18

By Pernille Røge When France’s old-regime colonial empire collapsed during the French and Haitian Revolutions, it brought to fruition what Jean-Antoine Riqueti de Mirabeau had predicted as governor of Guadeloupe in 1754. Mirabeau did not...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Sep 2019

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

Lesec, from Brave Mulato into Blackness?: Defection to France and Spanish Racial Regression

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Charlton W. Yingling In May 1794, Governor Joaquín García of Spanish Santo Domingo (present-day Dominican Republic) praised the “brave spirit” of “Carlos...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Apr 2018

Book Raffle: Banks and Johnson, The French Revolution and Religion in Global Perspective

Banks, Bryan and Erica Johnson. The French Revolution and Religion in Global Perspective: Freedom and Faith. New York. Palgrave, 2017. In conjunction with Palgrave MacMillan, Bryan Banks, and Erica Johnson, Age of Revolutions is giving...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Dec 2017

Think Globally, Act Historically: Teaching the French Revolution and Napoleon

By Lynn Hunt and Jack R. Censer The explosive growth of global history is changing the scholarship of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era.  Earlier interest in such a broad framework failed to resonate because the idea of an Atlantic Revolution...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Dec 2017

The War in the West: The American Revolution in the pays d’en haut

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Michael A. McDonnell Most Americans think of their revolution as a contest between Britain and its colonists. If Native Americans feature at all, it is only as puppets of...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Nov 2017

Information, Empire, and Roads to Revolutions

By Alyssa Zuercher Reichardt Anglo-French competition in Europe and across the globe propelled the development of early infrastructure states. While the infrastructure state was largely confined to la Métropole in eighteenth-century France,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 6 Sep 2017

Taking Haiti to the Court of Empire: Blanchet v. Boyer, 1826-1827

By Elyssa Gage In 1826, the French lawyer Louis-Antoine Blanchet took the Haitian President, Jean-Pierre Boyer, to court in Le Hâvre, France. Blanchet claimed Boyer owed him a salary for his work on the Haitian legal code. France had only recently...
From: Age of Revolutions on 1 May 2017

Rum, Oaths, and Slave Uprisings in the Age of Revolution

By Frederick H. Smith Alcohol is an important prism through which to view the Atlantic world during Age of Revolution. Scholars have documented the political economic structure of the rum trade, its role in sparking the American Revolution, and...
From: Age of Revolutions on 7 Dec 2016

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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

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This is the basic structure:

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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.