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March

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Advertisements should be inserted in the Newport and Providence News-Papers, calling upon all Persons to bring in their Old Tenor Bills.” Colonists often found information...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Mar 2021

February 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THE TRIAL of the SOLDIERS of His Majesty’s Twenty-Ninth Regiment of Foot.” “A FUNERAL SERMON … on the Death of the Rev. Mr. Whitefield.” In...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Feb 2021

February 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few Copies of The TRIAL … of the SOLDIERS … for the Murders at Boston.” In January 1771, John Fleeming, a printer in Boston, published an account of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Feb 2021

February 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A FUNERAL SERMON … on the much lamented Death of the Rev. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” Robert Wells, bookseller and printer of the South-Carolina and American General...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Feb 2021

“Lodged in part pay for the said Cannon”

In September and October 1774, as I describe in The Road to Concord, Gen. Thomas Gage’s royal government and the Patriots in and around Boston engaged in an “arms race”: racing to grab every cannon and mortar they could. The Crown took...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Jan 2021

“I was requested by my Father to go to the Stable”

As I described yesterday, in 1791 Duncan Ingraham asked the Massachusetts government to compensate him for property taken from him before the Revolutionary War.Specifically, Ingraham wanted to be paid for “four, four pound iron Cannon of the value...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Jan 2021

“Severall Cannon the property of said Ingraham”

As I described yesterday, my suggestion in The Road to Concord that the people of Concord divested the Loyalist-leaning Duncan Ingraham of four cannon in October 1774 caught the eye of Robert A. Gross, dean of Concord scholars.I based my guess on brief...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Jan 2021

Digging Deeper into Duncan Ingraham

There are two big mysteries in my book The Road to Concord. The first is how in September 1774 Boston Patriots managed to get two cannon out of a locked militia armory with redcoat soldiers standing guard at the front door and an entire regiment camped...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Jan 2021

December 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ALL Persons indebted to CARNE & WILSON, are requested to discharge their respective Debts.” Apothecaries Carne and Wilson advertised widely when they dissolved...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Dec 2020

December 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Will sell by vendue … a nrat assortment of CABINET-WORK.” John Dobbins, a cabinetmaker, operated a shop on Tradd Street in Charleston in 1770.  As the year...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Dec 2020

Whatever Happened to Jesse Saville?

On 7 Apr 1770, acting governor Thomas Hutchinson sent the Massachusetts General Court documents from Essex County justices of the peace describing the previous month’s mobbing of Jesse Saville. Hutchinson said Saville “had been most inhumanly...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Nov 2020

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “DOUBLE BEER, fine ALE, TABLE and SMALL BEER.” Robert Wells, the printer of the South-Carolina and American General Gazette, had too much news and advertising to include...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Nov 2020

“I would hope that you are the Sons of Liberty from principle”

I want to highlight the web version of Jordan E. Taylor’s Early American Studies article “Enquire of the Printer: The Slave Trade and Early American Newspaper Advertising.”Produced using ArcGIS’s Storymaps platform, the article...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Nov 2020

November 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “AN ELEGY on the Reverend GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” Following the death of George Whitefield, one of the most influential ministers associated with the eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Nov 2020

October 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “MRS. SWALLOW begs Leave to inform the Publick.” Newman Swallow and Mrs. Swallow, presumably husband and wife, both ran newspaper advertisements in late October and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Oct 2020

October 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The newest and most fashionable Taste.” In the fall of 1770, John Brown, a hairdresser, informed “the Ladies in particular” and “the Gentlemen”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Oct 2020

Anna Agnew, Champion Glassblower

 Anna J. Agnew,Chicago Tribune, 9 March 1902, p. 43In the spring of 1902, newspapers around the United States reported that eighteen-year-old Anna Agnew, of Norwood Pennsylvania had been proclaimed a “champion glass blower.” Stories in...
From: Conciatore on 21 Oct 2020

“Those Letters were not the writings he meant”

When William Story told Thomas Hutchinson in the summer of 1772 that he’d seen some problematic “writings” by the governor, he probably didn’t couch that in the form of a threat.Rather, Story likely used the language of the patronage...
From: Boston 1775 on 11 Oct 2020

Arthur Lee “in the light of a rival”

Yesterday I quoted two letters from Samuel Adams in 1771, the first recommending William Story to a lobbyist in London and the second warning the same man that Story might be conspiring with Gov. Thomas Hutchinson.One might think that on receiving those...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Oct 2020

October 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He proposes teaching COTILLONS in the newest taste.” The South Carolina Newspapers collection available via Accessible Archives is an invaluable resource for producing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Oct 2020

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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.