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Hannah Snell and the Press Gang

Hannah Snell (1723-1792) was a native of Worcester in England. In 1747, her husband having deserted her and their child having died in infancy, she borrowed a brother-in-law’s clothes and name and enlisted in the British marines.Over the next three...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Jun 2017

Anti-Indian Radicalisation in the Early American West, 1774-1795

Setting aside the question of whether or not the American Revolution was as radical as Gordon Wood famously argued that it was, at least... The post Anti-Indian Radicalisation in the Early American West, 1774-1795 appeared first on Journal of the American...

Casualties of a Voyage, 1601-3

A casualty list: “A note of the men’s names deceased out of the Dragon. 1 William Thomson. 2 Job Harket. 3 William Allin. 4 Raphe Arden. 5 Christopher Scot. 6 Edward Major. 7 Thomas May. 8 John Pegoune. 9 John Johnson. 10 Philip Salisbury....
From: Early Modern Whale on 16 Jun 2017

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 12, 1767).“The Indian King Tavern and London Coffee House in Salem, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay.” Thomas Sommerville was the proprietor...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jun 2017

Colonial Williamsburg plans tomahawk throwing range in Historic Area

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has submitted a proposal to the city’s zoning board to construct a “tomahawk/axe throwing range” in the Historic Area at the old military encampment site at 311 East Nicholson Street.. (Courtesy Google...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Jun 2017

The King's 8th Journal.

This blog can be found here: http://kings8thjournal.com/category/articles/
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Jun 2017

The “Catawba Deerskin Map.” LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/2005625337

The “Catawba Deerskin Map.” LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/2005625337 More Information Here: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/catawba-deerskin-map-native-american-colonies
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Jun 2017

Unappreciated Allies: Choctaws, Creeks, and the Defense of British West Florida, 1781

Two months after Spain entered the American Revolutionary War on June 21, 1779, the governor of Spanish Louisiana, Don Bernardo de Galvez, launched an... The post Unappreciated Allies: Choctaws, Creeks, and the Defense of British West Florida, 1781 appeared...

Modern Period Art. Ottawa By David Wright.

Ottawa By David Wright. http://www.lordnelsons.com/gallery/frontier/wright/15.htm;
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Mar 2017

Program to spotlight 17th-century indigenous women. America.

The Adoption of Mary Jemison By Robert Griffing. The Capt. John Joslin Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring a program presented by Gail White Usher at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at the Leominster Veterans’ Memorial...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 24 Mar 2017

CFP – Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature, 11-12 September 2017

Call for Papers The Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11-12 September 2017 Chatham Historic Docks, University of Kent Speakers confirmed: Prof Jyotsna Singh (Michigan State University), Prof. Michiel van Groesen...
From: Richard who? on 22 Mar 2017

Fur Trade Silver Crosses.

More Information Here: http://fineestateliquidation.com/trade-silver -crosses/
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Mar 2017

Experience, Policies, Failures: President Washington & the Native Americans

Experience had taught George Washington a great many things. His father had passed away at a young age, denying him the chance for the... The post Experience, Policies, Failures: President Washington & the Native Americans appeared first on Journal...

March 1

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (February 28, 1767).“A LARGE and general Assortment of English and India Goods.” Today’s advertisement was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Mar 2017

18th Century Tin Kettles.

“GYPSIES” by J. Harris, London 1788. In a previous post on this blog you will find a list of Indian trade goods, and in that list it states: "Brass & tinn Kettles large & Small". But of course these sizes are relative....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Feb 2017

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.