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The licensed victuallers’ companion and publicans’ guide

Title: The licensed victuallers’ companion and publicans’ guide : comprising a variety of importamt matter relative to this respectable class of society … with observations on porter, ale, wine, and spirits … to which is added, lists of London...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Aug 2022

The case of the makers of and dealers in cards and dice

Title: The case of the makers of and dealers in cards and dice. Published: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1718?] Catalog Record File 652 A3 C337 718 Acquired March 2021
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Apr 2022

Reasons humbly offered by the Weavers of London

Author: Worshipful Company of Weavers (London, England) Title: Reasons humbly offered by the Weavers of London, against a bill now depending in Parliament, entitled, A bill for the more effectual preventing the importation of foreign thrown-silk, &c....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Apr 2022

Peru’s Hydraulic Revolution

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Gonzalo Romero Sommer ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Nov 2020

“Not Made by Slaves”: A Layman’s Political Economy of Ethical Capitalism

By Bronwen Everill Scholars tend to discuss capitalism and slavery either through slavery’s contribution to the investment capital that made industrialization possible;[1] the innovations in long-distance credit and insurance; mortgages that...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Oct 2020

The New Volcanoes of Industry

Over the past forty years or so, climate researchers have written of the “human volcano” when discussing air pollution and carbon emissions.  As early as the 1970s, industrialized nations were spewing so much soot and ash into the atmosphere...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 22 Feb 2019

“Shakespeare in Love” lecture at OMSI this Wednesday!

Dear all, I’m extremely fortunate to be giving a lecture this coming Wednesday at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry! This pre-screening talk, “Water Men, Under Water: Theories of Invention in Tom Stoppard’s Shakespeare in...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 11 Mar 2018

Slavery’s Metropolis: The Place of Enslaved People in a Revolutionary Age

By Rashauna Johnson At the turn of the nineteenth century, the shocks and aftershocks of at least four intertwined revolutions together transformed New Orleans. The French and Haitian Revolutions led to emancipation across the French Caribbean and prompted...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Feb 2017

Under The Knife, Episode 11 – Abraham Lincoln’s Corpse

In Episode 11 of Under The Knife, I explore the origins of the modern funeral industry beginning with the American Civil War and the unusual embalming & burial of President Abraham Lincoln. Don’t forget you can now pre-order my book THE BUTCHERING...
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 23 Feb 2017

December 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (December 24, 1766).“As he is a young beginner, he hopes by close application to his business to give entire satisfaction.” John Richards, a blacksmith,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Dec 2016

Seizure of the ship Industry by a conspiracy

Title: Seizure of the ship Industry by a conspiracy and the consequent sufferings of Capt. James Fox and his companions : their captivity among the Esquimaux Indians in North America and the miraculous escape of the captain : the disasters which...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Dec 2016

History in Action

Among the amazing castles, homes, gardens and, of course, battlefields that the National Trust for Scotland looks after there are some great places of industrial heritage which we thought we’d take a little look at today. Firstly, one of our favourites,...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 9 Dec 2016

November 3

GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Sears What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (November 29, 1766).“JUST IMPORTED … silk and worsted mitts … silk knee straps … sewing silk of all...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Nov 2016

18th Century Home Weaving Looms.

Colonial Weaving Loom. http://www.learnnc.org/lp/multimedia/6775; 1750 loom on exihibit at the Hurley (NY) Historical Society. http://www.ostrander.org/Volume1_Number2.htm; 18th Century Loom. https://www.nps.gov/guco/learn/photosmultimedia/heritagecenter.htm;...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Oct 2016

Information: The Revolution that Didn’t Happen

By Alex Sayf Cummings It is not uncommon for Americans to think they are always in the middle of a communication revolution. The invention of the steamship sped the movement of information at a time when, in the early nineteenth century, transportation...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Jul 2016

The Woman with the Corpse in Her Carriage: Whittaker Chambers, Life Magazine, and the Enlightenment (Part 2)

Back in August, prior to what turned out to be an unexpectedly long hiatus (let’s just say that my day job — which included teaching a new course on the history of the notion of “publicity” — wound up consuming more time...
From: Persistent Enlightenment on 14 Feb 2016

Many a good razor has been cast aside as useless…

At foot of the first page: “Sold by the proprietor, G. Packwood, 16, Gracechurch-street London.” On the verso: “Vended in London by the following perfumers” and “Vended in the country by the following perfumers.” ...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Oct 2015

Whittaker Chambers, LIFE Magazine, and the Enlightenment

The final version of Dialectic of Enlightenment, a book that (as I’ve argued in an earlier post) may have less to do with “the Enlightenment” than its critics sometimes assume, was published at the end of 1947 and more or less ignored...
From: Persistent Enlightenment on 12 Aug 2015

These are to certifie that the body of [blank]

Records the burial of Jennett Merchant. Dated in manuscript 28 February 1728 and signed off by John Price, mayor of Bristol and initialled by two witnesses Title:These are to certifie that the body of [blank] … [graphic]. Published:[Bristol?]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Jan 2015

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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.