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New! The American Revolution Teacher’s Guide

Just in time for the new school year, Journal of the American Revolution has launched it’s official Teacher’s Guide, which will help engage students who are learning about the era. It features a collection of insightful, groundbreaking, myth-busting...

Top 10 Articles of 2016 (so far)

Did you hear the news? We opened a gift shop! Check out our rotating selection of fun history t-shirts and JAR swag. While we’re on holiday (returning July 11), we thought we’d provide a list of the top 10 articles of 2016 (so far). Enjoy!...

OUT OF THE OFFICE: RETURNING JULY 11

School’s out! Journal of the American Revolution is taking its summer holiday and will return to regular programming the week of July 11. Writers: Please continue to send your article submissions to editor@allthingsliberty.com during...

Next JAR Book: The Burning of His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee by Steven Park

On this day, the 244th anniversary of the actual attack, we are thrilled to announce that the next book in the Journal of the American Revolution book series will be The Burning of His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee: An Attack on Crown Rule...

Top 10 Articles of May 2016

We are putting a bow on a busy May, which welcomed two new writers—Isabel Friedman, Ron Morgan—and featured a healthy menu of fresh research. In case you didn’t hear, three new books are now available at your favorite...

The New Books Are Coming, The New Books Are Coming

We love the smell of freshly printed books. Following a brief distribution delay, retailers are processing orders of the much-anticipated Journal of the American Revolution: Annual Volume 2016 as well as Todd Braisted’s Grand Forage 1778. Look for...

OUT OF THE OFFICE: RETURNING APRIL 11

Just as many schools are going on spring break now, so is Journal of the American Revolution. We will be taking a short hiatus to recover from all the exciting activity in our world and will return to our regular programming the week of April 11....

The First Two Journal of the American Revolution Books: Available Now to Pre-order!

With our finger on the pulse of great research and writing about the American Revolution, it seemed natural to launch a namesake book series. Early in 2015, we were fortunate to find a partner who shared our vision for publishing microhistories with meticulous,...

Year in Review: Top 30 Articles of 2015

The year 2015 was our best ever. Online, we published 200 articles by scores of expert writers and welcomed 1.1 million unique readers. Our existing content has become an authoritative source with high search rankings, ensuring that our articles reach...

Journal of the American Revolution Announces 2015 Book of the Year Award Winners

Journal of the American Revolution, the popular online magazine and annual book, today announced its winner and runners-up for the 2015 Book of the Year Award. The annual award goes to the non-fiction volume that best mirrors the journal’s mission:...

OUT OF THE OFFICE: RETURNING JANUARY 4

After an extremely busy and exciting year, Journal of the American Revolution is taking a short vacation to tackle a few time sensitive projects. Look for us again on January 4, 2016. We’ll have news to share about Annual Volume 2016 and...

Coming Soon!

The next several weeks will be a short break from the usual content featured at Journal of the American Revolution, so we wanted to take this opportunity to give you a preview of what’s planned. Next week (June 8-12) will be our sixth group interview....

JAR Annual Volume 2015 Update

We are having a blast working with our contributors and Westholme Publishing to produce collectible hardbacks in 2015 and beyond, and we can’t wait to share the finished product, the inaugural fruits of the JAR-Westholme collaboration, with everyone....

RevWar Schmoozer 2015

Mark your calendars! To celebrate the launch of Annual Volume 2015 and our recently announced book series, Journal of the American Revolution is hosting its second RevWar Schmoozer in Boston. The event is confirmed for Friday, May 8, upstairs at The Point...

New Book Series on the American Revolution Launching in Early 2016

The Journal of the American Revolution (http://allthingsliberty.com) is launching a new book series on the American Revolution in partnership with Westholme Publishing, LLC. The journal and Westholme will jointly serve as the editorial board of the series,...

Jim Piecuch and Ray Raphael Join Journal of the American Revolution Editorial Board

Journal of the American Revolution (JAR) is 27 months old. Already. It’s growing up so fast. And thanks to an ever-increasing cadre of contributors and a wonderfully large and diverse audience, there’s much more to come in the future. The...

Journal of the American Revolution Announces 2014 Book of the Year Award Winners

Journal of the American Revolution, the popular online magazine and annual book, today announced its 2014 Book of the Year Award winner. The annual honor goes to the non-fiction volume that best mirrors the journal’s mission, which is to deliver passionate,...

Out of the Office: Returning January 12

After two years of publishing at a vigorous pace, we are finally taking a short vacation. Although it won’t be much of a vacation as we’ll be busy working on our Annual Volume 2015, selecting our Book of the Year Award winner(s) and editing...

Journal of the American Revolution and Westholme Publishing Announce Publication Partnership

Annual Volumes of the Latest American Revolution Research and Perspective Expected Every May Beginning in 2015 YARDLEY, Pennsylvania (May 14, 2014) – The popular online history magazine Journal of the American Revolution and acclaimed nonfiction publisher...

Journal of the American Revolution Unveils Book of the Year Award

The Journal of the American Revolution today announces the launch of its Book of the Year Award, an annual book prize to the non-fiction volume that best mirrors the mission of Journal of the American Revolution, which is to deliver passionate, creative...

Notes on Post Tags Search

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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

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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.