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Their Pockets Filled with Paper Dollars: The Raid on Little Ferry

During the American Revolution, Bergen County, New Jersey, was flooded with combatants from all over America, many of whom had never been to the... The post Their Pockets Filled with Paper Dollars: The Raid on Little Ferry appeared first on Journal of...

This Week on Dispatches: Philip D. Weaver on the Court-Martial of New York Captain Joel Pratt

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor, independent researcher, and living historian Philip D. Weaver on the story of New York Captain... The post This Week on Dispatches: Philip D. Weaver on the Court-Martial...

The 400-Year-Old Rivalry

Liz Covart is the Digital Projects Editor at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the Creator and Host of Ben Franklin’s World, an award-winning podcast about early American history. On June 29 and 30, the oldest rivalry...
From: The Junto on 26 Jun 2019

The Consequences of Loyalism

The Consequences of Loyalism: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Calhoon edited by Rebecca Brannon and Joseph S. Moore (University of South Carolina Press, 2019)... The post The Consequences of Loyalism appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: Michael J. Sheehan on the Battle of Stony Point

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews Michael J. Sheehan, contributor and senior historian at the Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site, about misconceptions and... The post This Week on Dispatches: Michael J. Sheehan...

The Court-Martial of Captain Joel Pratt

On one Sunday morning in late April 1775, news arrived in Spencertown, New York, of the occurrences at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. This alarm... The post The Court-Martial of Captain Joel Pratt appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

“I am My Dear Marquis with the truest affection…”

There was a lot of news coverage earlier this month about locating a letter from Alexander Hamilton to the Marquis de Lafayette that was stolen from the Massachusetts State Archives sometime around 1940. Fortunately for the study of history, the archive...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 May 2019

Two Prisoners of War Who Escaped

This series about redcoats in captivity after 19 Apr 1775 concentrated on the two men who gave depositions to provincial magistrates a few days after the battle. One of those men, Pvt. John Beaton, died in captivity and was buried in Concord. The other,...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 May 2019

May 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 15, 1769). “In August last an Agreement was made not to import any Goods from Great-Britain.” This notice appeared in the May...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 May 2019

S.H.E.A.R. Comes to Cambridge, 18-21 July

On 18-21 July, the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic will have its annual meeting in Cambridge. S.H.E.A.R. was founded in 1977 as “an association of scholars dedicated to exploring events and meanings of United States history...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 May 2019

Hercules Revisited

Back in January of 2016 I posted two pieces about a slave named Hercules who was George Washington’s cook for many years both in Mount Vernon and Philadelphia. See them here and here. There was an additional post about Hercules in 2017. Hercules...
From: In the Words of Women on 30 Apr 2019

This Week on Dispatches: Cho-Chien Feng on the Revolutionary Memories of New York Loyalists

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews St. Louis University doctoral candidate Cho-Chien Feng about what the American Revolution meant to Loyalists after the... The post This Week on Dispatches: Cho-Chien Feng on the Revolutionary...

Another Three Loyalist Declarations Signed in the Fall of 1776

The Declaration of Dependence signed by 547 New York City Loyalists in November 1776 was not the only such declaration written and signed by loyal... The post Another Three Loyalist Declarations Signed in the Fall of 1776 appeared first on Journal...

Elliott Reviews Goodwin & Gibson in NYRB

The New York Review of Books, May 9, 2019: J.H. Elliott, “Spain’s America,” a review of Robert Goodwin, América: The Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898 (Bloomsbury, 2019) and Carrie Gibson, El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 19 Apr 2019

This Week on Dispatches: Brian O’Malley on the 1776 Horror Show

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews Brian O’Malley about the sudden release of 2,000 “sickly and emaciated” Continental soldiers and sailors in 1776... The post This Week on Dispatches: Brian O’Malley...

Ascherson Reviews Elliott, “Scots & Catalans” in the NYRB, April 18, 2019

The New York Review of Books, April 18, 2019. Neal Ascherson reviews J.H. Elliott, Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion (Yale, 2018).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 8 Apr 2019

Mrs. Catherine Donovan, Dressmaker to the NYC Elite

Irish–born dressmaker to New York’s elite, Mrs. Catherine Donovan (1826?-1906), studied fashion in Paris. Donovan created her gowns in her fashionable shop and showroom in New York. By 1900, she was located on Madison Avenue. In addition to...
From: SilkDamask on 7 Apr 2019

Fiasco: The Disastrous Raid on Montresor’s Island

By the evening of September 30, 1776, George Washington was, as he put it, “bereft of every peaceful moment.” During the previous month, his... The post Fiasco: The Disastrous Raid on Montresor’s Island appeared first on Journal of the...

Hercules Posey, Cook in New York

Craig LaBan’s article for the Philadelphia newspapers about the mysteries surrounding George Washington’s escaped cook Hercules didn’t stop at debunking the claim that he was the black man wearing a tall white hat in a widely reprinted...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Mar 2019

New Findings about an Old Portrait

Earlier this month Craig LaBan reported for the Philadelphia newspapers on the portrait shown here. In recent decades this been widely identified as showing Hercules, a cook enslaved by President George Washington. Hercules achieved high status in the...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 Mar 2019

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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.