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“A Recipe for Cooking Husbands,” and Nineteenth-Century Joke Recipes

Avery Blankenship, PhD Student, Department of English, Northeastern University “A good many husbands are utterly spoiled by mismanagement,” begins a recipe printed in the December 31, 1885 edition of the South Carolina Anderson Intelligencer...
From: The Recipes Project on 15 Apr 2021

April 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Speedily will be published … The works of the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” Most of the final page of the April 13, 1771, edition of the Providence Gazette consisted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Apr 2021

Print Media and Isaiah Thomas

‘Tis to ye Press & Pen we Mortals owe All we believe & almost all we know: —George Fischer, The American Instructor: or, Young... The post Print Media and Isaiah Thomas appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few of the TRIALS...

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few of the TRIALS of the SOLDIERS in Boston.” In the April 12, 1771, edition of the New-Hampshire Gazette, Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle inserted a short notice informing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Apr 2021

April 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Rider from Boston to Northampton, Deerfield, &c.” Silent Wilde’s advertisement in the April 8, 1771, edition of the Boston Evening-Post testified to the dissemination...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Apr 2021

Fake News of the Surrender of Quebec: A Video Contribution

In 1776, the Pennsylvania Evening Post printed a letter, allegedly from Paris, which reported that American commander Benedict Arnold had captured the last major British... The post Fake News of the Surrender of Quebec: A Video Contribution appeared...

From HECAA’s Board | Condemnation of Anti-Asian Violence

HECAA’s board sent the following message to its membership on Tuesday, 6 April 2021, with an eye toward starting a conversation at the annual business meeting at ASECS (online) on Saturday at 3:55pm: In the wake of the recent deadly attacks in Atlanta,...
From: Enfilade on 8 Apr 2021

Online talk: Louise Michel in South London

In 1883 the feminist anarchist Louise Michel visited a south London workhouse. Why was the opinion of this ex-convict veteran of the Paris Commune on provision for the poor in London so valued? Find out at my free online talk on Wednesday 14 April...
From: Naomi Clifford on 7 Apr 2021

April 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Too many Articles to be enumerated.” Merchants and shopkeepers frequently published extensive advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers.  Those advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Apr 2021

Upcoming books for April 2021

Events and exhibitions seem to still be on hold for a little while although it looks like some will be resuming soon. But the publishing schedules seems to finally be getting back to normal, so it’s time for a new book round-up! First up is Sarah-Beth...
From: TudorHistory.org Blog on 3 Apr 2021

New member publication: Literature, Emotions, and Pre-Modern War: Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Congratulations to ANZAMEMS members Claire McIlroy and Anne M. Scott on the publication of their new edited collection, Literature, Emotions, and Pre-Modern War: Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Arc Humanities Press, 2021). This collection...
From: ANZAMEMS Inc on 31 Mar 2021

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He continues to carry on the Sail-making Business.” In an advertisement in the March 30, 1771, edition of the Providence Gazette, John Sinkins advised readers that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Mar 2021

Victorian Crime News: Evidence Which Cannot Err or Deceive?

By Cassie Watson; posted 28 March 2021. Our ability to research the history of crime is expanding at a remarkable rate, as more and more legal documents and historic newspapers are digitised. Despite paywalls and the shortcomings associated with optical...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 28 Mar 2021

March 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Said Gazette has an extensive Circulation.” In the eighteenth century, some newspaper printers used the colophon on the final page to promote subscriptions and advertising,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Mar 2021

March 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “New Advertisements.” Colonial American newspapers were vehicles for disseminating advertising.  Some newspapers published in the largest port cities frequently...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Mar 2021

March 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Near LIBERTY TREE, BOSTON.” Purveyors of goods and services in Boston used a variety of means to specify their locations in 1771.  William Taylor and Peter Hughes...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2021

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Gentlemen, in and near Boston, who have signified their Desire of becoming Subscribers.” In 1771, printers in Boston published more newspapers than in any other town...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Mar 2021

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Advertisements in this Paper are well circulated by this Conveyance and by the Western Rider.” On March 7, 1771, John Stavers and Benjamin Hart inserted an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Mar 2021

March 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “New Garden SEEDS, JUST IMPORTED By Elizabeth Greenleaf.” It was a sign of spring approaching.  Each year in the late 1760s and early 1770s women who sold seeds...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Mar 2021

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

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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.)

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