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The David Library of the American Revolution as It Was: JAR Contributors Remember

The end of 2019 marks the end of an era, when one of the world’s premier institutions for research on early America, The David... The post The David Library of the American Revolution as It Was: JAR Contributors Remember appeared first on Journal...

The man of the woods & the cat-o’-mountain

A kitchen scene [with a satire based on the fable of the “catspaw”]. A monkey with Wood’s head squats beside a plump cat with the head in profile of Queen Caroline. She sits gazing at the fire with an eagerly expectant smile. He puts...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Nov 2018

A Visit to Old Fort Mercer on the Delaware

A motorist travelling northbound through New Jersey along Interstate 295, which tracks the east bank of the Delaware River from the Delaware Memorial Bridge,... The post A Visit to Old Fort Mercer on the Delaware appeared first on Journal of the American...

Stony Point Battlefield and Lighthouse State Historic Site

Early in the morning of July 16, 1779, Gen. Anthony Wayne and his Corps of Light Infantry successfully stormed the British works at Stony... The post Stony Point Battlefield and Lighthouse State Historic Site appeared first on Journal of the American...

Historic Places: King Charles Tower, Chester

Steps up to the tower which at the time of visiting was lockedI'm trialling this new 'Historic Places' blog series, I just thought it would be fun to share some of the sites I've visited recently. Hopefully I'll have time to add a few more posts in the...
From: The Early Modern World on 1 Mar 2018

Visiting Philip Schuyler’s House of Dreams

In October 2016 my wife and I went to visit the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York. We went because of Susan’s interest in... The post Visiting Philip Schuyler’s House of Dreams appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Battle of Great Bridge: Preserving the Site, Honoring the Soldiers

An interview with Lin Olsen, Executive Director, Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation Question: Why is preserving the Great Bridge Battlefield important? We... The post The Battle of Great Bridge: Preserving the Site, Honoring the...

Heat and Light in Austen’s Novels (Part 1): Fires – Rachel Dodge

At the heart of every household in Jane Austen’s time, a fire burned. Fires provided a fixed source of heat and light, around which people gathered and moved, cooked and cleaned, lived and socialized. And while it’s lovely to imagine that...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Sep 2017

Reamstown Provides: A Pennsylvania Town’s Contribution to Valley Forge

In a cemetery behind the Salem United Church of Christ, in Reamstown, Lancaster County, a boulder stands: This grinding bowl from East Cocalico is... The post Reamstown Provides: A Pennsylvania Town’s Contribution to Valley Forge appeared first...

Dedication of the New American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Ten years in the planning and construction, the new fifty million dollar state of the art American Revolution Museum at Yorktown was officially dedicated... The post Dedication of the New American Revolution Museum at Yorktown appeared first on Journal...

Yorktown National Battlefield: The Encampment Tour

Almost anyone that develops a passion for history can point to an event deep within themselves that spawned an imaginative interpretation of events, and... The post Yorktown National Battlefield: The Encampment Tour appeared first on Journal of the American...

Museum of the American Revolution: Dichotomy of a Fledgling Nation

Walking into the Museum of the American Revolution’s spacious rotunda, museum patrons will be met with polished terrazzo floors and an elegant curling staircase... The post Museum of the American Revolution: Dichotomy of a Fledgling Nation appeared...

Hotel Happening

And now for some good (re-)development news: the conversion of the 1895 Newmark’s Building on Essex Street into the new Hotel Salem, a 44-room boutique hotel complete with rooftop bar, ground-floor restaurant, and shuffleboard in the basement. The...
From: streets of salem on 5 Feb 2017

Perennial Patterns

There were several Christmas gifts that I gave to people that I wanted for myself–all books. It was very frustrating to me that two of these particular books were shrink-wrapped, so I couldn’t even leaf through them before I wrapped them up!...
From: streets of salem on 5 Jan 2017

A patent extinguisher, being a safe & easy mode of putting out a candle

Aquatint Drawing An old woman dressed in her nightcap and gown, her one breast hanging exposed from her gown, climbs into bed in which her husband already lies. She expels gas from her bottom in the direction of the candle on the ground in front of the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Dec 2016

The ABC’s of the Valley Forge Encampment

Six months of struggle shaped into twenty-six characters. A – Arrival The Continental Army under Gen. George Washington trudged into Valley Forge on December... The post The ABC’s of the Valley Forge Encampment appeared first on Journal of...

Fort Pownal, Colonial Maine, 1775

In early morning fog on April 9, 1775, five days before the momentous clash at Lexington and Concord, two innocent-looking vessels appeared off Cape... The post Fort Pownal, Colonial Maine, 1775 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Back in the Thames

On 2 October, Halley wrote a short letter to Josiah Burchett, advising that he had arrived back in the Thames and requesting permission to come up to London to give the Lords of the Admiralty a report of his Channel … Continue reading →
From: Halley's Log on 4 Oct 2015

Paramore pink at Spithead

On 13 September 1701, Halley wrote again to Josiah Burchett, Secretary to the Admiralty, advising that he had arrived in Spithead two days earlier to “recruite” new provisions from the Victualling Office at Portsmouth, and claiming...
From: Halley's Log on 13 Sep 2015

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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.