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The Fury of the Betrayed: What Attacks on Capitols in Montreal (1849) and Washington (2021) Tell Us About the Long History of Anti-Democratic Sentiment in North American Political Culture

Dan Horner On the night of April 25, 1849, a riled-up crowd of protesters showered Montreal’s parliament building with rocks, stormed through its front doors, and set the building—a repurposed public market in the city’s west-end—on...
From: Borealia on 13 Apr 2021

Conquest Without War: U.S. Expansionism, the Age of Revolution, and the First Filibuster

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Marco Cabrera Geserick The Age of Revolutions...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Jan 2021

“They Chase Specters”: The Irrational, the Political, and Fear of Elections in Colonial Pennsylvania

By J. L. Tomlin Surveying the situation on the eve of Pennsylvania’s 1726 General Assembly elections, Quaker James Logan realized he’d come to despise the colony’s democratic process. To him, its participants were seemingly “vile...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Dec 2020

Reckoning with Revolution in Nicaragua

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 Mateo Jarquín ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Nov 2020

Unfinished Revolutions and the Politics of Postponement in Guatemala

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 Julie Gibbings On August...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Nov 2020

Scholars of Peru and Latin America Express their Concern about the Political Crisis and Condemn the Parliamentary Coup in Peru

Read the statement below and consider signing your name to it here. We, the undersigned, scholars of Peru and Latin America, express our concern about the ongoing political crisis in Peru and publicly condemn the parliamentary coup orchestrated by...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Nov 2020

The Hegemonic Pact and Radical Politics in Argentina

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 Julia Kornberg & Pablo...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Nov 2020

“La Esperanza de América Latina”: The Ongoing Student Revolution in Colombia

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 Amanda C. Waterhouse ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Oct 2020

Sobre el concepto de despertar social: el reclamo por otra soberanía en las revueltas del 18 de octubre en Chile

La serie “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” explora los ángulos coloniales y postcoloniales de la historia revolucionaria de la región. ¡Lean la serie completa! [This post is a part of our “Latin America’s...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Oct 2020

A Revolution in Knowledge: The Intellectual Legacy of Visa Holders in the United States. A Permanent Work In Progress.

By Ernesto Bassi (Cornell University) and Javier Puente (Smith College)* The Motivation  On July 7, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security announced a new rule prohibiting international students of US universities from returning to or staying...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Jul 2020

Sovereignty at Stake in 1789: The French Revolution Begins

By Robert H. Blackman What do historians mean when they say that sovereignty moved from King Louis XVI of France to the National Assembly on 17 June 1789? That was the date when the deputies of the Third Estate, along with a score of deputies from the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 May 2020

Will the Real George Washington Please Stand Up?

By Andrew R. Detch Misunderstanding the American Revolution, misapplying its lessons, and misappropriating its symbols and figures is an American tradition as old as the nation itself. Jill Lepore reminded the nation of this reality years ago during the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Apr 2020

Living through the Revolution: A Chinese Village Man’s Reflections in the Early Twentieth Century

By Weiting Guo Twentieth-century China was home to a series of revolutions. The Xinhai Revolution (1911) and the Chinese Communist Revolution (1949) had a significant impact on China’s politics and society. The Xinhai Revolution brought 2,000 years...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Apr 2020

The Age of Revolutions and the Impeachment of President Trump: A Post-Mortem

By Malick W. Ghachem The impeachment process just concluded in Washington made remarkable use of the eighteenth century as a source of political and legal authority. Progressive law professors confidently proclaimed an emphatically originalist approach...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Feb 2020

Book Raffle: Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth

Rosenfeld, Sophia, Democracy and Truth: A Short History. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. In conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Press and Sophia Rosenfeld, Age of Revolutions is proud to offer a revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Jun 2019

Why did Edmund Burke call the French Revolution a Democratic Revolution?

By Salih Emre Gercek Democracy’s fiercest opponents are responsible for its revival as a modern idea. In his Reflections on the Revolution in France,[1] in the autumn of 1790, Edmund Burke declared that the French Revolution was bringing democracy...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Jun 2019

Appel de Textes — Service militaire, citoyenneté et culture politique : études des milices au Canada atlantique, 17

Présentation : L’Institut d’études acadiennes de l’Université de Moncton, le Gregg Centre for Study of War and Society, incluant le Network for the Study of Civilians, Soldiers and Society, et le Département...
From: Borealia on 13 May 2019

Call for Papers — Military Service, Citizenship and Political Culture: Militia Studies in Atlantic Canada, 17

Introduction: The Institut d’études acadiennes at the Université de Moncton, the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick, and the Department of History at the University of New Brunswick including...
From: Borealia on 13 May 2019

The Gilets Jaunes Protest: A Grand Refusal in an Age of Commuter Democracy

By Andrew W.M. Smith “Everyone is looking for their own revolution,” Abel Mestre wrote in a recent Le Monde article surveying the profusion of historical references in the Gilets Jaunes protests. He quoted Phillipe Burrin analyzing Revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Dec 2018

The Invention of Representative Democracy

This post is a part of our “Challenging Democratic Revolutions” series, which explores the ways in which democratic ideologies challenged Old Regimes and how revolutionaries challenged notions of democratic liberty. By Katlyn Marie...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Jul 2018

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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.