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Your search for posts with tags containing Publication Schedule found 5 posts

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (June 20, 1769). “CANDLES … Very cheap.” On Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, selecting which advertisement to feature on the Adverts 250 Project...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jun 2019

December 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (December 19, 1768). “SAMUEL BROOME, and Co. have the following GOODS … at their Store in NEW-YORK.” By the time it made its final appearance...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Dec 2018

November 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (November 11, 1768).“SAMUEL BROOME, and Co. Have the following Goods to Sell.” Samuel Broome and Company’s advertisement for an assortment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Nov 2018

March 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 4, 1768).“To be sold on Tuesday the 8th of March … A Very valuable PLANTATION.” Regular visitors to the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Mar 2018

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Detail from Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (January 14, 1767).“SUPPLEMENT to the PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE.” No advertisements were published in colonial America...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2018

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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.)

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:

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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.