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Did Hamilton Write Too Much For His Own Good?

Hamilton wrote … the other FIFTY-ONE! You probably know that line about the Federalist from the Act One finale of Hamilton, “Non-Stop,” in which Aaron Burr repeatedly asks Hamilton, “how do you write like you’re running...
From: The Junto on 24 Oct 2017

Guest Post: Spencer McBride, Benjamin Rush and the Divine Right of Republics

[We are thrilled to have another guest post from Spencer McBride, a historian an editor with the Joseph Smith Papers Project. You can read Spencer’s previous two posts here and here. More importantly, you can order his hot-off-the-press book, Pulpit...
From: The Junto on 13 Jan 2017

10 Things Pauline Maier Taught Us About Ratification and the Bill of Rights

In writing Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788, Pauline Maier hoped to create, in her words, a “Constitutional thriller.” She invited readers to “forget for the moment much of what they know … and return...

Spanish Ferretto

Covered crucible similar to Neri's Stratification of copper.lchemistische Gefäße, (1681)u.a. Destillierhelm, Retorte (detail)In his 1612 book on glassmaking, L'Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri describes how to prepare a variety of metal pigments for glass....
From: Conciatore on 19 Feb 2014

Rough and Ready and Real

The ratification of the Federal Constitution is a notoriously difficult historical event to categorize. On the one hand, it is a watershed moment; the creation of a consolidated federal government with extensive power is a clear break with the immediate...
From: The Junto on 6 Dec 2013

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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:

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The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

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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.