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July 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Gentlemen who please to favour us with their Subscriptions, shall have their Names carefully published in an alphabetical List.” Like many books, maps were often...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jul 2020

July 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “LIBERTY.  A POEM” “A NEGRO CARPENTER.” On July 26, 1770, at least thirty-one advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children appeared in newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jul 2020

This Week on Dispatches: Jeff Dacus on the “Tower of Victory” at the Siege of Fort Watson

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Jeff Dacus on how Light Horse Harry Lee and Francis Marion were able to successfully capture... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jeff Dacus on the “Tower of...

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SIMON FRANKS, by an Advertisement … forth that I, MARGARET-JACOB-ENNER FRANKS, his Wife, eloped for him.” On July 10, 1770, Simon Franks placed a short advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jul 2020

July 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “LIBERTY. A POEM.” Current events were not confined to the news and editorials in colonial newspapers published during the era of the American Revolution. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jul 2020

June 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “American manufactured, BROWN and mixed coloured THREAD STOCKINGS.” Advertisers considered “Buy American” a powerful appeal that would resonate with consumers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jun 2020

This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Waters on Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter and the Revolution in the South

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews author, land conservationist, and JAR contributor Andrew Waters on how Nathanael Greene and Thomas Sumter fought against... The post This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Waters on Nathanael...

This Week on Dispatches: Stephen John Katzberg on Mapping the Battle of Eutaw Springs

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer speaks with electrical engineer and JAR contributor Stephen John Katzberg on the significance of the Battle of Eutaw... The post This Week on Dispatches: Stephen John Katzberg on Mapping the Battle...

May 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All American Manufactures.” Thomas Shute’s advertisement occupied a privileged place in the May 4, 1770, edition of the South-Carolina Gazette.  It appeared...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2020

Cornwallis and the Winter Campaign, January to April 1781

Leaving Colonel Francis Lord Rawdon to command in the field from Georgetown to Augusta, Lt. Gen. Charles Earl Cornwallis, the British General Officer Commanding... The post Cornwallis and the Winter Campaign, January to April 1781 appeared first on Journal...

Lost Patriots in the Grimké Files

Buried within the papers of Lt. Col. John F. Grimké are names of hundreds of artillerymen who fought in the 4th South Carolina Regiment... The post Lost Patriots in the Grimké Files appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

April

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “FENCING, WITH BROAD AND SMALL SWORDS.” When fencing master P. Wallace arrived in Charleston, he placed an advertisement in the South-Carolina Gazette to inform...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2020

April 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SHIP-CHANDLERY.” William Price deployed typography to attract attention to his advertisement for “BEST Bridport CANVAS, and sundry other Articles” in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Apr 2020

April 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “ASSORTMENT of GOODS, Agreeable to the RESOLUTIONS.” The partnership of Smith and Atkinson informed consumers in and around Boston that they stocked “A small...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Apr 2020

The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Misfortune: The Fall of Fort Motte

The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas after the fall of Charleston was a great arena of war with hundreds of small battlefields. Some were... The post The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Misfortune: The Fall of Fort Motte appeared first on Journal of...

Mapping the Battle of Eutaw Springs: Modern GIS Solves a Historic Mystery

When dealing with available sources to investigate questions related to historical events, the researcher has at his disposal a limited set from which to... The post Mapping the Battle of Eutaw Springs: Modern GIS Solves a Historic Mystery appeared first...

This Week on Dispatches: Douglas R. Dorney, Jr. on Capt. John De Treville: Continental Officer and British Spy

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews architect and JAR contributor Douglas R. Dorney, Jr., on his research about Capt. John La Boularderie De... The post This Week on Dispatches: Douglas R. Dorney, Jr. on Capt. John De Treville:...

Tapping America’s Wealth to Fund the Revolution: Two Good Ideas that Went Awry

“Unless some great and capital change suddenly takes place,” Gen. George Washington wrote from Valley Forge on December 23, 1777,[1] to Henry Laurens, the... The post Tapping America’s Wealth to Fund the Revolution: Two Good Ideas that...

January

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.” It has been more than a year since any “NEW ADVERTISEMENTS” from Charles Crouch’s South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jan 2020

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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

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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.