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More on the Abolition of Slavery

Hannah More’s “Slavery: a poem” was written in support of parliament’s debate on slavery that was occurring at the time. While reading it I couldn’t help but be reminded of the abolitionist texts from the American Civil War that I have read...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 18 Mar 2013

Oroonoko: Too Good To Be True

“Oroonoko: or, The Royal Slave. A True Story” is an uncomfortable read. The work positions itself as something factually true and appears to be sympathetic to the plight of slaves. However, it fails to convince in both respects. The narrator’s...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 11 Mar 2013

The Captive and the Heathen: Demonizing Native Americans through Religion in Captivity Narratives

The captive narratives of Susannah Johnson and Mary Rowlandson both contain continuous Christian religious language and imagery that reveals the nature of English perceptions of Native Americans during the eighteenth century. Particularly in Mary Rowlandson’s...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 4 Mar 2013

Rumor Has It: The Fearful Savages are Coming!

Susanna Johnson and Mary Rowlandson not only share in common the experience of being a captive to Native Americans, but also the experience of spreading a rumor about the Natives, or in their eyes, the outsiders. Although the recounting of captivity narratives...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 3 Mar 2013

The Feminization of Women’s Political Voice in Frances Brooke’s “The Old Maid No.13 [The Foundling Hospital]“

Brooke, Smith, and Smolinski Feminize their political messages by mediating them through entertainment, to make it more accessible to their male audiences. In “The Old Maid No.13 [The Foundling Hospital]”, Frances Brooke uses her theatrical periodical...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 25 Feb 2013

Upstairs, Downstairs

Elizabeth Hands’ poem “On the Supposition of an Advertisement Appearing in a Morning Paper, of the Publication of a Volume of Poems, by a Servant Maid” is simultaneously satirical, entertaining and enlightening. Although written as a...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 25 Feb 2013

Serve your Country – Save the Children!: Patriotic Rhetoric and Unwanted Babies in Brooke’s “The Founding Hospital”; also, a Modern-Day Children’s Learning Centre

(image taken from WILL website) “MISSION We want to give children who are left behind in life a chance to flourish. We are creating an eco-learning center to provide them with a loving and nurturing environment and a tailored guided program. We want...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 23 Feb 2013

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:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

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

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.