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Creating Order: Rufus King and the Nascent American Republic

On the afternoon of April 30, 1789, George Washington stepped onto the balcony of the freshly-renovated and renamed Federal Hall on Wall Street in... The post Creating Order: Rufus King and the Nascent American Republic appeared first on Journal of the...

John Marshall: Hamilton 2.

Celebrated for his stirring words in the Declaration of Independence, and having profited upon the popularity since, Thomas Jefferson was now America’s chief magistrate—and... The post John Marshall: Hamilton 2.0 appeared first on Journal...

Serfin’ U.S.A. with Benjamin Franklin

Yesterday I examined the facts and logic of a recent USA Today opinion essay, “Killing the Electoral College Means Rural Americans Would Be Serfs” by Trent England. I found them unconvincing.The portions of the essay that invoke history are...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 May 2019

What the Founding Era Meant by “Bear Arms”

Last month Dennis Baron, a professor of English and linguistics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, published an op-ed essay in the Washington Post on the language of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:Two new databases of English...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Jun 2018

What the United States Are/Is

In the U.S. Constitution, “United States of America” is a plural noun, as in:No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress,...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Dec 2016

The Long Process of Labeling the Bill of Rights

As I noted back here, James Madison used the label “bill of rights” for the first of his proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution—a proposal that never got out of Congress. He also proposed a bunch of limitations on the federal government...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Jan 2016

Just a Few Revisions Here and There

The Amendments to the U.S. Constitution that we think of as the Bill of Rights are rooted mostly in James Madison’s fourth and fifth proposed amendments from June 1789:Fourthly,That in article 2st, section 9, between clauses 3 and 4, be inserted...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Jan 2016

Interview: Saul Cornell and the Originalism Debate

Saul Cornell is a legal and constitutional historian at Fordham University, and the author of The Other Founders: Anti-Federalism and the Dissenting Tradition in America (1999) and A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun...
From: The Junto on 3 Sep 2015

Constitutional Correlations

In a recent issue of the New Yorker, Jill Lepore reviewed some recent books about economic inequality, which has been measured for a century on the Gini scale, and what that phenomenon might say about and mean for different societies.Toward the end of...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Mar 2015

The Legalities of Licensing Historical Tour Guides

The National Constitution Center has highlighted a case under consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court about whether cities can require tour guides to pass tests of historical knowledge before being licensed.Federal courts have issued contradictory decisions...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Feb 2015

The Week in Early American History

Slavery reparations, a lost Confederate ship, a financially troubled plantation, and academic dads. These links and more in this Memorial Day edition.
From: The Junto on 26 May 2014

“When the senate should have had an opportunity to act”

Joseph Story was only a boy in Marblehead when the Constitution was written. However, he became a Supreme Court justice and a Harvard law professor and thus a very influential commenter on that document. This is how he interpreted the recess appointment...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Jan 2013

The Birth of the Recess Appointment

Article Two of the U.S. Constitution includes this clause, proposed by Richard Dobbs Spaight of North Carolina: The President shall have power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Jan 2013

About THAT Hat!

Have you noticed the little commotion about Justice Antonin Scalia's choice of hat at President Obama's second inauguration? Some are saying that Scalia CHOSE to wear a hat resembling the hat Thomas More is wearing in the portrait Hans Holbein painted...

A Modern Claim of Privilege

I’m departing from the Revolutionary era to talk about a book on another period because it raises important issues about the value of historical study within our constitutional system. Claim of Privilege: A Mysterious Plane Crash, a Landmark Supreme...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Dec 2012

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.