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The Circus Origins of Pink Lemonade

By Betsy Golden Kellem Few things whip up an appetite quite like the playground of cotton candy, popcorn, fried food and sweet drinks that accompanies a circus. Pink lemonade in particular has long been associated with the circus, which does not simply...
From: The Recipes Project on 16 Feb 2021

Memories of Akara and Acaraje

By Ozoz Sokoh Kitchen Butterfly & Feast Afrique Taste Memories To this day, wherever I am, Nigeria or anywhere else in the world, I have a specific Saturday morning taste memory of bread, ogi and Akara lodged in my head, and heart I daresay. I spent...
From: The Recipes Project on 9 Feb 2021

Transnational News and the Irish Free Trade Crisis of 1779

By Joel Herman The gravitational pull of the American Revolution has been given new focus by the transnational turn, as scholars have begun to uncover the influence of the revolution elsewhere in the world.[1] One place where the American revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 8 Feb 2021

Montesquieu, the Persian Rousseau, and Napoleon’s French Revolution in India

Soltan Hosayn, by Cornelis de Bruijn. (Rijksmuseum) The year 2021 marks the tercentenary of the publication of Montesquieu’s Lettres persanes and the two hundredth anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte. At first glance, the philosophe who...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 28 Jan 2021

Food Identity Standards and Recipes as Legislation

By Clare Gordon Bettencourt  In 1933, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) organized an exhibit that came to be known as the Chamber of Horrors. The horrors on display were examples of packaging intended to deceive consumers. The...
From: The Recipes Project on 7 Jan 2021

4. Meals on Wheels: The “Kitchen Cars” and American Recipes for the Postwar Japanese Diet

By Nathan Hopson From 1956 to 1960, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) sponsored a fleet of food demonstration buses in Japan (“kitchen cars”) to improve national nutrition and fuel the nation’s economic recovery with more “modern”...
From: The Recipes Project on 10 Dec 2020

Jemmy Whittle, the Devil, St Dunstan and the Laughing Boy

The Laughing Boy c.1780 The name James Whittle (1757 – 1818) will no doubt be familiar to readers of The Printshop Window. Whittle and his partner Robert Laurie (1755-1836) co-owned one of eighteenth-century London’s most well-known printshops....
From: The Print Shop Window on 4 Dec 2020

At a Crossroads: Connections and Family Formation in Montréal, 1700-175

Alanna Loucks Montréal was always a crossroads. Located along the St. Lawrence River, the continental highway, the city developed as a space defined by mobility and fluidity. This connected and dynamic character influenced the diverse demographic...
From: Borealia on 30 Nov 2020

November 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Sign of the Lion and Mortar.” In the fall of 1770, Philip Godfrid Kast, an apothecary, placed an advertisement in the Essex Gazette to inform potential customers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Nov 2020

The Board of Trade and Plantations, 1688–1761

There were four bodies that directly influenced England’s relationship with her American colonies; they were the King (a body of one), the Privy Council... The post The Board of Trade and Plantations, 1688–1761 appeared first on Journal of...

Hanging the Slave Traders

Books with the title of The Newgate Calendar were published as early as the mid-eighteenth century. Mostly they were collections of “Last Dying Speeches” of criminals and short biographies of felons such as Jack Sheppard, Dick Turpin, and...

New book: C.J. Grant’s Political Drama: Radicalism and Graphic Satire in the Age of Reform

You might have noticed that things have been rather quiet around here for the last year or two? There are a lot of reasons for this: I have a family and a job like many of you, but I’ve also been spending most of my spare time writing a book about...
From: The Print Shop Window on 5 Aug 2020

August

Who was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Parcel of young healthy NEW NEGROES.” A woodcut that crudely depicted four figures, presumably enslaved men, women, and children, adorned an advertisement in the August...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Aug 2020

Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots: Free Trade in the Age of Revolution

Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots: Free Trade in the Age of Revolution by Tyson Reeder. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019 America’s struggle for liberty ushered... The post Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots: Free Trade in the Age of Revolution...

May 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “No Part of the Cargo will be sold but in the Yard on the Day of Sale.” It was the first advertisement readers encountered as they perused the May 9, 1770, edition of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 May 2020

Ann Collard (c.1726-1778)

Ann Collard née Jacques was a haberdasher and milliner who worked on Bishopsgate Street in London in the eighteenth century. In 1747, Ann married George Collard, a freemen of the Merchant Taylors’ Company, and the table below details the...
From: A Fashionable Business on 6 May 2020

WFH 2: Tradesmen and Tools for Working from Home, Chapter 1

For this second instalment of ‘Working from Home’ in early modern England, I’m going to take a look at some of the tools and materials urban individuals used as part of their trade in two posts. The first looks at the wider uses of tools...
From: Middling Culture on 21 Apr 2020

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