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A Sexual Revolution in the Eighteenth Century?

By Julie Hardwick Archival records provide us with a rich and fascinating insights into young workers’ intimate lives in the Old Regime. In 1740, Claudine Grissonet narrated her relationship and sexual history with Benoit Peyssoneaux. She...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Mar 2021

March 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A CHINA MANUFACTURE.” In January 1770 an advertisement for “New China Ware” ran in the Pennsylvania Chronicle.  In it, the “CHINA PROPRIETORS...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Mar 2020

Workers of the Week: Harvesters

Mark Hailwood Although it officially wrapped up in autumn of last year, recent months have been very productive for the Women’s Work in Rural England project, with major publications coming out and new funding coming through. This means we will...

Flora Tristan: Radical Socialist, Feminist, and First Internationalist

By Kevin Duong In the summer of 1843, French feminist and activist Flora Tristan published a short book, L’Union ouvrière, or The Workers’ Union. Progressive French publishers panned the book. They cited its argument with sympathy,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Jun 2019

August 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (August 15, 1767).“Will also sell with or without the Walk, two likely Negro Men.” When William Mumford and John Cole decided to sell their ropewalk...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Aug 2017

Workers of the Week: ‘Ploughmen go whistling to their toils’

Mark Hailwood Our ‘Women’s Work’ project is at an exciting juncture: we have just reached the end of the data entry phase and attention now turns to the analysis and writing up of results. We will be showcasing these in a number of upcoming...

Workers of the Week: Family Fortunes

Mark Hailwood For the Women’s Work project this summer is shaping up to be the ‘summer of love (doing lots of data entry)’. At a recent meeting we drew up our wish-list of publications we would ultimately like to produce – more...

Workers of the Week: Night Owls

Mark Hailwood In this latest instalment of our ‘Workers of the Week’ series I’m going to depart from the usual focus on historic work activities from this particular time of year. Instead, I want to explore a seasonally inspired question....

Whatever happened to all those liberal Republicans?

Friends and readers, Last night as you watched (if you did) the Republican “debate” on CNN, did you wonder what happened to the liberal wing of the Republican party? Have you ever wondered where they went? Not just Jacob Javits and the more...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Dec 2015

Trumbo: an effective political fable in the tradition of 1930-40s films

Bryan Cranston as Trumbo — who did write in a tub, while drinking alcohol and smoking … Dear friends and readers, I recommend not missing this film. Whatever the flaws, this is a strong film I wish everyone in the US would see. Alas, it’s...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Dec 2015

Workers of the Week: Winter is Coming

Mark Hailwood Brueghelian winter It’s time for another post in our recently launched ‘Workers of the Week’ series, in which we highlight some appropriately seasonal examples of the work activities the project is finding. The focus...

Workers of the Week: Autumnal Gatherers and Cider Makers

Mark Hailwood This is the first post of a new series – ‘Workers of the Week’ – that we are going to be running on the blog, designed to highlight some interesting examples of both women’s and men’s work activities that...

Capitol Fringe Festival: The Hello Girls by Ellouise Schoettler

Poster Image for the show Dear friends and readers, Last night I went to the first of five plays I mean to attend, just a small number of the many events sponsored by the Capitol Fringe Festival this summer. It was a one-woman story-telling play: The...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Jul 2015

Imagining early modern working women, or, economic history’s image problem

Brodie Waddell In 1658, the Czech scholar John Amos Comenius published what’s been called ‘the first children’s picture book’. It proved extremely popular and was republished many times, in many different languages. What brought it to my attention...
From: the many-headed monster on 26 Jan 2015

Breaking the Code (a good alternative to Imitation Game) & O’Flaherty & Ford’s The Informer

Derek Jacobi as Alan Turning being interviewed (1996 Breaking the Code, directed by Herbert Wise, script by Hugh Whitmore) Victor McLaglen as Gypo Nolan (1935 The Informer, directed by John Ford, script by Dudley Nichols) Dear friends and readers, While...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 4 Jan 2015

Kenneth Johnston’s Unusual Suspects, Parts 4-6, Coda

Isaac Cruickshank, Royal Extinguisher or Gulliver Putting out Patriots Dear Friends and Readers, This is the second half of my summary and commentary on Johnston’s Unusual Suspects (see Parts 1-4). This part of Johnston’s book will probably...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Jul 2014

Kenneth Johnston’s Unusual Suspects, Parts 1-4

Dear friends and readers, Today I finished writing a review I’ve been reading and working towards for several weeks. I didn’t mean to take such time with it, but Kenneth Johnson’s Unusual Suspects: Pitt’s Reign of Alarm &...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 21 Jul 2014

An architectural inspection

Unsigned drawing of two men, one of whom may be the architect, looking over an active construction site with work men engaged in various activities on the ground and on the scaffolding around a townhouse(?). Creator: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Apr 2014

Robin and Marion, 37 years later

Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass … Wordsworth, Immortality Ode A little over mid-way in Robin and Marion (dir. Robert Lester, script James Goldman, producer Denis O’Dell, original music John Barry, photographed...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Aug 2013

Before Midnight

Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, once more Dear friends and readers, Here am I to tell you to that if you were among those who enjoyed the first two installments of what turns out to have become a long-lasting relationship between a couple as configured...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Jun 2013

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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.