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Tavárez, “How Spain Created New Consulados” in the HAHR, 2018

Fidel J. Tavárez, “Colonial Economic Improvement: How Spain Created New Consulados to Preserve and Develop Its American Empire, 1778-1795,” Hispanic American Historical Review 98/4 (2018).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 2 Mar 2021

José Andrés Pacheco de Melo in the Independence of the United Provinces of Rio de la Plata

By María Laura Mazzoni This short essay explores the process of Independence of the United Provinces of South America through the life of José Andrés Pacheco de Melo, a priest from Alto Perú who was a representative in the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 1 Mar 2021

February 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THE TRIAL of the SOLDIERS of His Majesty’s Twenty-Ninth Regiment of Foot.” “A FUNERAL SERMON … on the Death of the Rev. Mr. Whitefield.” In...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Feb 2021

February 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Celebrating the Repeal of the oppressive Stamp-Act.” Just as Americans participated in the commodification of events associated with the American Revolution several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Feb 2021

Forget Leaving Room for Jesus: Fornication and Community Control in Transitional New England

The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and its associated bodily and emotional experiences...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 23 Feb 2021

Consuming History—Or Are We?

By Marie Pellissier  I’ve always been fascinated by the appeal of food in living history museums—the sound and aromas of someone cooking over an iron stove or open hearth never fails to draw visitors’ attention. Since I moved to...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Feb 2021

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “We hope to meet with encouragement from the patriotic gentlemen and ladies of this city.” In January and February 1771, Russel and Moore ran advertisements informing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Feb 2021

February 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few Copies of The TRIAL … of the SOLDIERS … for the Murders at Boston.” In January 1771, John Fleeming, a printer in Boston, published an account of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Feb 2021

Masters, “Rethinking the Republics of Spaniards and Indians” in The Americas, Jan 21

Adrian Masters, “The Two, the One, the Many, the None: Rethinking the Republics of Spaniards and Indians in the Sixteenth-Century Spanish Indies,” The Americas 78/1 (2021).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 16 Feb 2021

Review: Anatomy of a Massacre

Anatomy of a Massacre: The Destruction of Gnadenhutten, 1782 by Eric Sterner (Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2020) Eric Sterner’s Anatomy of a Massacre: The Destruction... The post Review: Anatomy of a Massacre appeared first on Journal...

Avilez Rocha, “Fishing and Colonization in the 15th-Century Atlantic” in CLAR, 2019

Gabriel de Avilez Rocha, “The Pinzones and the coup of the acedares: fishing and colonization in the fifteenth-century Atlantic,” Colonial Latin American Review 28/4 (2019)
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 12 Feb 2021

Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: Jacob Francis, Massachusetts Continental and New Jersey Militia

Philadelphia Blacks, under the leadership of well-to-do Robert Purvis, organized the Vigilance Committee to aid and assist fugitive slaves in 1837. Purvis’s wife, Harriett... The post Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans:...

Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: Edward Hector, Bombardier and Wagoner

Nat Turner launched a bloody uprising among enslaved Virginians in Southampton County in 1831 the same year that William Lloyd Garrison of Boston began... The post Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: Edward Hector, Bombardier...

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

This Week on Dispatches: Serena Zabin on The Boston Massacre: A Family History

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews historian, author, and JAR Book-of-the-Year Award winner, Serena Zabin on her book, The Boston Massacre: A... The post This Week on Dispatches: Serena Zabin on <i>The Boston Massacre:...

Featured Review in the AHR, Dec 2018: Tutino, “The Mexican Heartland”

Jeremy Adelman reviews John Tutino, The Mexican Heartland: How Communities Shaped Capitalism, a Nation, and World HIstory, 1500-2000, The American Historical Review 123/5 (2018).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 5 Feb 2021

February 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A FUNERAL SERMON … on the much lamented Death of the Rev. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” Robert Wells, bookseller and printer of the South-Carolina and American General...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Feb 2021

Register for the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850!

The annual Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 will be held virtually from February 18-20 & 26-27 and will be free to all who register. You can register for the conference here. For the full list of CRE Board of Directors, click here....
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Feb 2021

The Records of Congregationalists of Color

Under the project title of “New England’s Hidden Histories,” the Congregational Library and Archives has been digitizing the records of early churches and related documents. The library has just announced the publication of a finding...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Feb 2021

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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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.