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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:...

Demarginalizing West Africa in the Age of Revolutions

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Bronwen Everill  In 1789, the revolutionary Islamic reformer, Fatta, set up a new government in Moria, Guinea. He worked with a large maroon community based...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Mar 2018

A Junto Birthday Party: Whitefield at 300 Roundtable

About the Guest Poster: Thomas S. Kidd is professor of history at Baylor University, and the author most  recently of George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father (Yale, 2014). A Long Afterlife (Jessica Parr) Those familiar with the first...
From: The Junto on 16 Dec 2014

Conference: The Antislavery Bulwark: The Antislavery Origins of the Civil War

Roy Rogers provides a brief preview of the upcoming conference, co-organized by the CUNY Graduate Center, Harvard University, and the New York Historical Society, "The Antislavery Bulwark: The Antislavery Origins of the Civil War."
From: The Junto on 1 Oct 2014

The Week in Early American History

In Rome, art restorers have uncovered what they say are American Indians in the background of a 1494 fresco in the Vatican’s Borgia Apartments. Some commentary on the imperial-religious context is available here. “Unity,” writes Ilan...
From: The Junto on 5 May 2013

The Week in Early American History

Happy New Year! We took last week off while so many of us were in New Orleans for AHA, so the set of links covers just a bit more than the past seven days. From here on we should be back to our regular schedule every Sunday morning. Lincoln, Django, Slavery,...
From: The Junto on 13 Jan 2013

Then, Thenceforward, and Forever Free

Today is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863.
From: The Junto on 1 Jan 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.