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After the Herero ‘Uprising’: Child Separation and Racial Apartheid in German Southwest Africa

By Adam A. Blackler Regimes seeking to exercise power over a segment of the population, past and present, have used child separation as a mechanism of social control. In a previously unknown collection at the National Archives of Namibia in Windhoek,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Mar 2020

The Argument for Colonizing The Americas - Richard Hakluyt, "A Discourse Concerning Western Planting." (1584)

Richard Hakluyt (1553-1616) was an early proponent of English colonization. This particular document was written to convince Queen Elizabeth I to support the colonization schemes of Sir Walter Raleigh, and to encourage English merchants and gentry to...
From: 17th-century American Women on 17 Aug 2019

Reconciling Chignecto: The many stories of Siknikt

Anne Marie Lane Jonah [Welcome to our summer series on Acadian history! We are very excited to be presenting this special five-week series, cross-posting on Unwritten Histories, Borealia, and  Acadiensis, and in collaboration with the Fredericton...
From: Borealia on 16 Jul 2019

Q&A with James Parisot

Following up yesterday’s review by Lindsay Keiter, today The Junto interviews James Parisot, author of How America Became Capitalist: Imperial Expansion and the Conquest of the West (Pluto, 2019). James teaches in the Department of Sociology at...
From: The Junto on 25 Jun 2019

Remembering the Unbearable Present: Colonial Biowarfare, Indigeneity, and the Challenge for Anthropocene Historiographies

“Anthropocene Word Cloud from Wikipedia.”  Notably, the words colonial, imperial, indigenous, violence, and their derivatives do not appear.   “It is hard for us to examine our connection with unbearable pasts with which we...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 19 Nov 2018

Colonizing St. John Island: A History in Maps

S. Max Edelson This essay examines the Board of Trade’s survey and plan for St. John Island (renamed Prince Edward in 1798). It is part of a larger study of British surveying and colonization in the maritime northeast, which is the focus of chapter...
From: Borealia on 14 Nov 2018

Why We Will Not Go

How and why does a group in a society feel affection for the society they live in, despite the constant abuses faced by them? A great case study to help answer the question is through the anti-slavery movement. Boston abolitionist intellectual Maria Stewart,...
From: The Junto on 6 Sep 2018

Revolution and Arab Existentialism in the Era of Decolonization: An Interview with Yoav Di-Capua

By Naghmeh Sohrabi Yoav Di-Capua’s No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean Paul Sartre, and Decolonization reads like a thriller in many senses of the word. Ostensibly about the “rendezvous between Arab intellectuals, Jean-Paul Sartre, his French...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Jul 2018

Women in 17C Virginia

This is the Virginia of the Native Americans, that British American colonial women would have found in the early years of the 1600s.  Hand-colored illustration of Theodor de Bry's (1528-1598) engraved illustration of the Native American...
From: 17th-century American Women on 19 Feb 2018

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and a Revolutionary Praxis for Education, Part II

Check out Part I of “Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and a Revolutionary Praxis for Education” By Kevin Gannon Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed was a powerful, indeed revolutionary, reformulation of the very idea and...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Jul 2017

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and a Revolutionary Praxis for Education, Part I

By Kevin Gannon Educational theory and practice has always been a contested terrain, even if many of the practitioners in these fields deny that controversies bubble beneath their work’s placid surface. In the mid-twentieth-century United States,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Jul 2017

Land and Liberation: The Legacy of Zimbabwe’s Revolutionary Struggle

By Chase Barney Independence in most of southern Africa came with bloodshed, and came much later than elsewhere on the continent largely due to the presence of significant white settler communities in Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa....
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Jun 2017

Protestant England surprises Catholic Spain and Begins to Think about Expansion across the Atlantic

After Columbus’s landfall, the Native American peoples had nearly been extinguished mostly from disease. In the centuries after Columbus landed in the New World on 12 October 1492, more native North Americans died each year from infectious diseases...
From: 17th-century American Women on 2 Jun 2017

A Recipe for Learning Atlantic World History: Student Contributions

By Zara Anishanslin Student Jose Hernandez summed up initial reaction to finding a “recipe assignment” on an Atlantic World History course syllabus: “when you first assigned the Columbian Exchange assignment, I honestly assumed that...
From: The Recipes Project on 27 Nov 2015

Columbus Day video roundup

Today at the Junto, Rachel Herrmann asks for your most snarky Columbus Day video clips
From: The Junto on 13 Oct 2014

Whose Voices Matter and Whose Stories are Told in Captivity Narratives

My first impressions upon reading the captivity narratives of both Mary Rowlandson and Susannah Johnson immediately concern the popularity of the genre. Considering it’s frightful and taboo nature, it was also exhilarating and worthy of alot of...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 4 Mar 2013

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.