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Bells were Ringing

We’ve come to THE week of this year-long suffrage celebration, which has unfortunately been overshadowed by other events! But I think we should all stop and recognize the anniversary, coming up on the 18th, of the constitutional ratification of...
From: streets of salem on 15 Aug 2020

The Battle of the Roses

For this #salemsuffragesaturday, a look at the contest between Massachusetts suffragists and anti-suffragists at the turn of the last century, with particular reference to the Massachusetts suffrage referendum of 1915. Though Massachusetts had (and still...
From: streets of salem on 14 Mar 2020

Suffrage in Salem: a Big Election!

I always tell my students that history is not necessarily linear: movements and ideas move forward and then fall back and “progress”, however you choose to define it, is always a result of struggle. The struggle for women’s suffrage...
From: streets of salem on 22 Feb 2020

To the independent freeholders of the county of Hants

An advertisement for Sir William Heathcote and William Chute in the Hampshire election of 1790. Author: Lover of consistency and peace. Title: To the independent freeholders of the county of Hants. : How are the mighty fallen!!! … Published: [Southampton?...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Oct 2018

The Month in Early American History

Rise and shine, it’s time to relaunch our regular(ish) roundup of breaking news from early America. To the links! First up, enjoy a walk through life after the American Revolution with this podcast series charting the life and times of William Hamilton...
From: The Junto on 29 Apr 2018

The Poll for the election of two burgesses

Title: The Poll for the election of two burgesses, to serve in Parliament for the borough of King’s-Lynn, in the county of Norfolk, on Friday, April the 2d, 1784. : Candidates, the Honourable Horatio Walpole, Crisp Molineux, Esqr ; Brigg Price...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 May 2017

Enduring Edifices

I’m really glad that I’ve made my blog relatively apolitical, and I’m equally grateful that I am not an American historian: I wouldn’t want to be in a position to explain what happened yesterday. Hopefully my words and images can...
From: streets of salem on 9 Nov 2016

Prisoners as Voters

Edward Coleburn won the 1718 by-election for alderman of the ward of Mancroft in the city of Norwich, beating his opponent William Chamberlayne by 28 votes. There was only one problem. Many of the votes cast for Coleburn had come from prisoners in the...
From: Early Modern Prisons on 26 Oct 2016

Election Fraud and Voter Suppression: 18th-century Style

There was certainly no love lost between two of the three Virginia gentlemen from Prince William County who stood for office in the county’s... The post Election Fraud and Voter Suppression: 18th-century Style appeared first on Journal of the American...

The Mormon National Convention, 1844

[Given that we just witnessed the Democrat and Republican national conventions a few weeks ago, I thought I’d draw from a current research project and take a look back at an earlier moment in the development of presidential politics. And if you...
From: The Junto on 17 Aug 2016

Election-candidates, or, The republican-goose at the top of the polle

“The rival candidates swarm up a pole, inscribed ‘Westminster Election’, in front of the hustings in Covent Garden. At the top is Burdett with the body and beak of a goose … He is precariously poised on one webbed foot, the right...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Feb 2016

Alternative Fractions

Picking up on the suggestion to counterfactuals, Joseph Adelman invites conversation about an early American questions: what if there hadn't been a Three-Fifths Compromise?
From: The Junto on 9 Dec 2015

‘Déjà Vu All Over Again’? The Upper Canadian Election of 1836 and the Canadian Federal Election of 2015

Denis McKim Disappointing economic growth, especially in comparison to the United States; controversy surrounding immigration from a strife-plagued land; and a communications strategy designed to benefit conservative forces while discrediting their progressive...
From: Borealia on 5 Oct 2015

Ready mony the prevailing candidate

 Print shows on the left, a statue of Justice in a niche beneath which a candidate, doffing his hat, offers a purse of money to a voter who replies, “Twill scarce pay, make it twenty more”, beside them a gentleman points to the statue saying...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Apr 2014

Turmoil in Ipswich

The subscribers to works such as Kirby’s Historical Account came mostly from the ranks of the clergy, professionals, and minor gentry. These were the very same people involved in local politics and quite a number of Kirby’s subscribers turn...
From: Kirby and his world on 25 Nov 2012

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.