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Thomas Fuller, The Church-History of Britain (1655)

This first edition of The Church History of Britain (1655), bound with The History of the University of Cambridge and a short history of Waltham Abbey, is one of many history books for which we have found evidence of female ownership in the early modern...

This Week on Dispatches: Mark Sullivan on Francis and Gottlieb Otto, Loyalists or Rebels?

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews writer, historian, and twenty-five year US Army veteran Mark Sullivan on his recent JAR article about... The post This Week on Dispatches: Mark Sullivan on Francis and Gottlieb Otto, Loyalists...

Thomas Read of Delaware, Part 2: Commodore in the Pennsylvania Navy

Thomas Read (1740-1788) of New Castle, Delaware, as we read in the first part of this series, began his seafaring career as a merchant... The post Thomas Read of Delaware, Part 2: Commodore in the Pennsylvania Navy appeared first on Journal of the American...

King Gustav III of Sweden: Friendly Foe of the United States

New York City, November 16, 1783. It was finally here, Evacuation Day. The British, who had occupied Manhattan for seven long years, were finally... The post King Gustav III of Sweden: Friendly Foe of the United States appeared first on Journal of the...

The Problem of Legacy: John A. Macdonald and the Politics of History

Andrew Nurse The Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) and the Friends of Canadian History have issued a statement in “In Defence of Sir John A. Macdonald and his Legacy.” The statement–which is actually not just a statement but a petition—is...
From: Borealia on 1 Feb 2021

January 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Choice Labradore Tea.” Two advertisements in the January 29, 1771, edition of the Essex Gazette promoted tea to colonial consumers.  William Vans advertised “CHOICE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jan 2021

This Week on Dispatches: Greg Aaron on Lord Dartmouth’s War of Words

Dispatches returns for another season, and on this week’s episode host Brady Crytzer interviews cybersecurity expert and JAR contributor Greg Aaron on Lord Dartmouth, Secretary of... The post This Week on Dispatches: Greg Aaron on Lord...

Red, White, and Blood: White Terror and Great Fear, 1789-2021

By Beatrice de Graaf “White terror” has always been the twin brother of “revolutionary” or “red terror.” Modern history since the French Revolution has witnessed an effervescent parade of rebellions, insurrections,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Jan 2021

Debating (American) Democracy

Jerry Bannister Like everyone else this evening, I’m struggling to keep up with the news. What’s striking about the latest crisis in the United States is that, even at the very heart of American power, there remains so much confusion about...
From: Borealia on 7 Jan 2021

A New Year’s Gift and the Power to Pardon

Posted by Krista J. Kesselring, 1 January 2021. New Year’s Day traditionally served as an occasion for giving gifts. Some such gifts consisted of words of warning and advice, as tokens of the authors’ best wishes for a good and prosperous...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 1 Jan 2021

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He doubts not but every merchant and shop-keeper in this city, and towns adjacent that regard the good of this oppressed country, will encourage such an undertaking.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Dec 2020

The Best Compliment I’ve Received on My Teaching

It was not the evaluation that said I was a snappy dresser. It was the time fifteen years ago when a student in an introduction to modern history who had identified himself as conservative said that, thanks to our class’s discussions of The Communist...
From: memorious on 11 Dec 2020

The Revolutionary Language and Behavior of the Whiskey Rebels

The image of a nation united in the aftermath of the American Revolution, content with hard-fought for and hard-won independence, is largely a grade... The post The Revolutionary Language and Behavior of the Whiskey Rebels appeared first on Journal of...

4. Meals on Wheels: The “Kitchen Cars” and American Recipes for the Postwar Japanese Diet

By Nathan Hopson From 1956 to 1960, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) sponsored a fleet of food demonstration buses in Japan (“kitchen cars”) to improve national nutrition and fuel the nation’s economic recovery with more “modern”...
From: The Recipes Project on 10 Dec 2020

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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.