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The Forces Align

This past weekend was happening; the streets of Salem were full of tourists and the historical events in which I was somewhat involved came off very well: the Salem Resistance Ball at Hamilton Hall and the “Salt Cod for Silver” symposium...
From: streets of salem on 8 Apr 2019

April 4

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (April 4, 1769). “His usual Assortment of West-India and English GOODS.” British goods were popular in the colonies because...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Apr 2019

March 28

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 28, 1769). “A fresh Assortment of Garden Seeds.” In this advertisement for seeds Benjamin Coats mentioned beans, peas,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Mar 2019

March 21

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 21, 1769). “CHOICE green Coffee.” In this advertisement William Vans attempted to sell some items, including “CHOICE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Mar 2019

Seeking Out a Statement by “Samuel Savage”

On 21 Mar 1760, Bostonians were assessing the damage from the great fire that had started in Mary Jackson’s shop the night before. So this is a good day to resume The Saga of the Brazen Head.I’ll start a peek behind the scenes of tomorrow’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Mar 2019

March 14

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 14, 1769). “CHOICE green Coffee … also blue and white China Cups and Saucers.” This advertisement features a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2019

March 7

GUEST CURATOR: Olivia Burke What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 7, 1769). “The best New-England Flour of Mustard.” In “A Taste for Mustard: An Archaeological Examination of a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Mar 2019

The Lynde Ladies of Salem

I’ve always admired these three portraits of women from the Lynde family: the wife and daughters of Benjamin Lynde Jr., chief justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court of Judicature and one of the justices who presided over the trial of Captain...
From: streets of salem on 3 Mar 2019

February 28

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (February 28, 1769). “LADIES Hair is dressed in different Manners.” On February 28, 1769, Samuel Archer advertised his services...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Feb 2019

Reports of Leslie’s Retreat

This weekend brings the third annual commemorative reenactment of “Leslie’s Retreat” to Salem, an enthusiastic event that I think everyone enjoys because of its non-commercial, non-1692 focus: at least I do! The reenactment marks an...
From: streets of salem on 22 Feb 2019

February 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (February 14, 1769). “Will sell the Remains of Mr. Hamilton’s Goods at the lowest Prices.” GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE!!! Although Arthur Hamilton...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Feb 2019

Valentine's Day - 1700s British Colonial & American Couples

1773 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Miffin (Sarah Morris).1773 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Winslow (Jemima Debuke)1775 John Singleton Copley (1728-1815). Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Izard (Alice Delancey).1788...
From: 18th-century American Women on 14 Feb 2019

My First Visit to the Phillips Library in Rowley

Well, I knew the day had to come: my first visit to the Phillips Library in Rowley. Even as many were protesting the move of the Peabody Essex Museum’s research library, which includes the historic records of hundreds of Salem families,...
From: streets of salem on 10 Feb 2019

February 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Subscriptions are taken … by S. Hall in Salem.” Essex Gazette (February 7, 1769). This subscription notice for “The WORKS of the celebrated John Wilkes,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Feb 2019

Enquiries and Enslavement

I’m in the process of teaching myself how to create digital maps with layers of history so I can visualize different times, places, events and environments. Such maps are a great teaching tool, and I also think it would be a great way...
From: streets of salem on 7 Feb 2019

Two Looks at Revolutionary New England

This week the Journal of the American Revolution published back-to-back articles about Revolutionary New England. First, Derek W. Beck adapted material from his book The War Before Independence, 1775-1776 to discuss “Henry Knox’s ‘Noble...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Feb 2019

Fertility in the Early Modern Household

Leah Astbury Domestic recipe books in early modern England abound with remedies to promote conception and prevent miscarriage. Frances Springatt’s recipe book, for example, contained a remedy ‘To help conception and strengthen Nature’,...
From: The Recipes Project on 5 Feb 2019

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 31, 1769). “Esteemed by Judges equal in Quality to the best imported from England.” When Henry Lloyd of Boston placed his advertisement for “CHOICE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2019

I Miss the Assembly House

I miss the Assembly House, a Georgian structure on Federal Street built as an assembly house in 1782 and transformed by Samuel McIntire into a more elaborate residence in the next decade: its proper name is the Cotting-Smith Assembly House (although it...
From: streets of salem on 22 Jan 2019

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 17, 1769). “Will be sold greatly under the usual Prices, to clear off his Stock.” CLEARANCE SALE!!! Robert Alcock did not deploy a striking headline...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2019

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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.