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Contributor Question: What is Your Favorite Beverage of the Revolutionary Era?

This month, we asked our contributors: With many different holidays and celebrations approaching, what is your favorite beverage known to have been consumed during... The post Contributor Question: What is Your Favorite Beverage of the Revolutionary Era?...


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “DOUBLE BEER, fine ALE, TABLE and SMALL BEER.” Robert Wells, the printer of the South-Carolina and American General Gazette, had too much news and advertising to include...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Nov 2020

Top Ten Demolished Houses of Revolutionary War-Era Connecticut

This story is the unfortunate flip side of “Top Ten Revolutionary War Patriot Homes in Connecticut”: the most significant Connecticut houses demolished in the... The post Top Ten Demolished Houses of Revolutionary War-Era Connecticut appeared...

Brewing up some history: recreating historical beer recipes

By Tiah Edmunson-Morton At the expense of sounding cliché, historic recipe recreations are a way to taste the past. Figuring out proper ingredients, considering environmental conditions, and using appropriate equipment all bring you closer to what...
From: The Recipes Project on 12 Mar 2020

January 2020: a Taste of “Before ‘Farm to Table'” Part IV

Dear Recipes Project community, Happy 2020! This month we’ll mark the new year by highlighting some discoveries from the Before “Farm to Table”: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures project, a Mellon initiative in collaborative research...
From: The Recipes Project on 28 Jan 2020

Thanksgiving: A Week with Martha Bradley, The British Housewife, Day 5

Martha Bradley lived in an age when a prosperous household often brewed its own beer, culturing and storing it in large wooden vessels in... The post Thanksgiving: A Week with Martha Bradley, <i>The British Housewife</i>, Day 5 appeared first...

Spruce Beer in the Age of Jane Austen

Inquiring readers, Spruce beer was a popular beverage during Jane Austen’s lifetime. On December 9, 1808, Austen wrote her sister Cassandra from Castle Square: But all this,” as my dear Mrs. Piozzi says, “is flight and fancy, and nonsense,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Mar 2019

October 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Weekly News-Letter (October 6, 1768).“Strong and Small Malt Beer and Spruce, by the Barrel.” In the fall of 1768 John Coleman advertised the several varieties...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Oct 2018

How to Drink Beer, 1725

J. Nothnagel, Man with Beer (1772), Wellcome Library“I have not known Thirst since I have used hot Beer: Let the Weather be never so hot, and my work great, yet have I not felt Thirst as formerly... But some will say, Cold Beer is very pleasant...
From: Ask the Past on 29 Jun 2018

King Calli’s Spruce Beer

By Renée Lafferty-Salhany Cocktails today, in expert hands, are an art form.  The thoughtful, deliberate balance of disparate flavours is meant not only to intoxicate, but to express refinement, even elegance. Mixed drinks didn’t always...
From: The Recipes Project on 26 Jun 2018

Australia. Wreck Preservation Ale: where to try the rich, dark brew salvaged from the deep.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 May 2018

May 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few of the so much esteem’d FARMER’s Letters.” Isaac Beers and Elias Beers sold a variety of goods at their shop in New Haven. In the spring of 1768 they...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 May 2018

May 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (May 19, 1768).“The Cork of each Bottle will be stamped.” Timothy Matlack promoted his “Philadelphia brewed BOTTLED BEER” in an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 May 2018

More on 18th Century Foods.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 May 2018

History on Appeal: Originalism and Evidence in the Comeau Case

Bradley Miller The Supreme Court declined this month to radically change the way that Canada works. In R v Comeau, lawyers for a New Brunswick man ticketed for bringing too many bottles of beer into the province from Quebec urged the justices to use the...
From: Borealia on 3 May 2018

Making Ink

By Amy L. Tigner I had been thinking for a couple of years that I would like to try to make ink the early modern way. I had run across several recipes for ink over the years in my research of seventeenth-century receipt books and I had read Amanda Herbert’s...
From: The Recipes Project on 14 Feb 2017

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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

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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.