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Rum, Oaths, and Slave Uprisings in the Age of Revolution

By Frederick H. Smith Alcohol is an important prism through which to view the Atlantic world during Age of Revolution. Scholars have documented the political economic structure of the rum trade, its role in sparking the American Revolution, and...
From: Age of Revolutions on 7 Dec 2016

Women and Revolution: A Horror Story

By Caroline Wigginton Leonora Sansay’s epistolary novel Secret History; or, the Horrors of St. Domingo (1808) is set during the final days of the Haitian Revolution. Her tale — based on Sansay’s own eyewitness accounts and focused...
From: Age of Revolutions on 31 Oct 2016

Slavery and the Revolutionary Histories of 1848

By Jonathan Dusenbury In The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, Karl Marx draws the famous parallel between the French Revolutions of 1789 and 1848. The adage that “all facts and personages in world history occur, as it were, twice…the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Oct 2016

Podcasting Revolution: An Interview with Mike Duncan

Mike Duncan, the creator of Revolutions – a political history podcast – had the following  thought-provoking answers to my questions. Enjoy! 1) What made you want to start podcasting? I got into podcasting after a couple of...
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Oct 2016

Political Science in Fever-Stricken Philadelphia

H-Net just ran Jan Golinski’s review of Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds: Science and the Yellow Fever Controversy in the Early American Republic by Thomas A. Apel.As Golinski explains, no one in 1790s Philadelphia understood the cause of the...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Sep 2016

Revolutionary Raffle: James Alexander Dun’s Dangerous Neighbors

James Alexander Dun, Dangerous Neighbors: Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. Hardback. In conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Press and James Alexander Dun, Age...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Sep 2016

Elizabeth Drinker’s Haitian Revolution

By James Alexander Dun Elizabeth Drinker, a Quaker woman living in Philadelphia, heard stories from Saint Domingue.  She recorded some of them in her diary, a record she kept in various forms for nearly 50 years, beginning in 1758 and ending days...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Sep 2016

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Caitlin Fitz’s Our Sister Republics

Caitlin Fitz, Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions. New York: W.W. Norton, 2016. 368 pages. Hardback. In conjunction with W.W. Norton and Caitlin Fitz, Age of Revolutions is proud to offer its third revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 8 Aug 2016

Lessons from A Colony in Crisis: Collaborative Pedagogy and the Digital Humanities

By Abby Broughton, Kelsey Corlett-Rivera, and Nathan H. Dize When we originally came up with the idea for A Colony in Crisis: The Saint-Domingue Grain Shortage of 1789 in the summer of 2014, we envisioned a pedagogical tool that would help facilitate...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Jul 2016

Revolutionary Raffle: 2 Works by Julia Gaffield

Julia Gaffield, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution.  Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 270 pages. Paperback. —, ed. The Haitian Declaration of Independence: Creation, Context,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Jun 2016

Touring the Haitian Revolution: A Photo Journal

By Paul Clammer On my first trip to Haiti, I was, like many people, shamefully ignorant of its history. I had heard of Toussaint Louverture but little of what he did, though I knew enough to realize that packing a copy of CLR James’ The Black Jacobins...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Jun 2016

Haitian Revolution Reading List

Age of Revolutions Reading List #4 Haitian Revolution For our fourth list, we asked Marlene Daut and John Garrigus – two experts in the Haitian Revolution – to list the top five books they would suggest to graduate...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Jun 2016

“New Narratives of Haiti” at H-Haiti

By Bryan A. Banks Haiti is popular in academia right now. Consistently, the most viewed posts on our site are those that deal with the colony (St. Domingue) and/or country (Haiti). Erica Johnson covered Catholic priests and their...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 May 2016

The Black Jacobins: From Great Book to Classic?

By Christopher Taylor “The role which the great Negro Toussaint, called L’Ouverture, played in the history of the United States,” W.E.B. Du Bois wrote almost eighty years ago, as might be written now despite C.L.R. James’s great...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 May 2016

Book Prizes from the A.H.A.

At their meeting earlier this month, the members of the American Historical Association announced the winners of their awards for books, other media, and teaching. The Littleton-Griswold Prize for book on “the history of U.S. law and society (broadly...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Jan 2016

Haiti’s First Novel: Expanding the Study of the Age of Revolutions

We might say that of the many topics we 18th-centuriests study, the “Age of Revolutions” tops the list.  The French and American Revolutions have long been examined as crucial turning points in the history of the modern world, and we...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 1 Oct 2015

Reviews of Revolutions without Borders

Earlier this month H-Net published Bryan Rindfleisch’s review of Revolutions without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World by Janet L. Polasky, which looks at the multiple revolutions on both sides of the Atlantic in the late 1700s.Polasky’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Jul 2015

Revolutions Without Borders

R. R. Palmer's Age of Democratic Revolutions famously had no room in its two volumes for what many of us now recognise as the most revolutionary of them all—the one in Haiti between 1791 and 1804. Janet Polasky has written a version for our own...
From: The Junto on 11 Jun 2015

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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.