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“She had gone to the Army . . . to her Husband”: Judith Lines’s Unremarked Life

When the War of the Revolution began in April 1775, Connecticut resident Judith Jeffords née Philips was nineteen years old, had been married for two... The post “She had gone to the Army . . . to her Husband”: Judith Lines’s...

Print Media and Isaiah Thomas

‘Tis to ye Press & Pen we Mortals owe All we believe & almost all we know: —George Fischer, The American Instructor: or, Young... The post Print Media and Isaiah Thomas appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Student Workshop

I AM REALLY EXCITED to offer a student workshop as part of the Reading Rebel Voices project, which is open to all University of Glasgow students studying MSc History, Scottish History, or any other related taught postgraduate programme. The intention...
From: Reading Rebel Voices on 26 Feb 2021

Early modern online primary sources

Some readers may have noticed that my Early Modern Resources website has been down for a couple of months now. I’m rebuilding it, but it’s going to be a little while. In the meantime, here is a google spreadsheet of about 150 online primary...
From: Early Modern Notes on 2 Feb 2021

Thou Shalt Not Steal: Plunder, Theft, and Sticky Fingers

“The cunning man steals a horse, the wise man lets him alone.”[1] It had been less than three months since Congress had adopted a... The post Thou Shalt Not Steal: Plunder, Theft, and Sticky Fingers appeared first on Journal of the American...

Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought the American Revolution

Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought the American Revolution by Don Hagist. Foreword by Rick Atkinson. (Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2020) Back in the... The post Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought the American Revolution...

“The Devil at the Helm:” A Quote that Went Astray

John Marshall Deane was a soldier in the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards, among the oldest established regiments of the British army, in March... The post “The Devil at the Helm:” A Quote that Went Astray appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Don N. Hagist on His Latest Book, Noble Volunteers

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews historian and Journal of the American Revolution editor-in-chief, Don N. Hagist on his latest book, Noble Volunteers:... The post This Week on Dispatches: Don N. Hagist on His Latest Book,...

The Aborted Virginia Campaign and Its Aftermath, May to August 1781

Lt. General Earl Cornwallis, the British general officer commanding in the south, arrived at Petersburg in the morning of May 20, 1781, having marched... The post The Aborted Virginia Campaign and Its Aftermath, May to August 1781 appeared first on Journal...

Native Americans at Valley Forge

At the Bethlehem Hospital near the Continental Army cantonment at Valley Forge on November 21, 1777, John Ettwein visited a “Narragansett Indian in great... The post Native Americans at Valley Forge appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Alexander Hamilton’s Missing Years: New Discoveries and Insights into the Little Lion’s Caribbean Childhood

Alexander Hamilton’s life has been documented extensively and his exploits as an adult are well known. His early childhood, however, has long been a... The post Alexander Hamilton’s Missing Years: New Discoveries and Insights into the Little...

Teach My Research: Jesuits and Demons in New France

Mairi Cowan [Teach My Research is an occasional series at Borealia to help connect research and teaching, putting the latest scholarship on early Canadian history–Indigenous, French, British, or early national, to about 1900–into our...
From: Borealia on 26 Oct 2020

Oscar Bredenberg and the Lost Battle of Valcour Island Letter

One of the greatest thrills for any historian is coming upon an important but little-known document, either through one’s own research or the work... The post Oscar Bredenberg and the Lost Battle of Valcour Island Letter appeared first on Journal...

Teach My Research: Loyalist Women and the Experience of Revolutionary Exile in Nova Scotia

G. Patrick O’Brien [Teach My Research is a new occasional series at Borealia to help connect research and teaching, putting the latest scholarship on early Canadian history–Indigenous, French, British, or early national, to about 1900–into...
From: Borealia on 13 Oct 2020

Contributor Question: A Favorite Witty Quote from the Revolutionary Era

This month we asked our contributors for their favorite witty quote from the era of the American Revolution. The responses are widely varied and... The post Contributor Question: A Favorite Witty Quote from the Revolutionary Era appeared first on Journal...

L’Expédition Particuliere: Winter 1780 and the Battle of Cape Henry

In July 1780, after three and half months at sea, nearly 6,000 thousand men[1] and supplies crammed on four frigates, seven ships of the... The post <i>L’Expédition Particuliere</i>: Winter 1780 and the Battle of Cape Henry appeared...

“Very Cold & Nothing Remarkable”: the Journal of Dr. Edmund Hagen, Privateer and Prisoner of War, Part 2 of

This article continues an examination of the journal kept by Dr. Edmund Hagen of Scarborough, Maine, begun in “Dispatch’t to America’: the Journal of... The post “Very Cold & Nothing Remarkable”: the Journal of Dr. Edmund...

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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:

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.