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Chinese American Herbal Medicine: A History of Importation and Improvisation

By Tamara Venit Shelton “Chinese herbalists imported everything from China.” This is what I consistently heard from herbalists I interviewed when writing Herbs and Roots: A History of Chinese Doctors in the American Medical Marketplace. As far as...
From: The Recipes Project on 22 Jul 2021

Review: Down the Warpath to the Cedars

Down the Warpath to the Cedars: Indians’ First Battles in the Revolution by Mark R. Anderson (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2021). A couple... The post Review: Down the Warpath to the Cedars appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Cato’s Suicide and Civic Martyrdom in Early British and Spanish America

By Francesca Langer The story of Cato’s suicide, as handed down by the ancient Greek historian Plutarch, was a gruesome political parable that captured the revolutionary imaginations of early Americans, both North and South. Every schoolboy could...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Jul 2021

This Week on Dispatches: John DeLee on Policy Toward Native Americans During the Articles of Confederation Period

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews USMA graduate and JAR contributor John DeLee on how the policy toward Indigenous Americans changed during... The post This Week on Dispatches: John DeLee on Policy Toward Native Americans During...

Book Review: Running from Bondage: Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable Fight for Freedom in Revolutionary America

Running From Bondage: Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable Fight For Freedom In Revolutionary America by Karen Cook Bell (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021) A... The post Book Review: Running from Bondage: Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable...

A Different Road to Sainthood: Building a Religious Community in Eighteenth-Century Montréal

Alanna Loucks Since 1959, many scholars have written biographies about the life of Marie-Marguerite Dufrost de Lajemmerais (d’Youville), who was canonized in 1990 to become the first native-born Canadian to be declared a saint. However, the majority...
From: Borealia on 6 Jul 2021

Join, or Die: Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?

This article is a part of our “Revolutionary Animals” series, which examines the roles of animals in revolution, representations of revolutionary animals, and the intersections between representation and the lived experiences of animals. By J....
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Jul 2021

The Glorious Fourth of July | Anonymous

The following poem, written in September 1849, was published in the left wing Democratic Review, edited by George Julian Harney.[1] The name of the author remains unknown and, for what it’s worth, I do not think that this writer aspired to be a “great”...

A Vexillogical History of Salem

What am I writing about? Flags for the July 4th weekend of course: I had to look up that word and thus am using it, despite the fact that it is somewhat intimidating and I could easily have chosen something easy and alliterative like flags of our forefathers....
From: streets of salem on 2 Jul 2021

Charlotina

In the fall of 1763, a pamphlet was published in Edinburgh titled The Expediency of Securing Our American Colonies by Settling the Country Adjoining... The post Charlotina appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Visiting the American Republics

Two historians I follow on Twitter published reviews of Alan Taylor’s American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783–1850 last week.For The New Criterion, Daniel N. Gullotta of Stanford and the Age of Jackson podcast wrote: ...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Jun 2021

The Dogs of War: The Animals of the Internal Armed Conflict in Peru (1980-2000)

This article is a part of our “Revolutionary Animals” series, which examines the roles of animals in revolution, representations of revolutionary animals, and the intersections between representation and the lived experiences of animals. By Fritz...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Jun 2021

Man from 1818 Predicts USA of the Future

Originally printed in The Pocket Magazine in 1818; transcribed in 2021 by Stephen Basdeo, a writer and historian based in Leeds. One of the things I like to do as an occasional book collector is to find odd volumes of nineteenth-century periodicals—and...

A Juneteenth Tour

I learned about Juneteenth ridiculously late, from a student! It was about five or six years ago (only!) and I was talking about Salem’s Black Picnic, an old tradition recently revived, with a brilliant African-American student and she said “that...
From: streets of salem on 19 Jun 2021

Shifting American Indian Policy during the Articles of Confederation Era

While the Articles of Confederation are often viewed as a failed attempt at governing the newly independent United States, this period did provide for... The post Shifting American Indian Policy during the Articles of Confederation Era appeared first...

June 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He will sell as cheap … as can be purchased anywhere on the Continent.” Purveyors of goods and services frequently made appeals to price to entice prospective customers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jun 2021

Spooked Horse or Spooked President? John Gilpin, James Madison, and “The Bladensburg Races”

This article is a part of our “Revolutionary Animals” series, which examines the roles of animals in revolution, representations of revolutionary animals, and the intersections between representation and the lived experiences of animals. By Emily...
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 Jun 2021

This Week on Dispatches: David P. Ervin on the Continental Army on the Upper Ohio

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews  JAR contributor David P. Ervin on his research into the Continental army operations along the upper... The post This Week on Dispatches: David P. Ervin on the Continental Army on the Upper Ohio...

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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.