The Early Modern Commons

Search Results for "trans-Atlantic"

Your search for posts with tags containing trans-Atlantic found 9 posts

Reading the History of Slavery: 3 Experts Offer Book Recommendations

Perhaps more than ever, we need to better educate ourselves on the history of slavery, and consider the ways in which it informs how we have arrived at the present. We invited three prominent scholars to recommend books that speak to the current historical...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Jun 2020

March 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW NEGROES, CHIEFLY MEN.” On March 28, 1770, Joseph Clay placed an advertisement in the Georgia Gazette to announce the sale of “A CARGO consisting of about...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Mar 2020

African Americans and the Problems of Faith in the Age of Revolutions

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By James Sidbury The play on words embedded in the title...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Feb 2020

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 10, 1768).“TO BE SOLD at YAMMACRAW, A PARCEL OF NEW NEGROES.” Several advertisements in the August 10, 1768, edition of the Georgia Gazette offered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Aug 2018

June 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 8, 1768).“A CHOICE CARGO OF 250 PRIME SLAVES.” In early June 1768 merchants Alexander Inglis and Nathaniel Hall advertised the sale of “A...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jun 2018

Approaching Public Engagement: Sharing Early Modern Women in a ‘Plus One’ World

This post comes from Gina G. Bennett, a fourth year doctoral student of Transatlantic History at The University of Texas at Arlington. Her dissertation, under the direction of Dr. Kenyon Zimmer, will focus on the influence...

August 21

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (August 21, 1766).“A Parcel of healthy SLAVES, men, women, boys, and girls.” This advertisement reveals a hidden history of slavery that has been largely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Aug 2016

Exploring CPP 10a214: The Downings of Massachusetts Bay

Hillary Nunn, with Rebecca Laroche No one from the Downing family was at the first Massachusetts Bay Thanksgiving in 1621. It's interesting to note, though, that the Downings – a family that Rebecca Laroche and I have been mapping into … Continue...
From: The Recipes Project on 27 Nov 2014

Early Modern Comfort Foods

By Amanda E. Herbert Today we associate “comfort foods” with tradition, indulgence, and familiarity.  These humble but beloved foods have received a lot of recent attention from cooks and culinary specialists – the Guardian food blog even produced...
From: The Recipes Project on 21 Mar 2013

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:{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.