The New England Quarterly

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Our December 2017 issue is now available.

“Henry St. John, the Viscount Bolingbroke in his Letters on the Studies and Uses of History once commented, ‘To converse with historians is to keep good company.’ With this final issue of 2017, we are fortunate to be in good company. We have in this issue essays by Peter Messer and Zachary Bennett, an article in our Memoranda and Documents from Kevin Thornton, and two longer review essays by Marla Miller and John Belohlavek.” Scroll down to see the issue’s full table of contents. 

The Colonial Society of Massachusetts announces the 2016 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize winner, Peter W. Walker.

The award-winning essay, “The Bishop Controversy, the Imperial Crisis, and Religious Radicalism in New England, 1763-74” is featured in the September 2017 issue of The Quarterly.

The NEQ is accepting submissions for the 2017 Whitehill Prize in Early American History. Click here for more information including judging criteria, submission specifications, and past winners.

—  Volume 90, Issue 4: December 2017  —

by Jonathan M. Chu — read for free

“A scene of Villainy acted by a dirty Banditti, as must astonish the Public”: The Creation of the Boston Massacre
by Peter Messer — read for free

“A Means of Removing Them Further from Us”: The Struggle for Waterpower on New England’s Eastern Frontier
by Zachary M. Bennett

A Vermont Woman Meets the Anti-Slavery Movement: Eliza Marsh and her “Book of Sentiments”
by Kevin P. Thornton

Local History in a Globalized World
by Marla R. Miller

“Am I Gagged”? John Quincy Adams and Principled Leadership
by John M. Belohlavek

Book Reviews

“Each generation must rewrite history from its own point of view.” 
NEQ’s Founding Editors, 1928