December 18, 2017: 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.
September 10, 2017: Our September 2017 issue is now available.
“The New England Quarterly is pleased to present the winning essay of the 2016 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize for Early American History, ‘The Bishop Controversy, the Imperial Crisis, and Religious Radicalism in New England, 1763–74′ by Peter W. Walker. Like all good scholarship, Walker expertly builds upon the growing body of scholarship on the Revolution that reflects a more complicated, differentiated empire. Described by the Whitehill Prize Committee as a ‘sober-sided, coherent argument sustained by strong research in archival sources; well-written to boot,’ Walker’s essay on the New England Anglican bishop controversy stands Carl Bridenbaugh’s interpretation, in the words of one of the prize judges, ‘on its head and makes it comprehensible and significant.'” Click here to see the full table of contents.
June 8, 2017: Our June 2017 issue is now available.
Editor Jonathan Chu opens the issue with this allusion to the past: “WHEN Samuel Eliot Morison announced the inaugural issue of The New England Quarterly, he envisioned a place where wide ranging inquiries into New England’s history and literature were justifiable subjects ‘for the generous minded investigator.’ I think Morison would have approved of our selection of these essays for this, the last issue of our second year with the Quarterly.” Click here to see the full table of contents.
June 1, 2017: The Colonial Society of Massachusetts announces the 2017 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” will be published 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.