Volume 96.1: March 2023

The New England Quarterly announces the publication of Volume 96.1: March 2023. We want to give a special thanks to our departing editor, Jonathan Chu, for his extraordinary contribution to our publication. Congratulations on your retirement!

by Jonathan M. Chu

American Political Cultures Forum: Keynote Address

The Radicalism of Northern Abolition 
by Sean Wilentz


We’re all in this fight together”: African American and Latinx Parent-Activists in Boston Schools 
by Tatiana M. F. Cruz

Memoranda and Documents

A Cambridge University Greek Textbook at Harvard College in 1642 
by Thomas Matthew Vozar

Book Reviews

Female Genius: Eliza Harriot and George Washington at the Dawn of the Constitution. By Mary Sarah Bilder
by Martha J. King
The Sewing Girl’s Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America. By John Wood Sweet
by Richard Brown
Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: African American Children in the Antebellum North. By Crystal Lynn Webster
by Kibibi V. Mack-Shelton
Useful Objects: Museums, Science, & Literature in Nineteenth- Century America. By Reed Gochberg
by Caitlin Galante-DeAngelis Hopkins
Paper Trails: the US Post and the Making of the American West. By Cameron Blevins
by Joseph M. Adelman

Volume 95.4: December 2022

The New England Quarterly announces the publication of Volume 95.4: December 2022.


by Jonathan M. Chu

2021 Whitehill Prize Essay
The Rights of God’s Stewards: Property, Conscience, and the Great Awakening in Canterbury, Connecticut
by Erik Nordbye

Sonic Piety in Early New England
by Francis Russo
Beyond “Sectional Superiority”: Memorializing Black History in Northern New England
by Eve Allegra Raimon

Memoranda and Documents
Selling Books in Eighteenth-Century Boston: The Daybook of Benjamin Guild
by Leah Orr

Book Review
Native Americans of New England. By Christoph Strobel
by Neal Dugre
The Transcendentalists and Their World. By Robert A. Gross
by Benjamin E. Park
Speaking for the People: Native Writing and the Question of Political Form. By Mark Rifkin
by Alison Russell
Unfaithful: Love, Adultery, and Marriage Reform in Nineteenth-century America. By Carol Faulkner
by April Haynes
Useful Objects: Museums, Science, & Literature in Nineteenth-Century America.
By Reed Gochberg
by Caitlin Galante-DeAngelis Hopkins

Volume 95.2: June 2022

The New England Quarterly announces the publication of Volume 95.2: June 2022.

by Jonathan Chu

In Memoriam: Richard Slator Dunn (1928-2022)
by Jonathan Chu

Revisiting Black Boston


Introduction: On the Histories and Futures of Black New England Studies
by Kerri Greenidge and Holly Jackson

“Here Lyes the Body of Cicely Negro”: Enslaved Woman in Colonial Cambridge and the Making of New England History
by Nicole Saffold Maskiell

“Full and Impartial Justice” Robert Morris and the Equal School Rights Movement in Massachusetts
by Kabria Baumgertner

Girls’ High School and the “Wild Facts” of Race in Pauline Hopkins’s Of One Blood
by Max L. Chapnick

Race, Reuse, and Reform: Preserving the Garrison House, Contesting Garrisonianism in Turn-of-the-Century Boston
by Madeline Webster

Review Essay

Global Revolutions
by Eliga Gould

Book Reviews

Emerson and Other Minds: Idealism and the Moral Self, Volume One, by Michael Colacurcio and Emerson and Other Minds: Idealism and the Lonely Subject, Volume Two. By Michael Colacurcio
by Clark Davis

Volume 95.1: March 2022

The New England Quarterly announces the publication of Volume 95.1: March 2022.

by Jonathan Chu


Now is the Winter of Our Dull Content Seasonality and the Atlantic Communications Frontier in Eighteenth-Century New England
by Jordan E. Talor

by Stuart M. McManus

Little Brother to Dartmouth: Thetford Academy, Colonialism, and Dispossession in New England
by Maurice S. Crandall

Memoranda and Documents

James Indian, “Answers”: An Indigenous Freedom Suit in Massachusetts Bay
by Anthony Shoplik and Jeffrey Glover

Review Essay

Separating History and Fiction
by William Martin

Book Reviews

The Trials of Thomas Morton: An Anglican Lawyer, His Puritan Foes, and the Battle for a New England. By Peter C. Mancall
by Charlotte Carrington-Farmer

Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction. By Kate Masur
by Richard D. Brown

Puritan Spirits in the Abolitionist Imagination. By Kenyon Gradert
by Lindsay DiCuirci

Conflagration: How Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice. By John A. Buehrens
by Peter Wirzbicki

Eloquence Embodied: Nonverbal Communication Among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas. By Celine Carayon
by Ian Saxine

by Seth Cotlar

Volume 94.4: December 2021

The New England Quarterly announces the publication of Volume 94.4: December 2021.

by Jonathan Chu


Late-Humanism and Revolutionary Eloquence: James Lovell and His 1771 Boston Massacre Oration
by Stuart M. McManus

My Good Italian Friends”: Vida Scudder and Boston’s Circolo Italo-Americano
by Julie Garbus

Memoranda and Documents

“We Were Declared Enemies to the Country”: Two Letters from Joshua Winslow, A Consignee of the East India Company
by Robert J. Wilson III

Review Essay

Listening for Silences: The Trap of Biased Sources
by Lyndsay Campbell

Book Reviews

Religious Intolerance, America, and the World: A History of Forgetting and Remembering. By John Corrigan
by Dale E. Soden

The Sketch, the Tale, and the Beginnings of American Literature. By Lydia G. Fash
by Julia Dauer

Between Boston and Bombay: Cultural and Commercial Encounters of Yankees and Parsis, 1771–1865. By Jenny Rose
by Dael Norwood

Conflagration: How Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice. By John A. Buehrens
by Peter Wirzbicki

Preserving the White Man’s Republic: Jacksonian Democracy, Race, and the
Transformation of American Conservatism. By Joshua Lynn
by Seth Cotlar

The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North. By Emily Pawley
by Bonnie M. Miller

Shadow Archives: The Lifecycles of African American Literature. By Jean-Christophe
by Gene Andrew Jarrett

Beyond the New Deal Order: US Politics from the Great Depression to the Great Recession. Edited by Gary Gerstle, Nelson Lichtenstein, and Alice O’Connor
by Jennifer Delton

The Kennedys in the World: How Jack, Bobby, and Ted Remade America’s Empire. By
Lawrence J. Haas
by Joshua D. Farrington

Volume 94.3: September 2021

The New England Quarterly announces the publication of Volume 94.3: September 2021.

by Jonathan Chu

In Memoriam: Robert L. Middlekauff (1929–2021)
by Ruth Bloch

2020 Whitehill Prize

Lost Years Recovered: John Peters and Phillis Wheatley Peters in Middleton
by Cornelia H. Dayton


Roger Williams and the Indian Business
by Julie A. Fisher

“The Presence of Improper Females”: Reforming Theater in Boston and Providence, 1820s–1840s
by Sara E. Lampert

Memoranda and Documents

Author, Author: A Short Story of the Rise, reign, and ruine of the Late Antinomians, Familists, and Libertines (1644) Reappraised
by David D. Hall

Review Essay

Thomas Hutchinson and Vernacular Constitutionalism
by Peter C. Messer

Book Reviews

Hidden Places: Maine Writers on Coastal Villages, Mill Towns, and the North Country. By Joseph A Conforti
by Susan F. Beegel

Gateways to Empire: Quebec and New Amsterdam to 1664. By Daniel Weeks
by Marine Julia van Ittersum

Criminal Dissent: Prosecutions Under the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. By Wendell Bird
by Thomas C. Mackey

American Intelligence: Small-Town News and Political Culture in Federalist New Hampshire. By Ben P. Lafferty
by Richard C. Rohrs

Collecting the Globe: The Salem East India Marine Society Museum. By George H. Schwartz
by Rachel Tamar Van

The Course of God’s Providence: Religion, Health, and the Body in Early America. By Philippa Koch
by Olivia Weisser

Political Godmother: Nackey Scripps Loeb and the Newspaper that Shook the Republican Party. By Meg Heckman
by Michael J. Birkner

Volume 94.2: June 2021

The New England Quarterly announces the publication of Volume 94.2: June 2021.


by Jonathan Chu


“A Monster of iniquity in my self”: Queer Sacramental Temporality in Thomas Shepard and Michael Wigglesworth
by Taylor Kraayenbrink

The Aesthetics of Doom: Nature, Science, and Art in Henry Adams’s Dynamic Theory of History
by Robert F. Sommer

Memoranda and Document

Transatlantic Exchanges and the Shifting “Geography of the Word”: Two New Letters from Emerson to Carlyle
by Tim Sommer

Book Reviews

Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity From the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood. By Cynthia A. Kierner
Review by Ann M. Becker

In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America. By Kabria Baumgartner
Review by Adah Ward Randolph

The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation. By Thavolia Glymph
Review by Nicole Etcheson

Living By Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons. By Evan Kutzler
Review by Rebeccah Bechtold

Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America. By Thomas J. Brown
Review by Lesley J. Gordon

The Portrait’s Subject: Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States. By Sarah Blackwood
Review by Erica Fretwell

An Unladylike Profession: American Women War Correspondents in World War I. By Chris Dubbs
Review by Michael McGuire

Volume 94.1: March 2021

The New England Quarterly announces the publication of Volume 94.1: March 2021.

—  Volume 94, Issue 1: March 2021  —

by Jonathan M. Chu

Anti-Abolitionism in New Engalnd

The “Abolition Riot” Redux: Voices, Processes
by Lindsay Campbell

“This Most Atrocious Crusade Against Personal Freedom”: Anti-abolitionist Violence in Boston on the Eve of War
by Patrick T.J. Browne

“Where the great serpent of Slavery … basks himself all summer long”: Antebellum Newport and the South
by Richard C. Rohrs


Which Ethics for Essex? Elizabeth Gaskell, Salem Witchcraft, and the Problem of Forgiveness
by Michael Everton

New Voices

The Never-Chosen: Samson Occom, the New Divinity, and Indigenous Self-Determination
by Ryan Carr

Book Reviews

Shaker Vision: Seeing Beauty in Early America. By Joseph Manca.
Review by Robert P. Emlen

Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America. By Joe William Trotter Jr.
Review by Sam Sommers

Rethinking Sympathy and Human Contact in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: Hawthorne, Douglass, Stowe, Dickinson. By Marianne Noble.
Review by Timothy Matovina

Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. By Nicholas A. Basbanes.
Review by John W. Crowley

Crying the News: A History of America’s Newsboys. By Vincent DiGirolamo.
Review by James Schmidt

Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age. By Lizabeth Cohen.
Review by Clayton Howard

City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism. By Abram C. Van Engen.
Review by Patricia Roylance

Volume 93.4: December 2020

The New England Quarterly announces the publication of Volume 93.4: December 2020.

—  Volume 93, Issue 4: December 2020  —

Remembering Bernard Bailyn

by Jonathan M. Chu

Thomas Hutchinson’s Enemies List: Unmasking Conspiracy and Wickedness in the Patriot Cause
by John W. Tyler


Forum Reflections on Plimoth Plantation at 400

Plimoth at 400 Editor’s Introduction
by Kenneth P. Minkema

Plymouth Plantation’s Place in the Atlantic World
by Carla Gardina Pestana

Ungrateful Children and Days of Mourning: Two Wampanoag Interpretations of the “First Thanksgiving” and Colonialism through the Centuries
by David J. Silverman

The Yoke of Bondage: Slavery in Plymouth Colony
by John G. Turner

“after Mr. Robinson’s pattern”: Plymouth and the shaping of the New England Way
by Francis J. Bremer

Memoranda and Documents

“this vally of Dry boons”: Elizabeth Peck’s Plea to George Whitefield
by Tucker Adkins

Review Essay

Can Capitalism be Made to Work for All?
by Michael R. Yogg

Book Reviews

Pursuing Respect in the Cannibal Isles. By Nancy Shoemaker.
Review by Jennifer L. Anderson

Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America. By Joe William Trotter Jr.
Review by Bruce E. Baker

American Catholics: A History. By Leslie Woodcock Tentler.
Review by Timothy Matovina

The Self-Help Compulsion: Searching for Advice in Modern Literature. By Beth Blum.
Review by Joan Shelley Rubin

Notice about the June 2020 Issue

Hello readers! We hope that you’ve been safe during these unprecedented times. We’ve received some questions about the June issue, and MIT Press has recently been in contact with us to answer some concerns:

Because of the pandemic, MIT Press did not mail the June issue of the Quarterly. When it resumed mailing journals two weeks ago, MIT elected to resume its normal production schedule before attacking its backlog. So, you should have received the September issue recently and can expect the June issue as soon as MIT addresses its backlog.

We hope that this clears up any confusion – for any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at neq@umb.edu