New England Quarterly
The Colonial Society of Massachusetts Announces the 2014 Water Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History
This prize of two thousand five hundred dollars, established in the memory of Walter Muir Whitehill, will be awarded for a distinguished essay on early American history (up to 1826), not previously published, with a preference being given to New England subjects.
For prize specifications, click here.
Essays are now being accepted for consideration. All manuscripts submitted for the 2014 prize must be postmarked no later than 31 December 2014. The Society expects to announce in the winner in the spring of 2015.
Entries submitted for consideration should be mailed to:
White Hill Prize Committee
c/o The New England Quarterly
Meserve Hall, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
In the December 2014 Issue
Emerson and the Fortunes of Godless Religion
"To Tell What God Hath Done for Thy Soul": Puritan Spiritual Testimonies as Admission Tests and Means of Edification
Francis J. Bremer
The Fall of New Netherland and Seventeenth-Century Anglo-American Imperial Formation, 1654-1676
Mistress of Her Art: Anne Laura Clarke, Traveling Lecturer of the 1820s
Congratulations to David Brion Davis who was awarded the 2013 National Humanities Medal!
The National Endowment for the Humanities has recognized Dr. Davis's work as a historian, for reshaping our understanding of history. As a WWII veteran, Dr. Davis has shed light on the contradiction of a free Nation built by forced labor, and his examinations of slavery and abolitionism drive us to keep making moral progress in our time. Dr. Davis is Sterling Professor Emertius of American History at Yale University and serves on the Board of Editors of The New England Quarterly.
Congratulations to 2013 Whitehill Award winner, Iax Saxine.
His essay "The Performance of Peace: Indians, Speculators, and the Politics of Property on the Maine Frontier, 1735-1737," is available in the September 2014 issue of NEQ.
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