New England Quarterly

The Colonial Societyof Masssachusetts is now considering entries for 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.

All submissions must be postmarked by 31 December 2014.

Entries submitted for consideration should be mailed to:

White Hill Prize Committee

c/o The New England Quarterly

Meserve Hall, 2nd Floor

Northeastern University

Boston, MA 02215

In the December 2014 Issue

Emerson and the Fortunes of Godless Religion
Robert Milder

"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 
L.H. Roper

Mistress of Her Art: Anne Laura Clarke, Traveling Lecturer of the 1820s 
Granville Ganter 

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.

Be sure to listen in our latest podcast

Andrew Menard and Laura Dassow Walls discuss nationalism and nature in Henry David Thoreau's Walking.




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