New England Quarterly
2012 Whitehill Prize Winner
In collaboration with the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, The New England Quarterly is pleased to announce the winner of the 2012 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History, Abram Van Engen's "Origins and Last Farewells: Bible Wars, Missing Text, and the Making of American History." In this essay, Van Engen, Assistant Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis, follows John Winthrop's "A Model of Christian Charity" from its initial delivery to is modern-day fame. It will appear in an upcoming issue of NEQ. Follow the link below to learn more about the Whitehill Prize and to see a list of past winners.
In the June 2013 Issue
"Not Charity, but a Chance": Philanthropic Capitalism and the Rise of American Thrift Stores, 1894–1930
Jennifer Le Zotte
Sisters in Arms: Incest, Miscegenation, and Sacrifice in Catharine Maria Sedgwick's Hope Leslie
"Is Not This a Paradox?" Public Morality and the Unitarian Defense of State-Supported Religion in Massachusetts, 1806–1833
Nathan S. Rives
James K. Polk and the Mystery of Amor Patriæ
Michael David Cohen
Memoranda and Documents
Cuffee's "Relation": A Faithful Slave Speaks through the Project for the Preservation of Congregational Church Records
James F. Cooper Jr.
Documents Relating to African American Experiences of White Congregational Churches in Massachusetts, 1773–1832
Richard J. Boles
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