For over eighty years, The New England Quarterly has published the best that has been written on New England's cultural, literary, political, and social history.

Contributions cover a range of time periods, from before European colonization to the present, and any subject germane to New England’s history—for example, the region’s diverse literary and cultural heritage, its political philosophies, race relations, labor struggles, religious controversies, and the organization of family life. The journal also treats the migration of New England ideas, people, and institutions to other parts of the United States and the world. In addition to major essays, features include memoranda and edited documents, reconsiderations of traditional texts and interpretations, essay reviews, and book reviews.


Jonathan Chu
Board of Editors 
Daniel Aaron*        
Virginia DeJohn Anderson
Bernard Bailyn
Nina Baym
Richard D. Brown
Daniel R. Coquillette     
David Brion Davis
Andrew Delbanco
William M. Fowler Jr.
Neil Harris
      Mary Kelley
      Mary Loeffelholz
     Robert L. Middlekauff
Marla Miller
     Norman Pettit*
Robert Richardson
Linda Smith Rhoads
Laura Dassow Walls

Board of Directors

Richard D. Brown 
Thomas R. Appleton
Counsel and Clerk
John Taylor Williams
Bernard Bailyn
Frederick D. Ballou
Mary Sarah Bilder 

Daniel R. Coquillette
Amy L. Domini
David R. Godine
William M. Fowler Jr.
Lilian Handlin
Linda Smith Rhoads
D. Brenton Simons
Edward L. Widmer