Patriot's Day Podcast
In honor of Patriot's Day, be sure to listen to our newest podcast, in which Bill Fowler, Mary Babson Fuhrer, and Robert A. Gross illuminate the key similarities and differences between the towns of Lexington and Concord and discuss how such factors contributed to the famous 19 April 1775 battle between the British and the colonists.
Our unmissable new podcast, based on our June issue's lead essay (now available for free download) is now up on the MIT Press Journals website!
Click below to hear Distinguished Professor Richard Brown and Governor Michael Dukakis discuss ethnic prejudice in capital cases from the eighteenth century to the present. Bill Fowler facilitates this thought-provoking conversation.
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2010 Whitehill Prize Winner Announced
In collaboration with the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, The New England Quarterly is pleased to announce the winner of the 2010 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History, Lindsay Schakenbach's "From Discontented Bostonians to Patriotic Industrialists: The Boston Associates and the Transcontinental Treaty, 1790-1825," which will be published in the September 2011 issue of NEQ. In this essay, Schakenbach, a second-year PhD student at Brown University, explores the relationship between state and capital in the early republic by examining how the Boston Associates profited from the Transcontinental Treaty with Spain. To learn more about the Whitehill Prize and to see a list of past winners, click below.
Podcast: Paul Freedman Dishes on 19th–Century Cuisine
In the Globe's "Ideas" section, Paul Freedman, author of our March issue's lead essay, puts Boston's current "foodie" revolution in context by discussing the city's ninteenth-century restaurant cuisine. This article is an adaptation of Freedman's "American Restaurants and Cuisine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century," now available for free download. Click here to read the Globe article, or follow the link below to read the original essay and listen to our most recent podcast, in which Freedman and Rebecca Federman, Culinary Collections Librarian at the New York Public Library, dish on the nineteenth century's most popular meals.
New Podcast: Louis Menand and Stephen Whitfield Discuss Catcher in the Rye
Click below to listen to Pulitzer Prize winner (and NEQ editorial board member) Louis Menand interviewing author Stephen J. Whitfield on his December 1997 NEQ essay "Cherished and Cursed: Toward a Social History of The Catcher in the Rye," now available for free download. The conversation was recorded on February 24, 2010.
Free Article: A Social History of The Catcher in the Rye
January 27, 2010, marked the passing of J. D. Salinger. To honor his extraordinary talent, we are offering readers a free download of Stephen Whitfield's perenially popular "Cherished and Cursed: Toward a Social History of The Catcher in the Rye," NEQ, December 1997. Click here to access the article.
Mary Kelley, member of the NEQ editorial board, interviews Deirdre Clemente about her article "'Prettier Than They Used to Be': Femininity, Fashion, and the Recasting of Radcliffe's Reputation, 1900-1950," which appears in the December 2009 issue of The New England Quarterly. The conversation was recorded on December 21, 2009.
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Whitehill Winner in the News
Andrew Wehrman, author of our September 2009 issue's lead essay, "The Siege of 'Castle Pox': A Medical Revolution in Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1764-1777," was recently featured in The Boston Globe's Ideas section and on NPR's "Voice of the Nation." Click here to read his Globe article, "A Pox on You"; go to npr.org to listen to a podcast of the interview.
Whitehill Winner Announced
In collaboration with the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, The New England Quarterly is pleased to announce the winner of the 2008 Whitehill Prize, Andrew M. Wehrman's "The Siege of 'Castle Pox': A Medical Revolution in Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1764-1777," published in the September 2009 NEQ. Based on a long overlooked incident in Marblehead's pre-Revolutionary history, the essay examines protest, class conflict, and public health issues in one of New England's most storied maritime communities. Click here to purchase a copy of the issue and here to see the list of past winners.
More Podcasts! Bill Fowler and Robert Gross Discuss Shays's Rebellion at the MIT site
Back by popular demand... click here to listen to the latest NEQ podcast. This time, Bill Fowler quizzes University of Connecticut history professor Robert Gross regarding "A Yankee Rebellion? The Regulators, New England, and the New Nation," Gross's Reconsiderations piece from the March 2009 issue of the journal. An expert on the dramatic 1786-87 agrarian uprising, Gross provides timely insights into a period of severe economic dislocation in the then-infant republic.
NEQ in Stereo: Podcast of David Naumec and Bill Fowler at MIT Press Journals Website
In collaboration with our partners at MIT Press, NEQ is pleased to announce the
release of its first-ever podcast. Click here to listen to NEQ president Bill Fowler and author David J. Naumec discuss Naumec's December 2008 NEQ essay, "From Mashantucket to Appomattox: The Native American Veterans of Connecticut's Volunteer Regiments and the Union Navy." Uncovering the forgotten history of Native Americans' participation in the Civil War, Naumec's piece explores such fascinating topics as the Narragansett Indian drummer boy featured in St. Gaudens' iconic Shaw Memorial.
Mary Sarah Bilder named to NEQ Board of Directors
Mary Sarah Bilder, Professor of Law at Boston College, has agreed to join the Quarterly's Board of Directors. Specializing in American legal and constitutional history as well as property law, she is the author of The Transatlantic Constitution: Colonial Legal Culture and the Empire, winner of the American Historical Association's Littleton-Griswold Award, and has written for the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, and The Cambridge History of Law in America. Bilder also serves on the board of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.
December 2007 NEQ Essay Receives Prestigious Award in Forest and Conservation History
David C. Hsuing's "Food, Fuel, and the New England Environment in the War of Independence, 1775-1776," published in the December 2007 NEQ, has won the 2008 Theodore C. Blegen Award for the best work on forest and conservation history written in 2007, the Forest History Society has announced. Examining the Continental Army's struggle to secure provisions from the hard-pressed Massachusetts countryside during the siege of Boston, Hsuing illuminates how natural resources (and the lack thereof) influenced strategic policy and military/civilian relations at the onset of the American Revolution. Non-subscribers can read Hsuing's award-winning article by purchasing a copy of our December 2007 issue from the MIT Press Journals website.
June 2008 NEQ Piece Gains National Exposure
Carol Damon Andrews's "Thinking Musically, Writing Expectantly: New Biographical Information about Emily Dickinson" has received attention from a variety of media outlets.First, it was highlighted in one of Worcester Telegram columnist Albert Southwick's recent commentaries. Then it was made the subject of an article from the Amherst Bulletin. Now Slate, the online newsmagazine, has focused in on Andrews's essay with a story of its own. Leading off the June 2008 NEQ's Memoranda and Documents section, the essay, based upon evidence from the notebooks of Dickinson's piano teacher Ann Penniman, sheds new light on a long-disputed aspect of the reclusive poet's private life: her failed late 1840s engagement to George Gould. Click here to purchase the June 2008 issue to read Andrews's analysis of the Dickinson-Gould-Penniman relationship in full.