Congratulations to Ian Saxine, the 2013 Whitehill Prize winner!

In collaboration with the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, The New England Quarterly is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History, Ian Saxine's "The Performance of Peace: Indians, Spectulators, and the Politics of Property in the Maine Frontier, 1735-1737." 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.

Whitehill Prize Information and Winners>>

Congratulations to NEQ author Paul Lewis whose March 2012 essay, “Longfellow’s Serenity and Poe’s Prediction: An Antebellum Turning Point,” recently won the Poe Studies Association’s James Gargano award for the best Poe essay published that year.  Lewis’s piece is available through NEQ’s publisher, MIT Press Journals.  

Visit our blog for a sneak preview of the March 2014 issue! 

Solicitation of Interest for the Editorship of The New England Quarterly

The New England Quarterly Inc., the administrative governing board of The New England Quarterly, invites inquiries from individuals interested in editing and colleges, universities, or cultural organizations interested in hosting the journal as of 1 July 2015, when the current editor steps down. 

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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.


New Podcast!

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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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.

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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. 

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New Podcast! 

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 to listen to a podcast of the interview.

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.      

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.