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. A World War II 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. In addition to being an emeritus professor of history at Yale, Dr. Davis serves on the Board of Editors for The New England Quarterly.
Andrew Menard and Laura Dassow Walls discuss nationalism and nature in Henry David Thoreau's Walking in NEQ's latest podcast.
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.
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.
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