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The Whitehill Prize in Early American History

The Colonial Society of Massachusetts announces the 2014 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History This prize of two thousand five hundred dollars, established in memory of Walter Muir Whitehill, for many years Editor of Publications for the Colonial … Continue reading

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The September 2014 issue of the NEQ is now available!

The fall edition of NEQ features Ian Saxine’s Whitehill Award winning essay, “The Performance of Peace: Indians, Speculators, and the Politics of Property on the Maine Frontier, 1735-1737” as well as pieces by Nina Bannett, Jennifer Ansley, Mark Sturges, Jonathan … Continue reading

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A conversation about Henry David Thoreau

Independent scholar Andrew Menard recently sat down with Professor Laura Dassow Walls to discuss nationalism and nature in Henry David Thoreau’s Walking. Their exchange is the latest addition in the NEQ podcast series. Listen in!  

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March 2014 Editorial

              As the authors of NEQ’s March 2014 issue explore the workings of power across racial and cultural divides in colonial America, “dynamic” is a word that pops off the page. Jacqueline Henkel opens her essay with a compelling … Continue reading

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Interested in the Editorship of NEQ?

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. The directors of … Continue reading

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Colonial Almanacs

The almanac was ubiquitous in colonial America.  It provided essential information including weather forecasts, planting dates for farmers, and tide tables arranged in a calendar.    Almanacs might contain essays, tools for making financial calculations, political commentary, a local directory, and … Continue reading

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Looking to September

Though it’s the height of summer, here at the offices of NEQ we’re wrapping up our September issue. As Editor Linda Smith Rhoads illustrates in the editorial that will preface the issue, it is filled with essays that uncover forgotten … Continue reading

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