A painting of a group of fifteen puritans in 17th century dress walking through a snowy field. In the extreme are three skinny trees. In the distance are more trees.

Volume 94.2: June 2021

The New England Quarterly announces the publication of Volume 94.2: June 2021.

Editorial

Editorial
by Jonathan Chu

Essays

“A Monster of iniquity in my self”: Queer Sacramental Temporality in Thomas Shepard and Michael Wigglesworth
by Taylor Kraayenbrink

The Aesthetics of Doom: Nature, Science, and Art in Henry Adams’s Dynamic Theory of History
by Robert F. Sommer

Memoranda and Document

Transatlantic Exchanges and the Shifting “Geography of the Word”: Two New Letters from Emerson to Carlyle
by Tim Sommer

Book Reviews

Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity From the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood. By Cynthia A. Kierner
Review by Ann M. Becker

In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America. By Kabria Baumgartner
Review by Adah Ward Randolph

The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation. By Thavolia Glymph
Review by Nicole Etcheson

Living By Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons. By Evan Kutzler
Review by Rebeccah Bechtold

Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America. By Thomas J. Brown
Review by Lesley J. Gordon

The Portrait’s Subject: Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States. By Sarah Blackwood
Review by Erica Fretwell

An Unladylike Profession: American Women War Correspondents in World War I. By Chris Dubbs
Review by Michael McGuire

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