Volume 94.2: June 2021

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

Editorial

Editorial
by Jonathan Chu

Memoranda and Document

“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

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

Volume 94.1: March 2021

The New England Quarterly announces the publication of Volume 94.1: March 2021.

—  Volume 94, Issue 1: March 2021  —

Editorial
by Jonathan M. Chu

Anti-Abolitionism in New Engalnd

The “Abolition Riot” Redux: Voices, Processes
by Lindsay Campbell

“This Most Atrocious Crusade Against Personal Freedom”: Anti-abolitionist Violence in Boston on the Eve of War
by Patrick T.J. Browne

“Where the great serpent of Slavery … basks himself all summer long”: Antebellum Newport and the South
by Richard C. Rohrs

Essay

Which Ethics for Essex? Elizabeth Gaskell, Salem Witchcraft, and the Problem of Forgiveness
by Michael Everton

New Voices

The Never-Chosen: Samson Occom, the New Divinity, and Indigenous Self-Determination
by Ryan Carr

Book Reviews

Shaker Vision: Seeing Beauty in Early America. By Joseph Manca.
Review by Robert P. Emlen

Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America. By Joe William Trotter Jr.
Review by Sam Sommers

Rethinking Sympathy and Human Contact in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: Hawthorne, Douglass, Stowe, Dickinson. By Marianne Noble.
Review by Timothy Matovina

Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. By Nicholas A. Basbanes.
Review by John W. Crowley

Crying the News: A History of America’s Newsboys. By Vincent DiGirolamo.
Review by James Schmidt

Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age. By Lizabeth Cohen.
Review by Clayton Howard

City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism. By Abram C. Van Engen.
Review by Patricia Roylance

Remembering Professor Bernard Bailyn

The Library of America celebrated the life of our dear friend Professor Bernard Bailyn with a conversation among three eminent historians: Gordon S. Wood of Brown University, Richard D. Brown of the University of Connecticut and President of New England Quarterly, Inc., and Robert J. Allison of Suffolk University. You can read their conversation here.

Image courtesy of Julia Malakie/Associated Press.

Check out recent author Adrain Chastain Weimer’s blogpost!

Adrian Chastain Weimer writes for the Massachusetts Historical Society blog on “Elijah’s Mantle & its Annotations: A Source for Puritan Constitutionalism” Check out the blog here.

Weimer’s related article, “The Resistance Petitions of 1664–1665: Confronting the Restoration in Massachusetts Bay,” appears in the June 2019 issue of the New England Quarterly.

Read Weimer’s NEQ article here, free for the next two months!