Massachusetts Historical Review

The Massachusetts Historical Review (MHR) publishes essays, photo-essays, historical documents, and review articles each autumn. Every issue offers pieces rich in narrative detail and thoughtful analysis, prepared for all readers interested in the history of the Commonwealth, from its settlement to the 21st century.

Beginning with a new series in 2021, each issue of the MHR will focus on a specific theme connected with Massachusetts history, although essays in the volume need not be limited to Massachusetts or New England topics. See Submissions at bottom of page for more information.

Volumes Published

Cover of MHR volume 18

  • Volume 20 (2018) now in print
  • Volume 19 (2017)
  • Volume 18 (2016)
  • Volume 17 (2015)
  • Volume 16 (2014)
  • Volume 15 (2013)
  • Volume 14 (2012)
  • Volume 13 (2011)
  • Volume 12 (2010)
  • Volume 11 (2009)
  • Volume 10 (2008)
  • Volume 9 (2007)
  • Volume 8 (2006)
  • Volume 7 (2005)
  • Volume 6 (2004)
  • Volume 5 (2003)
  • Volume 4 (2002)
  • Volume 3 (2001)
  • Volume 2 (2000)
  • Volume 1 (1999)
 

Ordering Information & Online Access

Subscriptions are $30.00 for individuals, $35.00 for institutions, and $45.00 for all non-US addresses; online access to the most recent issue is available through JSTOR’s Current Scholarship Program ($20.00 for individuals; $25.00 for institutions). Back issues of the MHR are available for sale through the MHS or online through JSTOR.

Members and Fellows of the MHS receive the MHR free as a benefit. Any MHS Member or Fellow who wishes to access current or past issues of the journal through JSTOR can contact MHS Membership to receive an access token.

To order print version of the MHR
e-mail: mhr@masshist.org
phone: 617-646-0557

To order online version of the MHR
e-mail: participation@jstor.org
phone: 212-358-6400

MHR in JSTOR

Beginning with volume 20, new volumes of the MHR will not be available at JSTOR until one year after print publication. If you would like to switch your electronic subscription to print, please contact the publications office.

Submissions

Beginning with the first volume of the new series in 2021, each volume of the MHR will present essays on a topic chosen for that year. Before inquiring about submission for an upcoming volume, please check the call for papers (Call for Papers - NOW CLOSED), keeping in mind that each new CFP will be posted in the spring.

Manuscript submissions will not be considered without an initial proposal, as outlined in the CFP.

Director of Research and MHR Editor, Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai
Ford Editor of Publications, Ondine Le Blanc

Upcoming Events

African American History Seminar; Online Event

Emancipation In America, Seen Through One Man's Dreadlocks

3Dec 5:15PM 2020
This is an online program

1864. A ship leaves its New England port carrying a USCT regiment to fight Confederates on the Louisiana front. But on the way, a showdown takes place when Pvt. John ...

Author Talk; Online Event

Bank Notes and Shinplasters: The Rage for Paper Money in the Early Republic

7Dec 5:30PM 2020
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Before Civil War greenbacks and a national bank network established a uniform federal currency in the United States, loosely regulated banks saturated the early American ...

History of Women, Gender and Sexuality Seminar; Online Event

“To Make Her Own Bargains with Boats:” Gender, Labor, and Freedom in the Western Steamboat ...

8Dec 5:15PM 2020
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Free and enslaved Black women have been rendered nearly invisible in the historical andpopular imagination of the antebellum steamboat world. This essay examines how ...

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