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The Massachusetts Historical Review (MHR) publishes essays, photo-essays, historical documents, and review articles each autumn.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.

Call for Papers: Radicalism

Beginning in 2021, each issue of the MHR will focus on a specific theme connected with Massachusetts history, although the essays need not be limited to Massachusetts or New England topics. The publication of the second volume of the new series will coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Great Boston Fire of 1872 and focus on the theme of disaster. See the full Call for Papers for details.

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

Query by letter or e-mail to the MHR editors. The MHR follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, and is a peer-reviewed journal. Authors must submit their essays as an e-mail attachment. All essays must have endnotes—not footnotes—and be completely double-spaced with all text in 12-point font.

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

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The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West

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REGISTER HERE Megan Kate Nelson reveals the fascinating history of the Civil War in the American West.Exploring the connections among the Civil War, the Indian wars, and ...

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