This Week @ MHS
The Society is CLOSED on Monday, 19 February, for Presidents Day. It is a holiday-shortened week but there is still plenty of action happening here at the Society. Below are details for what we ...
These scholars received support through the Loring fellowship program, a collaboration of the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Boston Athenaeum.
Iowa State University
Bonds Burst Asunder: The Revolutionary Politics of Getting By in Civil War and Emancipation, 1860-1867
Phillips Exeter Academy
A Time-Stained God: Spiritual Lives, Civil War Deaths and the Violent Remaking of Religion in America
The Contact of Human Souls
University of Pennsylvania
The Slave South in the Far West: California, the Pacific, and Proslavery Visions of Empire
University of Delaware
"Sculpting the Citizen Soldier: Reproduction and National Memory, 1865-1917"
New York University
"Americanizing America: How the Federal Government Shaped the Nation, 1818-1924"
Ann K. Holder
"'Making the Body Politic': Sexual Histories, Racial Uncertainties and Vernacular Citizenship in the Post-Emancipation U.S."
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
"The Place of the Past in the American Civil War"
New York University
"Black Intellectuals, White Abolitionists, and Revolutionary Transcendentalists: Creating the Radical Intellectual Tradition in Antebellum Boston"
Kathryn Shively Meier
University of Virginia
"Under the Surge of the Blue": Environmental Effects on Civil War Soldier Mental and Physical Health in Virginia, 1862"
Megan Kate Nelson
California State University at Fullerton
"Flesh and Stone: Ruins and the Civil War"
Following the lead of her own ancestors, Kendra Field’s epic family history chronicles the westward migration of freedom’s first generation in the 50 years ...
Explore the American West through the eyes of 19th-century New Englanders. Participants will read the diaries and letters of Gold Rush hopefuls, intrepid train travelers, ...
The arrival of British soldiers in the 1750s forced Americans to ask “where do soldiers belong?” This project investigates how they answered this question, ...
Your reference to the southerners regard, or rather, disregard of the Negro [--] I experienced a rather amusing incident a few weeks ago. This passage comes from a letter ...