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The Massachusetts Historical Review (MHR) publishes essays, photo-essays, historical documents, and review articles each autumn.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

Volumes Published

Cover of MHR volume 18

  • Volume 18 "Massachusetts and the Origins of American Historical Thought" now in print
  • 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
phone: 617-646-0513

To order online version of the MHR
phone: 212-358-6400


Query by letter or e-mail to the MHR editors. The MHR follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th 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.

Editor, Katheryn P. Viens,
Associate Editor, Jim Connolly,

Upcoming Events

canceled History of Women and Gender Seminar

On Fantasy

20Mar 5:30PM 2018
Location: Fay House, Radcliffe Institute

This program is canceled due to illness. This paper argues that fantasies of racial and gendered mastery—seen in law, racial performance, and sexual violence&mdash ...

Author Talk

People before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, & A New Movement for City Making

20Mar 6:00PM 2018
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

In 1948, inspired by changes to federal law, Massachusetts officials started to plan highways circling and cutting through the heart of Boston. But when officials began ...

Brown Bag

From Corporate Charter to Modern Constitution: Massachusetts Transformations

21Mar 12:00PM 2018

The U.S. Constitution is not a “social contract,” but a popularly issued corporate charter.  America’s constitutional innovations&mdash ...

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