Thursday, October 6, 2011

Book Review, "Encyclopedia of New England" . . . New England Historical Association, Fall 2011 issue

As an independent scholar on early 19th-century America and the Connecticut-born evangelist James Brainerd Taylor (1801-1829), my book review of the 1,596-page The Encyclopedia of New England: The Culture and History of an American Region (Burt Feintuch and David Watters, editors; Yale University Press, 2005) appears in the Fall 2011 issue (Vol. 37, No. 2) of NEHA News: The Newsletter of the New England Historical Association.

To read the 600-word review on the NEHA website, click here or here. See pages 18 and 19.

Also, one can read the same review on Uncommon Christian Ministries' "Book Review" page by clicking here.

Formed in 1965, the New England Historical Association has about 800 members. It is the regional affiliate of the 14,000-member American Historical Association (est. 1889).

The purpose of NEHA "is to promote scholarly interchange and to enhance teaching and scholarship in history. While most of its members are college and university faculty, its active participants also include independent scholars, preservationists and museum-based scholars, historical society administrators, and secondary school faculty."

Though not a member of NEHA, I am a member of, among others, the American Society of Church History.