Academic journal article Historical Journal of Massachusetts

Mission Statement

Academic journal article Historical Journal of Massachusetts

Mission Statement

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The Historical Journal of Massachusetts (HJM) is a peer-reviewed Journal published twice a year by the Institute for Massachusetts Studies at Westfield State College. We offer articles, book reviews, photo essays, and teaching resources about Massachusetts history, culture, politics, and peoples. Our focus ranges from political history to labor and social history; ethnic, immigrant, and women's studies; biography and public history.

As the only scholarly journal devoted exclusively to the history of Massachusetts, HJM fills an important role in preserving the state's rich cultural heritage. Massachusetts has often been at the forefront of national reform struggles, from the abolition of slavery to public education and worker's rights. We seek to highlight this "people's history" through a focus on the history of reform movements and social change.

We cover all topics and aspects of the Commonwealth's past - from its Native American heritage through its colonial and revolutionary roots to the present. We strive to include all fields of history, including political, social, cultural, economic, labor, legal, and immigration. …

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