A History of American Magazines, 1850-1865

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Harvard University Press, 1938 - Antiques & Collectibles - 646 pages
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The first volume of this work, covering the period from 1741-1850, was issued in 1931 by another publisher, and is reissued now without change, under our imprint. The second volume covers the period from 1850 to 1865; the third volume, the period from 1865 to 1885. For each chronological period, Mr. Mott has provided a running history which notes the occurrence of the chief general magazines and the developments in the field of class periodicals, as well as publishing conditions during that period, the development of circulations, advertising, payments to contributors, reader attitudes, changing formats, styles and processes of illustration, and the like. Then in a supplement to that running history, he offers historical sketches of the chief magazines which flourished in the period. These sketches extend far beyond the chronological limitations of the period. The second and third volumes present, altogether, separate sketches of seventy-six magazines, including The North American Review, The Youth's Companion, The Liberator, The Independent, Harper's Monthly, Leslie's Weekly, Harper's Weekly, The Atlantic Monthly, St. Nicholas, and Puck. The whole is an unusual mirror of American civilization.
 

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Contents

Statistical Analysis
4
Advertising
13
Rates of Payment to Contributors and Editors
19
Anonymity
25
A Wilderness of Weeklies
33
Miscellaneous Weeklies
40
CHAPTER III
46
Another Installment of an Ancient Satire
53
The National Police Gazette
325
De Bows Review
338
The Home Journal
349
The New York Ledger
356
The Church Review
364
The Independent
367
The Mercersburg Review
380
Harpers Monthly Magazine
383

The Religious Press
60
Protestant Episcopal Periodicals
68
Catholic Periodicals
76
Scientific Periodicals
78
Medical Journals
84
Technical and Industrial
91
College and Amateur Periodicals
99
Jealousy of Boston
106
Westward the Course of Magazines
113
The World View
122
Relations with England
126
Antebellum Issues
133
Antislavery Periodicals
140
John Browns Body
146
Copperheads
152
LITERARY TYPES AND JUDGMENTS
157
German Literature
164
Magazine Criticism of Popular Novels
171
The War of the Dictionaries
177
Cheap and Nasty
185
Illustration
192
Theaters and Magazines
198
Newspapers of the Period
204
Miscellaneous Reformers
210
SUPPLEMENT
217
The New Englander
312
Scientific American
316
The International Magazine
406
Gleasons Ballous Pictorial DrawingRoom Companion
409
Bulletin of the American Geographical Society Geographi cal Review
413
Arthurs Home Magazine
416
Putnams Monthly Magazine
419
The Country Gentleman
432
Frank Leslies Magazines for Women
437
The American Journal of Education Barnards
442
The United States Magazine
448
Leslies Weekly
452
The Beadle Magazines
466
Harpers Weekly
469
Russells Magazine
488
The Atlantic Monthly
493
The American Presbyterian Review
516
The Boston Review
518
Vanity Fair
520
The National Quarterly Review
530
The Dial Of Cincinnati
535
Danville Quarterly Review
537
The Continental Monthly
540
The Old Guard
544
Army and Navy Journal
547
The United States Service Magazine
550
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF MAGAZINES FOUNDED 18501864
555
INDEX
567
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