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The History of American Magazines, 1741–1860

Heather A. Haveman

in Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164403
eISBN:
9781400873883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164403.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter looks at the history of American magazines during the period 1741–1860. It first traces the origins of magazines in Europe, where magazine publishing began in the late seventeenth ... More


The Material and Cultural Foundations of American Magazines

Heather A. Haveman

in Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164403
eISBN:
9781400873883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164403.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines the material and cultural foundations that provided the resources necessary for magazine publishing and the demand necessary to sustain a large number of magazines in locations ... More


Launching Magazines

Heather A. Haveman

in Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164403
eISBN:
9781400873883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164403.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines the evolution of magazines in America from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries, with particular emphasis on who launched them and and why they did so. It also ... More


Social Reform

Heather A. Haveman

in Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164403
eISBN:
9781400873883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164403.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines the relationship between magazines and social reform movements in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In particular, it looks at the “benevolent empire,” an ... More


Conclusion

Heather A. Haveman

in Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164403
eISBN:
9781400873883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164403.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This concluding chapter summarizes that the book has documented the evolution of American magazines from a few, fragile, questionable undertakings to more than a thousand robust, highly legitimate ... More


Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

Heather A. Haveman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164403
eISBN:
9781400873883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164403.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

From the colonial era to the onset of the Civil War, this book looks at how magazines and the individuals, organizations, and circumstances they connected ushered America into the modern age. How did ... More


General Introduction: ‘Magazines, Magazines, Magazines!’

Andrew Thacker

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter begins with an overview of the present volume, which is structured around three parts. Part I considers a range of familiar and less well-known magazines from the 1890s ... More


 “Deep Feelings of Nervousness”: Circumnavigating the Taboo Topic

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

While some Jewish Americans have criticized ritual circumcision in magazine articles and proposed substituting a rite without genital cutting, others have defended it passionately, insisting that it ... More


The American Magazine in the Early National Period: Publishers, Printers, and Editors

Jared Gardner

in The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036705
eISBN:
9780252093814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036705.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter recounts the struggles of publishers, printers, editors, and contributors to American magazines of the national period. It shows how the magazine occupies a liminal place at best in the ... More


American Spectators, Tatlers, and Guardians: Transatlantic Periodical Culture in the Eighteenth Century

Jared Gardner

in The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036705
eISBN:
9780252093814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036705.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the forms, fantasies, and energies that gathered around the American magazine in the eighteenth century. Traditionally, the early American magazine has been seen as a kind of ... More


Pauline E. Hopkins and the Shadow of Transcription

Nadia Nurhussein

in Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190969
eISBN:
9780691194134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on Pauline E. Hopkins's “Of One Blood” in the context of the African American periodical in which it was serialized, the Colored American Magazine. Published only a few years ... More


American Manners: The Smart Set (1900–29); American Parade (1926)

Sharon Hamilton

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the histories of Smart Set and American Parade, New York-based magazines that positioned themselves as ‘modern’ via their attention to contemporary trends, including the ... More


The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture

Jared Gardner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036705
eISBN:
9780252093814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036705.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

A transatlantic literary form that refused to break with British cultural models and genealogy, the early American magazine had at its center the anonymous authority of the editor and a porous ... More


Poetry in Perspective: The Melange of the 1920s: The Measure (1921–6); Rhythmus (1923–4); and Palms (1923–30)

Andrew Thacker

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on three magazines — The Measure, Rhythmus, and Palms — whose work extends from 1921 to 1930 and which have hitherto not received the attention of other magazines concerned with ... More


‘Little … Only with Some Qualification’: The Beats and Beat ‘Little Magazines’: Neurotica (1948–52); The Ark (1947); Ark II Moby I (1956); Ark III (1957); Black Mountain Review (1957); Evergreen Review (1957–9); Chicago Review (1958); Big Table (1959–65); Kulchur (1960–5); and Yugen (1958–62)

R. J. Ellis

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0058
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents a comprehensive search for the quintessential Beat magazine. The core Beats — Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and Peter Orlovsky — rarely ... More


The Early American Magazine in the Nineteenth Century: Brown, Rowson, and Irving

Jared Gardner

in The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036705
eISBN:
9780252093814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036705.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter recovers the lost histories of three novel writers of the early national period who have made significant contributions of their own to periodical culture. It first charts Susanna ... More


Modernism and the Quality Magazines: Vanity Fair (1914–36); American Mercury (1924–81); New Yorker (1925– ); Esquire (1933– )

Faye Hammill and Karen Leick

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines four magazines — Vanity Fair, American Mercury,New Yorker, and Esquire — that engaged with modernism in varying ways. Vanity Fair showcased modernist art and literature and was ... More


Middling Modernism and the Midwestern Little Magazine: The Midland (1915–33) and Prairie Schooner (1927– )

Jeffrey C. Swenson

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the histories of The Midland in Iowa City and Prairie Schooner in Lincoln, Nebraska, two of the most successful periodicals to follow an expressly regional agenda throughout ... More


‘Our Own Authentic Wonderland’: The Modernist Geographical Imagination and ‘Little Magazines’ of the American West: Gyroscope (1929–30); Troubadour (1928–32); Westward (1927–34); Laughing Horse (1921–39); New Mexico Quarterly (1931–69); and Intermountain Review (1937–65)

Sarah A. Fedirka

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines six ‘little magazines’ of the American West and locates them within larger conversations about the place the American West, particularly the Southwest, occupies within America's ... More


Poetry: a Magazine of Verse (1912–36), ‘Biggest of Little Magazines’1

Helen Carr

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the history of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, one of the best known of ‘little magazines’ of literary modernism, perhaps the one that encapsulates the centrality of small ... More


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