American Mass-Market Magazines

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Publication History

MAGAZINE TITLE AND TITLE CHANGES

The Commercial Review of the South and West: A Monthly Journal of Trade, Commerce, Commercial Polity, Agriculture, Manufactures, Internal Improvements, and General Literature, January 1846-June 1850 [cover title: DeBow's Commercial Review of the South and West, 1847-1850]; DeBow's Review of the Southern and Western States: Devoted to Commerce, Agriculture, Manufactures, July 1850-December 1852; DeBow's Review and Industrial Resources, Statistics, etc.: Devoted to Commerce, Agriculture, Manufactures, January 1853-July/August 1864; DeBow's Review: Devoted to the Restoration of the Southern States, January 1866-December 1867; DeBow's Review: Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress and Resources, 1868-1880 [cover title: DeBow's New Orleans Monthly Review, April 1869-October 1870].


VOLUME AND ISSUE DATA

Vols. 1-34, January 1846-August 1864; After the War Series, vols. 1-8, January 1866-October 1870; New Series, vol. 1, nos. 1-4, October 1879-June 1880. Monthly.


PUBLISHER AND PLACE OF PUBLICATION

James Dunwoody Brownson DeBow, 1846-1867; Mrs. J. D. B. DeBow, 1867- 1868; William MacCreary Burwell, 1868-1870; L. Graham & Company, 1879- 1880. New Orleans, 1846-1852; Washington, 1853-1860; New Orleans, 1859- 1861, Charleston, South Carolina, 1861-1862; Columbia, South Carolina, 1864; Nashville, Tennessee, 1866-1868; New Orleans, 1868-1870, 1879-1880.


EDITORS

James Dunwoody Brownson DeBow, 1846-1867; R. G. Barnwell and Edwin Q. Bell, 1867-1868; William MacCreary Burwell, 1868-1870, 1880.


CIRCULATION

Largely unknown, but it is estimated to have been 4,500 in 1855.

David R. Kohut


THE DEMOCRATIC REVIEW

Politics and literature, on the face of things, seem an odd combination from which to make a magazine. All the more remarkable, then, that the Democratic Review, under spirited editorial leadership, became one of nineteenth-century America's outstanding periodicals.

First issued in late 1837, the United States Magazine and Democratic Review proclaimed its intent to provide the nation with the finest literature on a scale not seen before. And the first issues were certainly auspicious, replete with original poetry and prose, literary criticism, and translations from Latin, Greek, and European authors. Preeminent among the writers for the Review was Nathaniel Hawthorne , whose stories were frequent features of the journal for many years, and who symbolized the literary excellence of the Review.

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