American Mass-Market Magazines

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K THE KIPLINGER MAGAZINE. See CHANGING TIMES

THE KNICKERBOCKER

The Knickerbocker was begun in January 1833 out of a combination of nostalgia for New York's vanishing rural past and the desire to develop a genuinely "American" literature distinct from English and European antecedents. The magazine took Dietrich Knickerbocker for its patron saint, the Dutch-American historian from Washington Irving's comic history of New York. 1 The magazine's combination of humor, topical essays, poetry, fiction, criticism, reviews, and literary gossip flourished through the 1830s, 1840s and 1850s, primarily under the editorship of Lewis Gaylord Clark, who adopted its characteristic purple cover and set its tone in his Editor's Table. As Frank Luther Mott claimed in his history of American magazines, "No American magazine has ever been regarded with more affection by its readers than was 'Old Knick' under [ Clark's] editorship." 2

The Knickerbocker published most of the important American authors of the period, from all regions of the United States. Regular contributors included the New York triumvirate of James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, and Washington Irving; New England writers Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Oliver Wendell Holmes; and Robert Montgomery Bird from Philadelphia. Western writers James Hall, Caroline Stansbury Kirkland, Albert Pike, E.Z.C. Judson ("Ned Buntline"), and Francis Parkman were published regularly, along with Southerners William Gilmore Simms, J. M. Legare, Mary E. Lee, and Richard Henry Wilde. British contributors included William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, and Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

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American Mass-Market Magazines
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • A 3
  • The American Farmer 3
  • American Heritage 7
  • American Magazine and Historical Chronicle 12
  • American Mercury 13
  • The American Whig Review 18
  • Argosy 29
  • Atlantic Monthly 32
  • C 47
  • Changing Times 47
  • The Columbian Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine 58
  • Cosmopolitan 78
  • Crawdaddy 88
  • D 95
  • Debow's Review 95
  • E 103
  • F 119
  • G 131
  • H 149
  • Health 152
  • High Times 161
  • Home Mechanix 165
  • Horizon 170
  • I 177
  • K the Kiplinger Magazine. See Changing Times 181
  • L 193
  • Liberty 195
  • Life 207
  • Lippincott's Magazine 213
  • Littell's Living Age 222
  • Look 225
  • M 235
  • Mcclure's Magazine 247
  • N 271
  • National Police Gazette 284
  • Niles' Weekly Register 329
  • O 341
  • P/Q 349
  • Parade 349
  • People Weekly 359
  • Playboy 367
  • Playgirl 375
  • Popular Science: the What's New Magazine 385
  • Prevention Magazine 399
  • Psychology Today 404
  • R 419
  • Reader's Digest 425
  • Rolling Stone 442
  • S 445
  • Saturday Review 452
  • Scribner's Magazine 458
  • The Smart Set 467
  • Smithsonian 474
  • Sunset 479
  • T 491
  • Travel-Holiday 507
  • True Story 510
  • Tv Guide 519
  • U 529
  • Usa Weekend 531
  • U.S. News and World Report 534
  • V 547
  • Vanity Fair 547
  • Village Voice 551
  • Vogue 556
  • W 561
  • Index 585
  • Contributors 605
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