American Literary Periodicals, 1835-1858

This collection represents the higher forms of American literature and literary criticism. Many of America's most famous 19th-century writers found their start and, in many cases, their livelihoods by writing for these periodicals. Notables range from James Fennimore Cooper to Edgar Allen Poe.

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The work of these notable American authors appeared in several periodicals devoted to literature and the arts, such as The New York Mirror, and more general publications like Putnam's Monthly and Ralph Waldo Emerson's Massachusetts Quarterly Review. Researchers will find literature broad in scope and rich in depth in this sweeping collection.