The Atlantic Magazine Archive

The Atlantic Magazine Archive, 1857-2014, covers events and political issues through literary and cultural commentary. It includes more than 1,800 issues providing a broad view of 19th, 20th and early 21st-Century American thought.

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At a Glance

Content Includes:

  • Coverage from 1857 to 2014
  • More than 1,800 issues

Research Areas:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Culture
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Technology

Features:

  • Cover-to-cover processing presents each issue in its entirety as originally published
  • Articles and cover pages are fully indexed
  • Advertisements are fully searchable

 

The magazine was originally created with a focus on publishing leading writers' commentary on abolition, education and other major issues in contemporary political affairs at the time. Over its more than 150 years of publication The Atlantic has featured articles in the fields of politics, foreign affairs, business and the economy, culture and the arts, technology, science and more. Some of the founding sponsors of the magazine include prominent writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Greenleaf Whittier.