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The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture$
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Jared Gardner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036705

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036705.001.0001

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The American Magazine in the Early National Period

The American Magazine in the Early National Period

Publishers, Printers, and Editors

(p.69) Chapter Two The American Magazine in the Early National Period
The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture

Jared Gardner

University of Illinois Press

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 history of print in the early republic. The book and the newspaper dominate far more space in the story of the print's rise, and rightly so, as the magazine seems dominated by random posturing, by armchair moralists with neoclassical pseudonyms offering their opinion on everything from fashion to dueling. It is no wonder that modern readers have favored two forms—novel and newspaper—whose genealogies are more immediately traceable into the twentieth century.

Keywords:   early national period, early American magazines, books, newspapers, magazine print history, magazine publishers, magazine editors, magazine contributors, reader participation

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