Frank Luther Mott (essay date 1930)
SOURCE: Mott, Frank Luther. “General Periodicals in the Era of Expansion.” In A History of American Magazines: 1741-1850, pp. 339-74. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1930.
[In the following excerpt, Mott surveys developments in the American periodical from 1825 to mid-century, with special focus on women's magazines and literary weeklies.]
POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS IN 1825
The years immediately following 1825 were epochal in practically all fields of endeavor in most of Europe and America. From the accession of Charles X to the French throne in 1824 events ran on rapidly to the revolution of 1830; Belgium achieved her...
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