Jay B. Hubbell (essay date 1935)
SOURCE: Hubbell, Jay B. “Southern Magazines.” In Culture in the South, edited by W. T. Couch, pp. 159-82. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1935.
[In the following essay, Hubbell documents the history of magazine publication in the nineteenth-century American South.]
Not until the better American magazines were threatened with extinction did their history receive any considerable attention from our scholars. Frank Luther Mott's A History of American Magazines, 1741-1850 was not published until 1930. In that year I learned that one of the oldest and best of the New York magazines was losing twenty-five thousand dollars a year. Some of the...
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