December 6, 2011
The Civil War: Special Issue

To mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, we’re publishing a special commemorative edition, available on newsstands today. The collection, spanning the pre-war, war, and post-war periods, is culled from the magazine’s rich archives of memorable reportage, essays, memoir, poetry, and fiction. Founded as an abolitionist magazine in November 1857, The Atlantic chronicled this transformative period in American history firsthand—from the country’s deepening divisions in the years leading up to the conflict, to the horrors of the battlefield, to the reshaping of society after the war’s conclusion. 
 With an introduction by President Barack Obama, this special issue features memorable contributions from some of the magazine’s most iconic writers, including Louisa May Alcott, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Walt Whitman.

The Civil War issue is on newsstands today. Check out the Table of Contents

The Civil War: Special Issue

To mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, we’re publishing a special commemorative edition, available on newsstands today. The collection, spanning the pre-war, war, and post-war periods, is culled from the magazine’s rich archives of memorable reportage, essays, memoir, poetry, and fiction. Founded as an abolitionist magazine in November 1857, The Atlantic chronicled this transformative period in American history firsthand—from the country’s deepening divisions in the years leading up to the conflict, to the horrors of the battlefield, to the reshaping of society after the war’s conclusion.

With an introduction by President Barack Obama, this special issue features memorable contributions from some of the magazine’s most iconic writers, including Louisa May Alcott, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Walt Whitman.

The Civil War issue is on newsstands today. Check out the Table of Contents

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