The United States Magazine and Democratic Review

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Title

The United States Magazine and Democratic Review

Publisher

J. & H. G. Langley

Date

August 1841

Coverage

New York

Subject

Volume 9, number 38

Description

Some of the most widely circulated magazines in the first half of the nineteenth century were published by political parties. The Democratic Review was created in the 1830s to champion Jacksonian democracy. Editor John O’Sullivan extolled the virtues of the common man while criticizing the propounded aristocratic pretensions of the Whigs. This issue is notable for the first printing of “Death in the School-Room. A Fact” by Walt Whitman, his earliest known short story.