Scribner’s Monthly, an Illustrated Magazine for the People
Scribner & Co.
Volume 1, number 1
This popular, morally conservative magazine immediately snapped up the mailing list of the failing Putnam’s and Riverside. Alongside its rivals, Harper’s and Atlantic Monthly, Scribner’s “became a bellwether of the entire Gilded Age and a benchmark for the growth of American culture into the twentieth century.” Because of a dispute over management, in November 1881 the staff bought out the Scribner family’s interests and changed the title to The Century.