The American Review: A Whig Journal

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Title

The American Review: A Whig Journal

Publisher

Wiley and Putnam

Date

February 1845

Coverage

New York

Subject

Volume 1, number 2

Description

The American Review: A Whig Journal was established in January 1845 to oppose the policies of newly elected Democrat James K. Polk. Like its political competitor The Democratic Review, it contained literature and poetry. This issue had the distinction of being the first periodical to publish “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, under the pseudonym “Quarles.”