The Symposium: A Monthly Literary Magazine
George Washington Cable
Volume 1, number 1
George Washington Cable was a native of Louisiana who had fought with the Confederate Army. After the war, he began writing stories with themes of racial injustice in Scribner’s Monthly. The consequent hostility from his New Orleans neighbors forced his relocation to Massachusetts, where he went on to publish a monthly literary magazine, The Symposium, for three issues in 1896. The cover illustration is by Will Bradley.