How Magazines Helped Shape American History

How Magazines Helped Shape American History

The archive pays homage to the printed word and the experience magazine readers cherish in turning pages to delight in discovery across a range of essays, poetry, illustration, photography and the graphic arts. “‘Magazine,’ which comes from the word for ‘storehouse,’ shares an etymology with the French magasin, or ‘shop’: the concept was to bring different offerings together, and accordingly they became venues where key dramas of the early nation played out,” writes Nathan Heller for the New Yorker. …

By Nora McGreevy, Smithsonianmag.com

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