Books you may be interested in - click through for reviews and to read 1st chapter free. If you purchase, a portion will go to support this web site but it won't cost you extra.

Daniel Walker Howe is a fine social historian and historian of ideas.
  From the end of the War of 1812 through the first railroads and telegraphs, the Mexican-American War which shifted America's center of gravity  to the slaveowning south.  Meanwhile, evangelism, temperance (anti-alcohol) and anti-slavery movements stirred up the country.

If you haven't read it yet, maybe now is a good time, and guess what, it's a best-seller which means Amazon is discounting it big.  Accept no substitutes (esp. from anybody named Beck).

Sources Used In
Tales of the Early Republic
Periodicals: 'K...'

For Copyright Notice, see end of text.

Part of the Tales of the Early Republic Web Project


Knickerbocker, New York Monthly Magazine, 1833-1860s.

Literary magazine which published works by many of the most popular and/or best writers of the time. Edited by Lewis Gaylord Clark, who took it over after a year and some months of brief editorships by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, and Samuel D. Langtree.

Though it was unconnected with Washington Irving, much of was in his spirit - genteel, amusing, and apolitical. Very popular though not very financially successful. A group of contributors published, in 1855, The Knickerbocker Gallery as a benefit to its editor, Clark. The procedes helped pay for the home where he spent his last years.


Copyright 1998 by Hal Morris, Secaucus, NJ

RETURN TO 'Tales of the Early Republic' HOME PAGE