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The Atlantic's Civil War Commemorative Issue

The editors of The Atlantic's Special Commemorative Issue, “The Civil War,” were interviewed. They talked about the history of the magazine… read more

The editors of The Atlantic's Special Commemorative Issue, “The Civil War,” were interviewed. They talked about the history of the magazine and how the special issue, released December 6, 2011, was compiled for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

The magazine was founded in 1857 as an abolitionist platform. This volume collects pieces that were contemporary to the events and retrospective over the years by writers such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It includes an introduction by President Barack Obama and other reflections from current writers. In a special partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, images from the museum and other Civil War collections were paired with original Atlantic features by such writers as Mark Twain, Charles Francis Adams, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. close

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Interview
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Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 25, 2012 | 9:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Mar 11, 2012 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Feb 25, 2012 | 9:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
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  • Mar 11, 2012 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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