Welcome to The Antebellum Magazine Edition Project

The Antebellum Magazine Edition Project is a database of selected periodical literature that has been annotated and edited for scholarly use by undergraduate English students at the University of Arizona.  The project aims to provide an ongoing, collaboratively-sourced reference for students, researchers, and instructors of the antebellum period.  The project piloted in an upper-division honors college course in the Spring of 2015 with the support of a College of Humanities Initiatives Grant. 

To browse the collection, use the links to The Broadway Journal, The Knickerbocker, or The Pioneer above, or use the search bar at the top of the screen.


Tales From the Archive: The Student-Editor Blog

Kelsey Kristin Whiteside | May 12th, 2015

In the chilling excerpt “A Night of Terror,” published in the December 1844 edition of The Knickerbocker, a delivery nurse is ripped from her normal life and asked to do the unthinkable one tempestuous night. By the end of the piece, she is returned to her home, and... Read More

Amy Ruth Nippert | May 19th, 2015

For today’s hardened audiences, "A Night of Terror" may fail to terrify, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an entertaining read. Gothic horror--be it in teen vampire novels or Poe’s short stories—seem to captivate audiences in every generation. It reminds us that the world is a... Read More

Valerie Rose Hoke | May 19th, 2015

Dear Future Editor,

Welcome to English 486: Networking the Antebellum Archive. As a student from the original pilot program course, I am (hopefully) going to offer some advice not only for success, but also for enjoying yourself in this class. Because this class was... Read More