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

Colin Francisco Pedron | May 19th, 2015

One major luxury of our modern era is the ability to view dated documents within their complete historical and social contexts. Modern analyses of older documents can place works within their holistically accurate settings of time, place, and circumstance. In our work with... 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

Amy Ruth Nippert | May 19th, 2015

It’s hard to be a conscious consumer. Like great things, cheap things also seem to be mostly made from slave labor and poor working conditions. Even if you religiously buy fair trade coffee and shop organic, it’s impossible to not indirectly support some of the practices.... Read More