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Loudon, Samuel (1727?-1813) The American Magazine.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03462 Author/Creator: Loudon, Samuel (1727?-1813) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Magazine Date: December 1787 - May 1788 Pagination: 432 p. , 8 p. of plates ; 20.5 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains six monthly issues. Billed as "Containing a Miscellaneous Collection of Original an other Valuable Essays, in Prose and Verse, and Calculated both for Instruction and Amusement." A quote underneath the title reads: "Science the guide, and truth the eternal goal." A table of contents appears for each issue, on p. 1, 65, 129, 193, 273, and 353. There are several articles on contemporary political issues. In the December issue, notable articles appear on Bills of Rights, principles of government and commerce, education, and a "London review of John Adams's defense of the Constitution. In the January issue, notable articles appear on government and education. In the February issue, notable articles appear on Thomas Jefferson's arguments for of the Constitution and education. In the March issue, articles appear on representative government, education, and reviews of the Federalist Papers and the debates at the Pennsylvania constitutional ratification convention. In the April issue, articles appear on education, a continuation of the review of the Federalist Papers from the March issue, and a review of a pamphlet addressed to the people of New York that supports ratification of the Constitution. In the May issue, articles appear on education, slavery, in addition to reviews of published "Letters from the Federal Farmer to a Republican" and the second volume of the Federalist Papers. Also contains articles on Native Americans, agriculture, theology, medicine, business, history, astronomy, nature, and other topics. Humorous anecdotes and poetry also appear.

People: Loudon, Samuel, 1727?-1813
Adams, John, 1735-1826
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: JournalismPoliticsGovernment and CivicsCommerceUS ConstitutionUS Constitutional AmendmentBill of RightsCivil RightsEducationPresidentLiterature and Language ArtsFederalistsRatificationAfrican American HistorySlaveryRepublican PartyAmerican Indian HistoryAgriculture and Animal HusbandryReligionHealth and MedicalFinanceScience and TechnologyGeography and Natural HistoryHumor and SatirePoetryLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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