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The new world. [microfilm reel] : (New York) 1840-1845
Place of publication:
New York
Geographic coverage:
  • New York, New York, New York  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
J. Winchester
Dates of publication:
  • Vol. 1, no. 1 (June 6, 1840)-vol. 10, no. 19 (May 10, 1845).
  • English
  • New York (N.Y.)--Newspapers.
  • New York (State)--New York County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01234953
  • New York (State)--New York.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01204333
  • New York County (N.Y.)--Newspapers.
  • United States--Newspapers.
  • United States.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01204155
  • "No pent-up Utica contracts our powers; the whole unbounded continent is ours!"
  • Also issued in an extra series, No. 1 (May 16, 1842)-no. 104/105 (Jan. 1844); also includes additional supplements.
  • Extra series numbered as follows: extra 1st = no. 19 1/2 = whole number 101 1/2; <extras 3, 4, & 5>-extra numbers 21 & 22 = <whole number 105 1/2>-whole number 120 1/2; volume 2, numbers 1/2-35/36/37 = numbers 25/26-59/60/61; nos. 62/63-104/105. Extra series number 37/38 = vol. 2, nos. 13/14, and vol. 2, nos. 15/16 = number 39/40 both dated as December 1842.
  • Microfilm.
  • Published every Saturday.
  • The folio ed., begun in Oct. 1839, contained the same articles as the quarto, except for additional advertisements and a few news items.
  • The New World was one of the "mammoth" weeklies of the 1840's, so called because its pages were sometimes more than four feet long and eleven columns wide. A quarto edition was also published. Editors Park Benjamin and Rufus Wilmot Griswold, who had previously served as editors of a rival paper, the Brother Jonathan, set out to beat the book publishers by reprinting complete novels as "extras." Their messengers would meet the incoming steamships, thus receiving, the earliest copies of the new English novels, which were then quickly set into type. The regular issue featured tales, poetry, and articles on literature, science, music, and the arts. After Benjamin and his colleague James Aldrich were succeeded in Mar. 1844 by Henry C. Deming and the Rev. James McKay, the New World became somewhat tamer; political, naval, military, and foreign news were given coverage, more illustrations appeared, and serialized tales, such as "The Wandering Jew" were featured in many issues. Cf. American periodicals, 1741-1900.
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