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First Magazine Published in America

The first magazine to be published in the American colonies was called The American Magazine. It began publication on February 13, 1741 in Philadelphia and covered proceedings of colonial government, in addition to moral, political and historical topics. Andrew Bedford was the publisher. The magazine lasted for three months.

Today, you can access hundreds of magazines through your public library. The Magazine Room upstairs in the West Hempstead Public Library has hard copies of many popular journals.

To access hundreds of other magazines, many of which are full text, use our databases. Go to www.whplibrary.org/research and search away! There are popular as well as academic and scholarly articles.

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