July 1862 Issue

All Articles

  • Chiefly About War Matters

    During the Civil War, the author of The Scarlett Letter travels from Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., to interview civil and military leaders. The piece is peppered with humorous asides—faux "editorial notes" that reflect Hawthorne's clashes with Atlantic editors. (Click here for a fuller explanation.)

Receive two trial issues of The Atlantic with our compliments.

Magazine Archive

More back issues,

Sept 1995 to present >