Harper’s Magazine is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts. Launched in New York City in June 1850, it is the second-oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the U.S. (Scientific American is the oldest, although it did not become monthly until 1921).
Covers of Harper’s Magazine in the 1890s
In the 19th and 20th centuries, the magazine published works of authors such as Herman Melville, Woodrow Wilson, and Winston Churchill. Willie Morris’s resignation as editor in 1971 was considered a major event, and many other employees of the magazine resigned with him.
Harper’s Magazine has won 22 National Magazine Awards. The magazine has developed into the 21st century, adding several blogs. Harper’s has been the subject of several controversies.