New American Cyclopedia

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Title page of the American Cyclopedia,1879

The New American Cyclopedia was a 16-volume encyclopedia created and published by D. Appleton & Company of New York over the years 1857 to 1866.[1] Its primary editors were George Ripley and Charles A. Dana.[1]

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The New American Cyclopedia was a general encyclopedia with a special focus on subjects related to the United States. As it was created over the years spanning the American Civil War, the focus and tone of articles could change drastically; for example, Jefferson Davis, the future president of the Confederate States of America, was treated at length as a United States Army soldier and US government politician.[1]

A notable contributor was Karl Marx, then a European correspondent for the New York Tribune, who, under the suggestion of the editors, submitted articles on military affairs (for which he may have collaborated with Friedrich Engels).[2] He also wrote a highly unsympathetic biographical article on Simon Bolivar.[2][3]

The New American Cyclopedia was revised and republished as the American Cyclopedia in 1873.[4] There was also an associated yearbook, Appletons' Annual cyclopaedia and register of important events of the year, from 1861 to 1875.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Burnham, Charles. "The New American Cyclopedia, 1857-1866: A Time Capsule of the 19th century". AE Database. Americana Exchange. Archived from the original on September 3, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Lindley, Mark (August 18, 2010). "Marx and Engels on Music". MRZine. Monthly Review. Archived from the original on September 3, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ Marx, Karl (between December 1857 and January 8, 1858). "Bolivar y Ponte". marxists.org. Retrieved August 18, 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help) First published in the New American Cyclopedia, Vol. III, 1858.
  4. ^ "The American Cyclopedia 1873". Miller's Paradise Islands (private website). Archived from the original on September 3, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2010.  Includes photograph of title page.
  5. ^ Appletons' annual cyclopaedia and register of important events of the year: 1862. New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1863. p. i. 

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