The Outlook (New York City)

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Cover of The Outlook, July 1, 1893

The Outlook (1870–1935) was a weekly magazine, published in New York City.

Publication history[edit]

The Christian Union (1870–1893)[edit]

The Outlook began publication January 1, 1870, as The Christian Union (1870–1893).

The Outlook (1893–1928)[edit]

The magazine was titled The Outlook from 1893 to 1928,[1]:422 reflecting a shift of focus from religious subjects to social and political issues.[2]

In 1900, the ranking weekly magazines of news and opinion were The Independent (1870), The Nation (1865), The Outlook (1870), and, with a different emphasis, The Literary Digest (1890).[3]

The Outlook and Independent (1928–1932)[edit]

In 1928 The Independent was merged with The Outlook to form The Outlook and Independent.[4]

The New Outlook (1932–1935)[edit]

From 1932 to 1935 the magazine was published as The New Outlook. Its last issue was dated June 1935.[1]:422

Notable contributors[edit]


A collection of poetry from The Outlook, Scribner's Magazine, Harper's Magazine, and The Century Magazine was published in 1913.[10] The complete run from July 1, 1893 to June 1935 is online.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Mott, Frank Luther (1930). A History of American Magazines. 1. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press. pp. 422–435. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  2. ^ Garcia, Hazel Dicken (1989). Journalistic Standards in Nineteenth-Century America. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 253. ISBN 9780299121747. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  3. ^ Edward Wagenknecht (1982). American profile, 1900-1909. Univ of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 978-0-87023-351-7.
  4. ^ Mott, Frank Luther (1957). A History of American Magazines. 2: 1850-1867. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press. pp. 367–379. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  5. ^ Roosevelt, Theodore (1909). Alfred Emanuel Smith (ed.). New Outlook. Outlook Publishing Company, Inc.
  6. ^ John Hall Wheelock, Matthew Joseph Bruccoli, Judith Baughman (2002). The last romantic. Univ of South Carolina Press. ISBN 978-1-57003-463-3.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ "William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962). Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920 - Articles and Reviews of Poets and Poetry Published During 1919–1920". Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  8. ^ Booker T. Washington""Boley: A Negro Town in the American West" 1908".
  9. ^ New Outlook. Outlook publishing Company, Incorporated. 1894-01-01.
  10. ^ William Stanley Braithwaite; Alan Frederick Pater, eds. (1913). Anthology of Magazine Verse for ... and Year Book of American Poetry. W. S. Braithwaite.
  11. ^ See online

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