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The Atlantic Commemorative Civil War Issue

Washington, DC
Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Atlantic has published a special commemorative issue on the Civil War. The edition contains some 50 pieces of reporting, essays, poetry & fiction from the magazine’s archives, but also includes contemporary works, including one by President Obama. The issue covers the run up to the Civil War, the war itself & the aftermath, and some of the writers featured include Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe & Nathaniel Hawthorne. American History TV talked to The Atlantic’s editor, James Bennet, and deputy editor Scott Stossel, about the issue.

Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012 at 5:17pm (ET)

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