The Atlantic

magazine and multi-platform publisher based in Washington, D.C.

The Atlantic is an American magazine and publisher. It was created in 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts, and it was called The Atlantic Monthly, which was a literary and cultural commentary magazine that published famous writers' opinions on the abolition of slavery, education, and other important issues in politics. Its creators included Francis H. Underwood[3][4] and famous writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Greenleaf Whittier.[5][6] James Russell Lowell was its first editor.[7] It was also known for publishing literary works by leading writers.

The Atlantic
Editor-in-chiefJeffrey Goldberg
PresidentBob Cohn
CategoriesLiterature, political science, foreign affairs
Frequency10 issues a year
Total circulation
Year founded1857 (1857)
First issueNovember 1, 1857; 166 years ago (1857-11-01) (as The Atlantic Monthly)
CompanyEmerson Collective
CountryUnited States
Based inWashington, D.C.[2]



In 2016, the editorial board endorsed a presidential candidate, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, for the third time since the magazine's creation. This was to rebuke Republican Donald Trump's candidacy.[8] After the election, the magazine has become a strong critic of President Trump. The March 2019 cover article by editor Yoni Appelbaum formally calls for the impeachment of Donald Trump: "It's time for Congress to judge the president's fitness to serve."[9][10][11]


  1. "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. December 31, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  2. "Historical Facts About The Atlantic". The Atlantic. Archived from the original on April 22, 2018. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  3. Chevalier, Tracy (2012). "The Atlantic Monthly American magazine, 1857". Encyclopaedia of the Essay. "The Atlantic Monthly was founded in Boston in 1857 by Francis Underwood (an assistant to the publisher)..."
  4. Sedgwick, Ellery (2009). "A History of the Atlantic Monthly, 1857–1909". p. 3.
  5. Whittier, John Greenleaf (1975). The Letters of John Greenleaf Whittier. Vol. 2. p. 318. "... however, was the founding of the Atlantic Monthly in 1857. Initiated by Francis Underwood and with Lowell as its first editor, the magazine had been sponsored and organized by Lowell, Emerson, Holmes, and Longfellow."
  6. Goodman, Susan (2011). Republic of Words: The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers. p. 90. ISBN 9781584659853.
  7. "The Atlantic | History, Ownership, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  8. "Against Donald Trump", The Atlantic, November 2016.
  9. Appelbaum, Yoni. "Impeach Donald Trump". The Atlantic. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  10. The Atlantic calls for impeachment as mainstream media continues to lead charge against Trump Fox News
  11. "'Impeach': The Atlantic's March cover makes the case for Trump's impeachment". Business Insider. January 17, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2019.

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