An American Album


An American Album shows the rich orchestral sweep of American history—harmonious, dissonant, and filled with grace notes—through the eyes of Harper's Magazine, America's oldest continuously published journal of literature, politics, culture, and the arts. Culling 150 years of prose into a single 752-page volume, the editors of Harper's show a republic finding its voice, discovering its strengths, and questioning its destiny. A foreword by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and an introduction by Lewis H. Lapham, detailing the history of the magazine and its unique place in American letters, bind the volume together.