The Atlantic Monthly
The Atlantic is an American magazine founded (as The Atlantic Monthly) in 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts, and now based in Washington, D.C. It was created as a literary and cultural commentary magazine and quickly achieved a national reputation, which it has held for over 150 years. The magazine has been important for recognizing and publishing new writers and poets, and encouraging major careers. It has also published leading writers' commentary on abolition, education, and other major issues in contemporary political affairs.After experiencing financial hardship and a series of ownership changes, the magazine was reformatted as a general editorial magazine.