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The American Mercury Archives
Title Author Period Text
Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
  • The American Mercury
    Total Archives: 37 Years, 441 Issues, 13,067 Articles, 67,194pp
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    Decade 1920s
    1. The American Mercury,
      January 1924 Issue, 30 Articles, 148pp
      The Lincoln Legend by Isaac R. Pennypacker
    2. The American Mercury,
      February 1924 Issue, 29 Articles, 148pp
      All God's Chillun Got Wings by Eugene O'Neill
    3. The American Mercury,
      March 1924 Issue, 26 Articles, 144pp
      Cretheus and the Lions by Stephen French Whitman
    4. The American Mercury,
      April 1924 Issue, 27 Articles, 152pp
      Horace Greeley by Gamaliel Bradford
    5. The American Mercury,
      May 1924 Issue, 27 Articles, 164pp
      The Peace Myth by Virgil Jordan
    6. The American Mercury,
      June 1924 Issue, 26 Articles, 148pp
      Absolution by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    7. The American Mercury,
      July 1924 Issue, 24 Articles, 147pp
      The Presidency by Charles C. Thach
    8. The American Mercury,
      August 1924 Issue, 25 Articles, 148pp
      The Gates of Tamerlane by Achmed Abdullah
    9. The American Mercury,
      September 1924 Issue, 26 Articles, 156pp
      The Anglo-Saxon Myth by Henry J. Ford
    10. The American Mercury,
      October 1924 Issue, 28 Articles, 164pp
      Arsenals of Hatred by Duncan Aikman
    11. The American Mercury,
      November 1924 Issue, 27 Articles, 172pp
      On Doing the Right Thing by Albert Jay Nock
    12. The American Mercury,
      December 1924 Issue, 26 Articles, 180pp
      The Christian Statesman by Edgar Lee Masters
    13. The American Mercury,
      January 1925 Issue, 28 Articles, 154pp
      The Master Minds by Frank R. Kent
    14. The American Mercury,
      February 1925 Issue, 23 Articles, 164pp
      Up from Methodism by Herbert Asbury
    15. The American Mercury,
      March 1925 Issue, 26 Articles, 166pp
      The Damn Fool Democrats by Arthur Krock
    16. The American Mercury,
      April 1925 Issue, 32 Articles, 180pp
      Creating Reputations, Ltd. by Oswald Garrison Villard
    17. The American Mercury,
      May 1925 Issue, 31 Articles, 180pp
      The Pestilence of Fanaticism by James A. Reed
    18. The American Mercury,
      June 1925 Issue, 35 Articles, 172pp
      The Many-Sired Lincoln by J.G. de Roulhac Hamilton
    19. The American Mercury,
      July 1925 Issue, 33 Articles, 172pp
      Making a Wreck of the Veteran by William Edler
    20. The American Mercury,
      August 1925 Issue, 35 Articles, 172pp
      Salesmanship by Clarence Darrow
    21. The American Mercury,
      September 1925 Issue, 32 Articles, 180pp
      American Marriage by Mary Austin
    22. The American Mercury,
      October 1925 Issue, 33 Articles, 200pp
      Self-Conscious America by Sinclair Lewis
    23. The American Mercury,
      November 1925 Issue, 33 Articles, 204pp
      The Pathology of Service by James M. Cain
    24. The American Mercury,
      December 1925 Issue, 35 Articles, 216pp
      The Biology of Health by Raymond Pearl
    25. The American Mercury,
      January 1926 Issue, 33 Articles, 170pp
      The People of Moronia by Eleanor Rowland Wembridge
    26. The American Mercury,
      February 1926 Issue, 31 Articles, 176pp
      Guam by M.S. Lea
    27. The American Mercury,
      March 1926 Issue, 23 Articles, 132pp
      A New God for America by Herbert Parrish
    28. The American Mercury,
      April 1926 Issue, 23 Articles, 128pp
      The Anatomy of Jazz by Henry Osborne Osgood
    29. The American Mercury,
      May 1926 Issue, 36 Articles, 180pp
      On Learning to Play the 'Cello by Doris Stevens
    30. The American Mercury,
      June 1926 Issue, 22 Articles, 148pp
      The Eugenics Cult by Clarence Darrow
    31. The American Mercury,
      July 1926 Issue, 31 Articles, 166pp
      The Fundamentalist Pope by Stanley Walker
    32. The American Mercury,
      August 1926 Issue, 29 Articles, 172pp
      Grover Cleveland by Edgar Lee Masters
    33. The American Mercury,
      September 1926 Issue, 38 Articles, 196pp
      Between Worlds by James Branch Cabell
    34. The American Mercury,
      October 1926 Issue, 33 Articles, 212pp
      The Episcopalians by Grant Morgan
    35. The American Mercury,
      November 1926 Issue, 36 Articles, 220pp
      Art by Joseph Hergesheimer
    36. The American Mercury,
      December 1926 Issue, 38 Articles, 220pp
      Borah of Idaho by Ray T. Tucker
    37. The American Mercury,
      January 1927 Issue, 30 Articles, 172pp
      Hypocrisy by Thomas Beer
    38. The American Mercury,
      February 1927 Issue, 31 Articles, 186pp
      The Parsons and the War by Granville Hicks
    39. The American Mercury,
      March 1927 Issue, 34 Articles, 204pp
      Have Painters Minds? by Thomas Craven
    40. The American Mercury,
      April 1927 Issue, 36 Articles, 204pp
      The Associated Press by Dewey M. Owens
    41. The American Mercury,
      May 1927 Issue, 37 Articles, 204pp
      Masters of Pedagogy by T.N. Gillespie
    42. The American Mercury,
      June 1927 Issue, 36 Articles, 196pp
      J. P. the Younger by W.M. Walker
    43. The American Mercury,
      July 1927 Issue, 37 Articles, 180pp
      Forests and Floods by Willis Luther Moore
    44. The American Mercury,
      August 1927 Issue, 34 Articles, 184pp
      In Praise of War by Arlington B. Conway
    45. The American Mercury,
      September 1927 Issue, 35 Articles, 204pp
      We Rob a Bank by Ernest Booth
    46. The American Mercury,
      October 1927 Issue, 37 Articles, 226pp
      Red, White and Blue by James M. Cain
    47. The American Mercury,
      November 1927 Issue, 36 Articles, 244pp
      The Biology of Superiority by Raymond Pearl
    48. The American Mercury,
      December 1927 Issue, 35 Articles, 244pp
      Our White Folks by George S. Schuyler
    49. The American Mercury,
      January 1928 Issue, 30 Articles, 180pp
      The Man Who Knew Coolidge by Sinclair Lewis
    50. The American Mercury,
      February 1928 Issue, 39 Articles, 196pp
      The Tuberculosis Game by Maurice Fishberg
    51. The American Mercury,
      March 1928 Issue, 35 Articles, 204pp
      The Real American Language by Vachel Lindsay
    52. The American Mercury,
      April 1928 Issue, 38 Articles, 214pp
      Notes of a Prohibition Agent by Homer Turner
    53. The American Mercury,
      May 1928 Issue, 36 Articles, 198pp
      The Frail Sister of Medicine by Ralph Coghlan
    54. The American Mercury,
      June 1928 Issue, 36 Articles, 188pp
      Far Cats and Free Rides by Frank R. Kent
    55. The American Mercury,
      July 1928 Issue, 36 Articles, 172pp
      Shanty Irish by Jim Tully
    56. The American Mercury,
      August 1928 Issue, 37 Articles, 180pp
      Many Hats by Carl Sandburg
    57. The American Mercury,
      September 1928 Issue, 36 Articles, 188pp
      The New Tammany by Joseph McGoldrick
    58. The American Mercury,
      October 1928 Issue, 34 Articles, 212pp
      Why Poker Was Invented by James Stevens
    59. The American Mercury,
      November 1928 Issue, 38 Articles, 220pp
      The So-Called Lost Battalion by Henry O. Swindler
    60. The American Mercury,
      December 1928 Issue, 36 Articles, 224pp
      The Psychology of Prohibition by Raymond Pearl
    61. The American Mercury,
      January 1929 Issue, 33 Articles, 188pp
      The Catholic Church Faces America by E. Boyd Barrett
    62. The American Mercury,
      February 1929 Issue, 33 Articles, 196pp
      The Presidential Succession by H.H. Sawyer
    63. The American Mercury,
      March 1929 Issue, 36 Articles, 196pp
      The Nervous American by Harvey O'Higgins
    64. The American Mercury,
      April 1929 Issue, 39 Articles, 204pp
      The Progressives of the Senate by A Washington Correspondent
    65. The American Mercury,
      May 1929 Issue, 33 Articles, 196pp
      Cotton Mill by Paul Peters
    66. The American Mercury,
      June 1929 Issue, 37 Articles, 180pp
      Murder in the Making by Lawrance M. Maynard
    67. The American Mercury,
      July 1929 Issue, 38 Articles, 180pp
      A White Man in the South by G. Peyton Wertenbaker
    68. The American Mercury,
      August 1929 Issue, 39 Articles, 180pp
      Black Ulysses Goes to War by Howard W. Odum
    69. The American Mercury,
      September 1929 Issue, 37 Articles, 188pp
      One American's Story by M.L. Batey
    70. The American Mercury,
      October 1929 Issue, 38 Articles, 212pp
      Four Years of College by Samuel Lipshutz
    71. The American Mercury,
      November 1929 Issue, 38 Articles, 212pp
      Tales from Oklahoma by George Milburn
    72. The American Mercury,
      December 1929 Issue, 38 Articles, 216pp
      The Secretariat by A Washington Correspondent