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De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South

John F. Kvach


Between 1846 and 1867 J. D. B. De Bow, the editor of De Bow’s Review, promoted agricultural reform, urbanization, industrialization, and commercial development in the nineteenth-century American South. His monthly journal appealed to thousands of antebellum southerners with similar interests in a modern market economy. His vision and his readers’ support of economic and social diversification predated the rhetoric of postbellum boosters who promised a “New South” after the Civil War. De Bow created an economic plan that resonated among urban, middle-class merchants and professionals, wealthy p ... More

Keywords: J. D. B. De Bow, De Bow’s Review, Southern Middle Class, Antebellum South, Old South, New South, American Civil War, Southern Economic Development, New South Creed, Southern Readers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813144207
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813144207.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John F. Kvach, author