In trying budgetary times, there are two reasons libraries should bother with new magazines. The first is to keep collections fresh and appealing to a variety of patrons. The second is to maintain the library as a place for readers to come across original works that might otherwise escape their notice. Discovering new magazines requires some work, especially since many publishers of newly launched periodicals have limited means of promotion and distribution.......The title suggests this is a scholarly journal, but Journal of the Early Americas is actually for a popular audience of "the discerning re-enactor portraying 1521 to 1848." The articles are research based (complete with endnotes), but color illustrations and a lack of jargon create a magazine well suited to general readers interested in history. Because of the focus on reenactment, there is a large dose of information about clothing, food, tools, and folkways. Journal of the Early Americas expertly portrays the lives of Native Americans and the many immigrants who came to America. A fair portion of articles address military life or campaigns, but the magazine covers topics beyond military reenactment.
- Library Journal - May 1, 2012, Volume 137, No. 8, pages 34-35
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