De Bow's Review
|James D. B. DeBow began this magazine in New Orleans in 1846 as
the Commerical Review of the South and West. He moved it to Washington,
D.C., between 1853 and 1857 (during his tenure as Head of the U.S. Census). By
the start of the Civil War it was the most widely circulated southern
DeBow wrote much of each issue himself. Born in Charleston, S.C., he was an
ardent champion of slavery; his review even published an article in the 1850s
that urged the South to resume the African slave trade.