The Independent

New York, New York (Publisher)

The Independent was a weekly magazine published in New York City between 1848 and 1928. It was published and financed by a group of New York businessmen led by Henry C. Bowen (1813–1896), who served as editor and publisher between 1870 and his death in 1896. The magazine was an important voice in support of abolishing slavery and women’s suffrage. During the second decade of the twentieth century, The Independent absorbed three other magazines: The Chautauquan in 1914, Harper’s Weekly in 1916, and Countryside in 1917.