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Verification of Simms's Account of the Burning of Columbia

Secondary Scholarship | 2006


          Launched in 1993 in conjunction with the foundation of the William Gilmore Simms Society, The Simms Review touted itself as the official place of record for the Society.  In addition, the Review was the first and only academic periodical dedicated to the life and writings of the famous author.  As such, it served as a gathering place for scholars, Simms family members, and readers interested in Simms’s work.  With its 2012 issue, The Simms Review celebrated its twentieth anniversary, making it among the longest running continually-published single-author journals in the country. In that time, the journal evolved into the premier venue for the study of Simms, his work, and his world. Over the course of its first twenty volumes, the journal published over three hundred essays and other pieces, from over one hundred scholars and writers, including bringing to light dozens of newly-discovered pieces by the author himself. The Simms Review now serves on the vanguard of the ever-expanding study of one of the most important literary figures of the antebellum South.