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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1773

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1772
1774
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1773
Ann Eliza Bleecker
   On the Immensity of Creation**
   Written Before the Retreat from Burgoyne**
Benjamin Franklin
   An Edict by the King of Prussia**
Phillis Wheatley
   Farewell to America**
   On Being Brought from Africa to America**
   On the Death of Dr. Samuel Marshall 1771**
   Poems
   To the University of Cambridge, in New England**
Yearly meeting of New England Quakers prohibits slaveowning—first American ban on slaveholding.

Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom.

Lord Dunmore’s War.

Tea Act.

Boston Tea Party (December 16).
1772
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