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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1780

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1780
"Loyalist" Voices
   An Appeal**

"Patriot" Voices

   Volunteer Boys**
"Loyalist" Voices, c. 1774-1780

"Patriot" Voices, c. 1768-1780

Related Literary Events
Songs of the Slaves, c. 1780-1910

Songs of White Communities, c. 1780-1910

Tales from the Hispanic Southwest, c. 1780-1800


Anna Young Smith died.
Pennsylvania abolishes slavery.

Dutch Republic declares war on Britain.

British forces capture Charleston and entire southern American army. Worst U.S. defeat of the war (May 12).

Americans learn of Benedict Arnold's betrayal from a captured British spy (September 23).

Thirty percent of all first children are born within the first three months of marriage.
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