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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1781

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1780
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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1781
Joel Barlow
   Poem, Spoken at the Public Commencement at Yale College
Articles of Confederation become law.

Congress Charters the Bank of North America, The First Commercial Bank in the U.S.
After going over to the British, Benedict Arnold leads successful invasion of Virginia (January).

Slave rebellion in Williamsburg, Virginia. (July 20).

Battle of Yorktown (October 18)
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