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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1786

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Year
Literary
Historical
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1786
Philip Freneau
   The Wild Honey Suckle**
Susanna Haswell Rowson
   Victoria: A Novel
Annis Boudinot Stockton
   A Poetical Epistle, Addressed by a Lady of New Jersey, to Her Niece, upon Her Marriage**

Related Literary Events
Davy Crockett was born.

Seattle (Duwamish), c. 1786-1866
Congress adopts a currency system based on the Spanish dollar.

Shay's Rebellion.

New Jersey abolishes slavery.

Virginia adopts Thomas Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom.

Joseph Brant organizes Indian resistance to U.S. expansion.

Treaty of Fort Finney.

Congress rejects Jay-Gardoqui Treaty.

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