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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1790

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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1790
Margaretta Bleecker Faugères
   To Aribert. October, 1790**
Benjamin Franklin
   On the Slave-Trade**
Toussaint L'Ouverture
   Proclamations and Letters**
Sarah Wentworth Morton
   from Ouabi, or the Virtues of Nature: An Indian Tale in Four Cantos [Canto One]
Judith Sargent Murray
   On the Domestic Education of Children**
   On the Equality of the Sexes**
Royall Tyler
   The Contrast, A Comedy in Five Acts**

Related Literary Events
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet was born.

Benjamin Franklin died.
First petition to Congress for emancipation, presented by the Society of Friends.

Alexander Hamilton submits his Report on the Public Credit and Report on a National Bank to Congress.

Treaty of New York.

Methodists and Baptists start to make major strides in converting slaves to Christianity.

Pacific coast explored and mapped by Alejandro Malaspina.

757,181 blacks living in the U.S.; 697,624 are slaves.

Naturalization Act passed; only "free white persons" are allowed to become U.S. citizens.

First recorded arrival of Asian Indians on U.S. soil.

U.S. population is 3,929,0000.
Samuel Slater opens his first Rhode Island mill for the production of cotton yarn.
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