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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1793

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1793
Joel Barlow
   The Hasty Pudding, A Poem, in Three Cantos**
Ann Eliza Bleecker
   The Posthumous Works of Ann Eliza Bleecker
Margaretta Bleecker Faugères
   The following Lines were occasioned by Mr. Robertson's refusing to paint for one Lady, and immediately after taking another lady's likeness 1793**
John Woolman
   A Place for the Poor
First Democratic societies established.

Chisholm v. Georgia.

Large-scale exodus of French planters from Saint Domingue to the U.S.

France declares war on Britain and Spain.

Citizen Genet arrives in United States.

Yellow Fever epidemic.

Congress enacts the Fugitive Slave Law; the law requires judges to award possession of a runaway slave upon any formal request by his master or his representative.

Washington’s Neutrality Proclamation.
image file   Gilbert Stuart returns to America.

First U.S. patent granted to a woman, for Mrs. Samuel Slater's invention of cotton sewing thread.

image file   Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin.
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