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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1814

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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1814
William Cullen Bryant
   The Yellow Violet**

Thomas Jefferson
   Letter to Edward Coles, Aug. 25, 1814**

Related Literary Events

George Washington Harris was born.

Mercy Otis Warren died.

Treaty of Ghent signed
Hartford Convention

Captain Thomas Macdonough’s naval victory at the Battle of Plattsburgh.

Battle of Bladensburg.

Battles of Chippewa and Lundy’s Lane.

Washington D.C. is captured and burned by the British (August 24).

Francis Scott Key publishes The Defense of Fort McHenry (The Star Spangled Banner) in the Baltimore Patriot.
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