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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1819

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1818
1820
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1819
Herman Melville was born.

Walt Whitman was born.
Boom in cotton prices which stimulated settlement of the Southwest, ends.

Panic of 1819; Contraction of Credit, Collapse of Foreign Markets, and Mismanagement of 2nd Bank of United States.

McCulloch v. Maryland.

Dartmouth College v. Woodward.

Adams-Onís (Transcontinental) Treaty.

Alabama becomes a state.

1819-1820
Washington Irving
   Rip Van Winkle**
   The Legend of Sleepy Hollow**
   The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
1818
1820







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