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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1838

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1838
Sarah Moore Grimké
See Angelina Grimké; Letters on the Equality of the Sexes, and the Condition of Woman
   Letter VIII: "The Condition of Women in the United States"
   Letter XV: "Man Equally Guilty with Woman in the Fall"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   A Psalm of Life**

Frances Sargent Locke Osgood
   Ellen Learning to Walk**
   The Little Hand**

Edgar Allan Poe
   Ligeia**

Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
   Indian Names**

John Greenleaf Whittier
   The Farewell**

John Winthrop
   from A Modell of Christian Charity


Related Literary Events
Henry Adams was born.

Over fifteen thousand Cherokee Indians forcibly marched from Georgia to Oklahoma over "Trail of Tears."

Blacks hold a mass meeting in Philadelphia to protest disenfranchisement.

Garrison’s New England Non-Resistance Society founded.

Mirror of Liberty, first African-American magazine, published.
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