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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1841

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Historical
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1841
William Byrd II
†† from The History of the Dividing Line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina and The Secret History of the Line
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James Fenimore Cooper
†† The Deerslayer

Ralph Waldo Emerson
†† Compensation**
†† Self-Reliance**
†† The Snow-Storm**

Nathaniel Hawthorne
†Letter
†† To Sophia Peabody, April 13, 1841**

Related Literary Events
Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (Ojibwa) died.

Other literary publications
- Ann Plato, Essays (first collection of essays published by an African American)
Meeting of Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison at antislavery meeting in Nantucket.

Successful slave mutiny on the ship Creole.

Dorothea Dix begins exposť of prison conditions
President Harrison dies shortly after inauguration; John Tyler becomes president.

President Tyler vetoes Whig National Banking Bill.

Amistad Case is Decided by the Supreme Court; Rebellious Slaves Ruled Free (March 9).
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