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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1843

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1843
Lydia Maria Child
 from Letters from New York
   #50: [Women's Rights, 1843]**

Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Birth-mark**

Frances Sargent Locke Osgood
   Oh! Hasten to My Side**

Edgar Allan Poe
  The Black Cat**
   The Tell-Tale Heart**

John Greenleaf Whittier
  Massachusetts to Virginia**

Related Literary Events
Henry James was born.
Dorothea Dix presents the Massachusetts State Legislature with a memorial describing the conditions under which the mentally ill are confined; encourages the construction of asylums.

Robert M. Hartley founds the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor.

President Tyler launches campaign for Texas annexation.

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