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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1844

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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1844
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experience**
   The Poet**

Mike Fink
  The Death of Mike Fink (recorded by Joseph M. Field)**

Sarah Margaret Fuller
  from Woman in the Nineteenth Century
   Summer on the Lakes, in 1843

Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Rappaccini's Daughter**

Edgar Allan Poe
   Dream-Land**
   Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar**
   The Purloined Letter**

Related Literary Events
George Washington Cable was born.
African-Americans protest Jim Crow segregation in Boston public schools.

Philadelphia Bible Riots.

Senate rejects treaty annexing Texas.

James K. Polk of Tennessee is elected President.

Mormon leader Joseph Smith killed by mob in Nauvoo, Illinois.

William Lloyd Garrison states policy of, "No Union With Slaveholders."

Methodist Church splits; Southern Methodists set up a separate organization (The Methodist Church, South).

Freedom Association organized by New England African-Americans to aid fugitive slaves.

Lowell Female Labor Reform Association organized.

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