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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1845

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1844
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Year
Literary
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1845
Frederick Douglass
   Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave**

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Caroline Kirkland
   Western Clearings

Wendell Phillips
Letter to Frederick Douglass, in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave**

Edgar Allan Poe
   The Raven**
Massive Irish immigration to the U.S. begins; perhaps 1.8 million Irish immigrants forced out of Ireland by the Great Famine.

Florida admitted to the Union.

Mexico rejects Slidell mission.

Congress votes joint resolution to annex Texas.

Congressional "gag rule" rescinded.

The Southern Baptist Convention is formed.

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