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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1846

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1846
Lydia Maria Child
Fact and Fiction: A Collection of Stories

Sarah Margaret Fuller
  Papers on Literature and Art
American Literature
   Foreign Correspondence of the Tribune**
   Its Position in the Present Time**
   Prospects for the Future**

Herman Melville
   Typee

Frances Sargent Locke Osgood
A Reply**

Edgar Allan Poe
The Philosophy of Composition**

Alfred Robinson
   from Life in California

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John C. Frémont proclaims the Bear Flag Republic in California.

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W. T. G. Morton successfully uses anesthesia.

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Congress votes to accept a settlement of the Oregon boundary issue with Britain, thereby ending joint occupancy.

Tariff of 1846.

Colonel Stephen Kearny occupies Santa Fe.

Wilmot Proviso introduced.

Convention of New England Workingmen votes to adopt resolution against slavery.

U.S. wins Battle of Palo Alto; beginning of Mexican War.

General Taylor advances on Monterrey
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