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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1847

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George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh; Ojibwa)
†† The Life, History and Travels of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh (George Copway), a Young Indian Chief of the Ojebwa Nation, . . . A Sketch of the Present State of the Ojebwa Nation, in Regard to Christianity and Their Future Prospects

Ralph Waldo Emerson
†† Hamatreya**
†† Merlin**

Sarah Margaret Fuller
†Things and Thoughts in Europe
†† Dispatches 17, 18**

Herman Melville
†† Omoo

Edgar Allan Poe
Ulalume**

White settlers continue to move westward on the Oregon Trail.

Taylor defeats Santa Anna at the Battle of Buena Vista.

Lewis Cassís principle of "squatter sovereignty."

Liberia gains independence.

Great Salt Lake City (later called Salt Lake City) established by Mormon settlers under the leadership of Brigham Young.

U.S. troops under Winfield Scott capture Vera Cruz, Mexico City.

Frederick Douglass publishes The North Star for the first time.
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