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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1848

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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1848
Henry Highland Garnet
   An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America, Buffalo, N.Y., 1843**

Frances Sargent Locke Osgood
  Lines**
   Woman**

Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
   Illustrated Poems

Henry David Thoreau
  Letter to H.G.O.
Blake: March 27, 1848
**

Related Literary Events
Joel Chandler Harris was born.

Other literary publications
- Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, The Communist Manifesto
Uprisings of workers in Germany and France are put down; William Weitling and Joseph Weydemeyer, friends of Marx and Engels, flee to the U.S.

Ohio rescinds Black Laws.

John Humphrey Noyes starts the Oneida Community.

Free-Soil Party formed.

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo; ends war with Mexico, U.S. gains California and New Mexico, and Mexico recognizes U.S. annexation of Texas.

Wisconsin admitted to the Union.

Zachary Taylor elected President.

Blacks disenfranchised in Wisconsin.

Discovery of Gold in California (January 24).

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto (February).

Presbyterian church splits over slavery issue.

Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York (July 19).

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