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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1851

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Literary
Historical
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1851
George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh; Ojibwa)
   Copway's American Indian
   Running Sketches of Men and Places, in England, France, Germany, Belgium, and Scotland

Emily Dickinson
  Letter To Austin Dickinson**

George Fitzhugh
   Slavery Justified

Herman Melville
  Moby-Dick

Related Literary Events
Kate Chopin was born.

James Fenimore Cooper died.
Treaty of Traverse des Sioux: Sioux tribes cede land in Iowa and Minnesota.

Erie Railroad completes its line to the West.

Sojourner Truth delivers her famous speech Ain't I A Woman to a Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio (May).

Bloomers invented by Elizabeth Smith Miller; named for feminist Amelia Bloomer.

The American branch of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) opens.
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