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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1852

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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1852
Alice Cary
   Clovernook, or, Recollections of Our Neighborhood in the West
   Hagar: A Story for Today

Emily Dickinson
Letter To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson)**

Frederick Douglass
   What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?**

Fanny Fern (Sara Willis Parton)
   Hints to Young Wives**

Caroline Kirkland
The Evening Book

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   The Jewish Cemetery at Newport**

Herman Melville
   Pierre

Harriet Beecher Stowe
 from Uncle Tom's Cabin
   Chapter I: "In Which the Reader Is Introduced to a Man of Humanity"** image file
Chapter VII: "The Mother's Struggle"** image file
Chapter XI: "In Which Property Gets into an Improper State of Mind"** image file
Chapter XIII: "The Quaker Settlement"** image file
Chapter XIV: "Evangeline"** image file
  Chapter XL: "The Martyr"** image file
Chapter XLI: "The Young Master"** image file
Abolitionist Sisterhood Image file

Related Literary Events
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman was born.

Grace King was born.

Other literary publications
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, The Angel Over the Right Shoulder
Pennsylvania Railroad completes its line between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Defense of chattel slavery, The Pro-Slavery Argument, is published.

First Opium War ends with the British Empire victorious; Treaty of Nanjing, giving Hong Kong to Britain, signed.

Presbyterian mission for Chinese opens in San Francisco.

First court appearance in California by Chinese Americans.

Franklin Pierce elected president.

First Chinese contract laborers arrive in Hawaii.

More than twenty thousand Chinese immigrate to California.

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