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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1853

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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1853
William Wells Brown
áá Clotel, or the President's Daughter

Alice Cary
áClovernook, Second Series
áá Uncle Christopher's**

Fanny Fern (Sara Willis Parton)
áFern Leaves, 1st Series
áá Thanksgiving Story** áimage file

Mike Fink
á Sal Fink, the Mississippi Screamer, How She Cooked Injuns**

Caroline Kirkland
áá A Book for the Home Circle

Herman Melville
áá Bartleby, the Scrivener**

Harriet Beecher Stowe
áá The key to Uncle Tom's Cabin

Related Literary Events
JosÚ MartÝ was born.
Antoinette Brown Blackwell ordained; first female minister in the U.S.

National Council of Colored People founded in New York to promote mechanical training for blacks.

Ten small railroads are consolidated into the New York Central Railroad.

Gadsden Purchase.
Charles Loring Brace founds the New York Children's Aid Society.

The Una (first female suffrage journal) begins publication.

This slide show offers scenes of New York in the 1800s around the time of Bartleby. Students may view it to gain a sense of what the city was like over 100 years ago.

This painting provides students with a visual image of a major landmark in Bartleby.

This map clearly shows the streets of Lower Manhattan and allows students to see landmarks in Bartleby and other stories.
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