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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1858

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Literary
Historical
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1858
Emily Dickinson
   [I never lost as much but twice]**
   [One Sister have I in our house,]**
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
   An Appeal to the American People**
Photographs of Nineteenth-Century
African American Life
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Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
   Lucy Howard's Journal

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Charles Waddell Chesnutt was born.

Charles Alexander Eastman (Sioux) was born.
U.S. trade treaties with China and Japan signed.

Congress refuses to admit Kansas to the Union under the Lecompton constitution.

Henry Comstock strikes gold on the Carson River in Nevada.

Gold discovered at Clear Creek, Colorado.

First transatlantic cable system laid.

Oberlin-Wellington case; fugitive slave John Price is helped to freedom by Oberlin students and professor.

Law passed in California that bars Chinese and "Mongolians" from entering the state.

Financial Panic of 1858.

Lincoln-Douglas debates (Lincoln opposes Stephen Douglas for Senate).

Minnesota admitted to the Union.

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