InstructorsStudentsReviewersAuthorsBooksellers Contact Us
image
  DisciplineHome
 TextbookHome
 
 
 
 
 
Access Author Profile Pages by:
 
 
 
 
 
 Resource Centers
 
 Bookstore
Textbook Site for:
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1860

To jump to a new date on the timeline, enter a date between 1530 and 2000 and click Go.
1859
1861
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1860
Lydia Maria Child
   Correspondence Between Lydia Maria Child and Gov. Wise and Mrs. Mason of Virginia

Emily Dickinson
   [Come SlowlyEden!]**
   [Did the Harebell loose her girdle]**
   [Some keep the Sabbath going to Church]**

Nathaniel Hawthorne
   Preface to The House of Seven Gables**
   The Minister's Black Veil**

Frederick Law Olmstead
   from A Journey Through Texas

Harriet Prescott Spofford
   Circumstance**

Henry David Thoreau
   A Plea for Captain John Brown**

Walt Whitman
 from By the Roadside
   To a President**
   To the States**
 from Calamus
   Here the Frailest Leaves of Me**   image file
   I Dream'd in a Dream**   image file  
   In Paths Untrodden**   image file
   Recorders Ages Hence**   image file
   When I Heard at the Close of the Day**   image file
 from Children of Adam
   To the Garden the World**
 from Songs of Parting
   So Long!**

Related Literary Events
Abraham Cahan was born.

Hamlin Garland was born.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born.
Pony Express relay mail service between St. Joseph, Missouri, and San Francisco starts.

Blacks fight for equal voting rights in New York.

First diplomatic mission from Japan arrives in the U.S.

Caroline Wells Dall, Woman's Right to Labor; or, Low Wages and Hard Work.

Abraham Lincoln elected president.

South Carolina secedes from the Union.

Period of high cotton prices ends.

There are only 1,784 Chinese women in the U.S. out of a total of thirty-five thousand Chinese immigrants.

image file  Saint-Gauden's statue of General Sherman

text fileContemporary Reviews of Olmsted's Journey Through Texas

text fileContemporary Reviews of Olmsted's Journey Through Texas
1860-1869
Corridos
   Kiansis I/Kansas I**
1859
1861







BORDER=0
BORDER="0"