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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1866

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1865
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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1866
Emily Dickinson
†† [Perception of an object costs]**
†† [Revolution is the Pod]**
†† [The Bustle in a House]**
†† Letter To Mrs. J. G. Holland**

Herman Melville
from†Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War
†† A Utilitarian View of the Monitors Fight**
†† The Portent (1859)**

Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
†† Letters of Life

Henry David Thoreau
†† A Yankee in Canada, with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers

Related Literary Events
Seattle (Duwamish) died, c. 1786-1866
Ku Klux Klan is founded in Tennessee.

Congress enacts the Supplementary Freedmenís Bureau Act over President Johnsonís vetoes.

Congress proposes the Fourteenth Amendment.

Tennessee readmitted to the Union.

Race riots in southern cities.

Republicans win congressional elections.

Thirty-ninth Congress begins debates over Reconstruction policy.

Teton Sioux wipe out Captain William J. Fettermanís troops.

National Labor Union founded.

Civil Rights Act Passed: grants the same civil rights to all persons born in the U.S., except Indians.

Debut of the nickel coin.

Railroad Enabling Act.

Organization of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Boston.
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