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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1868

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1867
1869
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1868
Louisa May Alcott
   Little Women

Lydia Maria Child
   An Appeal for the Indians

Finley Peter Dunne
   Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

Fanny Fern (Sara Willis Parton)
   The Working-Girls of New York**

Adah Menken
   Infelicia
   Judith**

John Rollin Ridge (Cherokee)
   A Scene Along the Rio de la Plumas**
   Poems
   The Atlantic Cable**
   The Stolen White Girl**

Related Literary Events
Mary Austin was born.

W.E.B. Du Bois was born.

Adah Menken died.

Other literary publications
- Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, Behind the Scenes; or, Thirty Years a Slaver, and Four Years in the White House

- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (Ward), The Gates Ajar
Fort Laramie Treaty.

Omnibus Act.

Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified: " All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States...."

President Johnson impeached by the House, but acquited in Senate trial.

Ulysses S. Grant elected President.

Many Cubans flee to the United States during the Cuban War for Independence.

Burlingame-Seward Treaty signed by U.S. and China; grants their citizens the right to emigrate.

Sunday school for Chinese Americans opens in Hawaii
c. 1868
Emily Dickinson
   [Tell all the Truth but tell it slant]**

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