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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1871

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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1871
Louisa May Alcott
   Little Men

William Dean Howells
   from Suburban Sketches

Sarah M. B. Piatt
   A Woman's Poems

Harriet Beecher Stowe
   Pink and White Tyranny

Walt Whitman
   from Democratic Vistas (1871)
 from Autumn Rivulets
   Sparkles from the Wheel**

Related Literary Events
Stephen Crane was born.

Theodore Dreiser was born.

James Weldon Johnson was born.

Lola Ridge was born.

Alice Cary died.

Other literary publications
- Thomas Eakins, The Champion Single Sculls
Second Enforcement Act.

The Great Fire hits Chicago; over seventeen thousand buildings destroyed.

Boss Tweed exposed in New York Times; Tweed Ring overthrown.

Second Ku Klux Klan Act passed to enforce Fourteenth Amendment.

First female college president, Frances Elizabeth Willard, elected to the position at Evanston College for Ladies.

First Hebrew and Yiddish newspaper published in America.

image file  Thomas Eakins paints The Champion Single Sculls.

image file  James McNeill Whistler paints Arrangement in Grey and Black ("Whistler's Mother").

image file  Fisk Jubilee Singers tour the US and Europe.

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