Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Aunt Chloe's Politics**
Sketches of Southern Life
Sarah M. B. Piatt
Women and Political Revolution:
The Paris Commune Harriet Beecher Stowe
Sam Lawson's Oldtown Fireside Stories
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was born.Fanny Fern (Sara Willis Parton)
died.Other literary publications
- Mark Twain, Roughing It
- Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (alias Susan Coolidge), What Katy Did
Spanish Parliament grants Puerto Ricans equal civil rights
Yellowstone National Park established.
Liberal Republican party formed.
Alabama claims settled.
Lieutenant governor of Louisiana, P.B.S. Pinchback, serves briefly as governor, the first African American to do so; he is denied his elected seat in the U.S. Senate a year later.
Civil Procedure Code passes in California; drops a law that barred court testimony by Chinese.
Ulysses S. Grant elected president by landslide vote.
Equal Rights Party nominates Victoria Woodhull for President.
Susan B. Anthony is arrested for trying to vote.
First female black lawyer, Charlotte Ray, graduates from Howard University's School of Law.
Anthony Comstock founds the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice and leads a "purity" campaign.