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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1873

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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1873
Louisa May Alcott
   Transcendental Wild Oats
   Work: A Story of Experience

Willa Cather
Why does Wagner affect
Aunt Georgiana so profoundly?
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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
   Learning to Read**

Marietta Holley (pseud. "Josiah Allen's Wife")
   My Opinions and Betsey Bobbet's

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   Aftermath**
   Chaucer**

Celia Thaxter
   Among the Isles of Shoals

Related Literary Events
Willa Cather was born.

Ellen Glasgow was born.

Alexander Lawrence Posey (Creek) was born.

Sarah Moore Grimké died.
Homesteaders who plant trees on their property given additional 160 acres.

Panic allows speculators to purchase thousands of acres in the Red River valley of North Dakota cheaply.

Biggest strike on Nevada’s Comstock Lode.

Panic of 1873 begins (September–October), setting off a five-year depression.

Coinage Act demonetizes silver.

Comstock Law passed, which outlaws sending birth control information via the U.S. Postal Service; remains in place until 1971.

Financial Panic of 1873 closes stock exchange for ten days in September.

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