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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1875

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Literary
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1875
William Dean Howells
   A Foregone Conclusion

Vallejo
   from Recuerdos historicos y personales tocante a la alta California

Constance Fenimore Woolson
   Castle Nowhere: Lake-Country Sketches

Related Literary Events
Corridos, c. 1875

Alice Dunbar-Nelson was born.

Ghost Dance Songs, c. 1875

Other literary publications
- John Wesley Powell, The Exploration of the Colorado River

- Henry Clay Work, My Grandfather’s Clock
Blanche K. Bruce serves a full term in the U.S. Senate; only African American man to do so until mid-twentieth century.

Specie Resumption Act.

Congress passes the Page Law, which excludes Chinese, Japanese, and "Mongolian" prostitutes, felons, and contract laborers from entering the U.S.

U.S. government opens the Black Hills area of South Dakota to gold seekers after gold is discovered by a military expeditiion headed by General George A. Custer.

Civil Rights Act guarantees equal use of public facilities to all citizens.

Second Sioux War caused by Sioux refusal to sell further lands to U.S.

Frances Willard joins the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.

Mrs. Mary Baker Glover Patterson Eddy publishes Science and Health, the founding document of the Christian Science Church.

text file  Smith College admits its first class of students.
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