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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1876

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
   The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   The Harvest Moon**

Walt Whitman
 from Noon to Starry Night
   To a Locomotive in Winter**

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
   Poems of Passion

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Sherwood Anderson was born.

Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa; Sioux) was born.

Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn was born.

Susan Glaspell was born.

Jack London was born.

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- Eliza Andrews, A Family Secret
Samuel Tilden of New York wins popular vote, but Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio is elected President in the Electoral Crisis of 1876.

Colorado gives women the right to vote in school elections.

Marxist Working Men's Party of the U.S. organized.

Colorado admitted to the Union.

Withdrawl of troops from the former Confederate states.

The National Woman Suffrage Association elects African American Harriet Purvis vice president.

The First International (Marxist Labor Organization) ends.

Reciprocity Treaty signed; Hawaiian sugar can now enter U.S. duty free.

General Custer is defeated by the Sioux in the Battle of Little Bighorn (June 25).

image file  Philadelphia hosts the Centennial Exposition, the first World's Fair held in the U.S..

Alexander Graham Bell receives patent for the telephone.

Central Park opens in New York City.

The first woman to be admitted to the American Medical Association (AMA) is physician and professor Sarah Stevenson.

Thomas A. Edison opens research laboratory at Menlo Park, New Jersey.

The National League of Professional Baseball Players is Founded.