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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1877

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Literary
Historical
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1877
Louisa May Alcott
   A Modern Mephistopheles

Sarah Orne Jewett
   Deephaven
Irish Unionists known as the "Molly McGuires" hanged in Pennsylvania.

Official end of Reconstruction; federal troops withdraw from southern states.

Electoral commission decides election in favor of Rutherford B. Hayes.

The last Republican-controlled governments overthrown in Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina.

Munn v. Illinois.

Marxist Working Men's Party renamed Socialist Labor Party.

The Gospel Society established in San Francisco by Japanese Christians; it is the first Japanese immigrant association.

California experiences anti-Chinese violence.

Nez Percé War: the Nez Percé Indians under Chief Joseph are defeated in the Northwest and assigned a reservation in Oklahoma.

Great Strike of 1877 begins with railroad workers' walkout; sympathy strikes within other industries follow.

Desert Land Act.
Mary Putnam Jacobi, Question of Rest for Women During Menstruation.

text file  Thomas Edison invents the phonograph.

Helen Magill earns a Ph.D. from Boston University, becoming the first American woman with a doctorate.
c. 1877
Emily Dickinson
   [What mystery pervades a well!]**

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