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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1878

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1878
Harriet Beecher Stowe
   Poganuc People

Related Literary Events
Upton Sinclair was born.

William Cullen Bryant died.

Other literary publications
- John Wesley Powell, Report on the Lands of the Arid Regions of the United States
Timber and Stone Act legalizes clearing public forests for resale as farmland.

In re Ah Yup rules Chinese ineligible for naturalized citizenship.

The Greenback Party gains one million votes.

Introduction of the Woman's Suffrage Amendment in the U.S. Senate (becomes Nineteenth Amendment).

Congress requires U.S. Treasury to purchase silver.

c. 1878
Emily Dickinson
   [A Counterfeita Plated Person]**
   Letter To Otis P. Lord [rough draft]**

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