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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1879

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Literary
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1879
Henry Adams
   The Life of Albert Gallatin

George Washington Cable
   Old Creole Days

Julia A. J. Foote
 from A Brand Plucked from the Fire
   Chapter XVII: "My Call to Preach the Gospel"**
   Chapter XIX: "Public Effort-Excommunication"**
   Chapter XX: "Women in the Gospel"**

Henry James
   Daisy Miller: A Study**

Sarah M. B. Piatt
   That New World and Other Poems

Related Literary Events
Wallace Stevens was born.

William Lloyd Garrison died.

Angelina Grimké died.

Other literary publications
- Henry George, Progress and Poverty
Under California's second constitution, municipalities and corporations are barred from hiring Chinese workers.

Massacre of northern Cheyennes at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.

Law requiring the removal of all Chinese from incorporated towns and cities is passed by California’s state legislature; later declared unconstitutional by U.S. circuit court.

President Hayes vetoes a congressional act restricting Chinese immigration.

The New York "dumbbell" tenement law is passed.

Church of Christ, Scientist, founded by Mary Baker Eddy.

F. W. Woolworth opens first five and dime store.

text file  Edison invents the first practical incandescent light bulb.

Thousands of black "exodusters" migrate to Kansas.

image file  Mary Cassatt exhibits her artwork at the Paris Impressionist exhibit.

c. 1879
Emily Dickinson
   ["Heavenly Father"take to thee]**
   [A Route of Evanescence]**

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