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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1881

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1880
1882
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1881
Standing Bear (Machunazha; Ponca)
   Speech to the Ponca Commission
   What I Am Going to Tell You Here Will Take Me Until Dark**
Standing Bear's legal
challenge
Text file

George Washington Cable
   Madame Delphine

Richard Frethorne
   from Richard Frethorne, to His Parents (Virginia, 1623) text file   text file

Henry James
   Portrait of a Lady

Related Literary Events
Mary Antin was born.

Elizabeth Madox Roberts was born.

George Fitzhugh died.

Other literary publications
- Helen Hunt Jackson, A Century of Dishonor

- Rose Terry Cooke, Somebody's Neighbor
The first Chinese Christian church established in Hawaii with Sit Moon as its pastor.

Outlaw William Bonney ("Billy the Kid") killed by sheriff Patrick Garrett.

Wyatt Earp kills cattle rustlers at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary founded.

First Jim Crow law enacted in Tennessee; concerns the segregation of the railroad.

On a world tour, King Kalakaua of Hawaii visits Japan.

The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions of the United States of America and Canada is established; in 1886 the organization becomes the American Federation of Labor (AFL).

President Garfield is assassinated; Chester A. Arthur assumes the Presidency.
Chief Sitting Bull surrenders.
c. 1881
Sojourner Truth
   Address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association**
   Reminiscences by Francis D. Gage of Sojourner Truth, for May 28-29, 1851**
   Speech at New York City Convention**
1881?
Anzia Yezierska was born.
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