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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1883

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Literary
Historical
Cultural
1883
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
   Life on the Mississippi

Elaine Goodale Eastman
   The Wood-Chopper to His Ax**

Sarah Winnemucca (Thocmetony)
 from Life Among the Piutes
   Chapter I: "First Meeting of Piutes and Whites"**

Constance Fenimore Woolson
   For the Major

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William Carlos Williams was born.

Sojourner Truth died.

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- William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other

- Lester Frank Ward, Dynamic Sociology

- Laura Jean Libbey, A Fatal Wooing
Pendleton Civil Service Act.

U.S. Supreme Court rules that Native Americans are "aliens" and "dependents."

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen founded.

Northern Pacific Railroad completed after nineteen years of construction, connecting northwestern states to points east.

Supreme Court invalidates Civil Rights Act of 1875.

text file  Poet Emma Lazarus's sonnet The New Colossus chosen as the pedestal inscription for the Statue of Liberty.

Railroads divide the country into time zones.

Telephone service commences between New York and Chicago.

text file  Ladies' Home Journal is established by Cyrus H.K. Curtis.

New York branch of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) established.

Frances E. Willard, Women and Temperance.

video file  Buffalo Bill organizes first Wild West Show.

image file  The Brooklyn Bridge is completed after thirteen years of construction.

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