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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1884

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1883
1885
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1884
Henry Adams
   Esther: A Novel
   History of the United States of America During the Administration of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison

George Washington Cable
   Dr. Sevier

Joel Chandler Harris
   Mingo, and Other Sketches in Black and White

Henry James
   The Art of Fiction**

Sarah Orne Jewett
   A Country Doctor

Related Literary Events
William Wells Brown died.

Wendell Phillips died.


Other literary publications
- Mrs. Edward Mix, The Life of Mrs. Edward Mix, Written by Herself in 1880
- Helen Hunt Jackson, Ramona
- Mary Noailles Murfree, In the Tennessee Mountains
Jehovah's Witnesses founded in Pittsburgh.

Elk v. Wilkins: assimilated Native Americans are not U.S. citizens.

Wabash v. Illinois.

The Equal Rights Party nominates Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood, a lawyer, for president.

Democrat Grover Cleveland elected president.

San Francisco residents Joseph and Mary Tape sue the school board in order to enroll their Chinese daughter Mamie in a public school.

United Chinese Society founded in Honolulu.

Samuel McClure founds first American newspaper syndicate.

Chinese language school established in San Francisco by the Chinese Six Companies.

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

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