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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1887

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1886
1888
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1887
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
   A Humble Romance

Joel Chandler Harris
 from Free Joe, and Other Georgian Sketches
   Free Joe and the Rest of the World**

Marietta Holley (pseud. "Josiah Allen's Wife")
   Samantha at Saratoga of Flirtin' With Fashion

William Dean Howells
   from The Editor's Study

Walt Whitman
 Sands at Seventy (First Annex)
   Yonnondio**

Related Literary Events
Robinson Jeffers was born.

Marianne Moore was born.

Other literary publications
- Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward
- Thomas Page, In Ole Virginia
Interstate Commerce Act.

U.S. Senate votes on the issue of female suffrage for the first time; it is defeated two to one.

Cleveland urges tariff reform and vetoes veterans’ pension bill.

In an effort to end Mormom polygamy, Congress disenfranchises women in Utah.

Dawes Severalty Act passed by Congress; imposes private land ownership system on Native Americans up to 160 acres, beyond which tribal lands are declared "surplus" and sold by the government (February 8).

Chief Seattle's 1854 speech published for the first time in Washington Territory newspaper.

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