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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1891

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1890
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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1891
Henry Adams
   Historical Essays

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
   A New England Nun**
   Love and the Witches**
   The Revolt of "Mother"**

Hamlin Garland
   Main-Travelled Roads
   Up the Coulé**

William Dean Howells
   Criticism & Fiction
José Martí
   Our America**
   Versos sencillos

Herman Melville
   Billy Budd, Sailor**
 from Timoleon
   Art**
   Monody**

Wendell Phillips
   Speeches, Lectures, and LettersSecond Series
Walt Whitman
 from Good-bye My Fancy (Second Annex)
   Good-bye My Fancy!**
   Poem Deleted from Leaves of Grass**

Related Literary Events
Zora Neale Hurston was born.

Nella Larsen was born.

Herman Melville died.

Sarah Winnemucca (Thocmetony) died.

Other literary publications
- Emma Dunham Kelley, Megda
Establishment of Populist Party in Ohio.

First three nonmilitary federal prisons are authorized and built: McNeil's Island (off coast of Washington); Leavenworth, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia.

Crisis between U.S. and Chile over attack on U.S. sailors.

Forest Reserve Act passed.

International Copyright Act passed.

Mob storms New Orleans jail and lynches eleven Italian immigrants.
image file   Henry Ossawa Tanner leaves the U.S. for Paris.

Thomas A. Edison patents his camera that takes moving pictures on a strip of film.

text file  John D. Rockefeller founds the University of Chicago.

Columbia University adds Barnard College as a coordinate institution for women.

text file  Whitcomb L. Judson patents the zipper.

The term "feminist" is coined in an article in the journal Athenaeum.

text file  Stanford University founded.

image file  Opening of Carnegie Hall.

image file  James Naismith invents basketball.

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