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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1892

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Ambrose Bierce
   Black Beetles in Amber
   Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

Kate Chopin
   Désirée's Baby**
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Anna Julia Cooper
 from A Voice from the South
   Our Raison D'étre**
   Woman Versus the Indian**

Hamlin Garland
   Jason Edwards

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Dr. Weir Mitchell's
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   The Yellow Wall-Paper**

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
   Iola Leroy; or Shadows Uplifted
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Marietta Holley (pseud. "Josiah Allen's Wife")
   Samantha on the Race Problem

Sophie Jewett
   I Speak Your Name**

Grace King
   Tales of a Time and Place

Lydia Sigourney
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Related Literary Events
Djuna Barnes was born.

Edna St. Vincent Millay was born.

Walt Whitman died.

John Greenleaf Whittier died.

Other literary publications
- A. Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes published in U.S.
Cuban Revolutionary Party founded.

"Big Jim" Pendergast gains control of the Kansas City political machine.

Immigrant-admitting station is opened on Ellis Island in the New York City harbor.

Fong Yue Ting v. U.S.; Geary Law is constitutional.

First convention of the Populist Party held in St. Louis, Missouri (February 2).

Chinese Exclusion Act extended for ten years (May 16).

Homestead Strike (July 6).

Federal troops sent to enforce martial law declared when striking silver miners clash with strikebreakers in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho (July 14).

President Harrison opens 1.8 million acre Crow reservation in Montana to settlement (October 15).

Democrat Gover Cleveland elected president (November 8).

General Electric formed.

Joseph Mayer Rice writes exposé of public education in Forum magazine.

General Federation of Women's Clubs organized.

text file   Ida B. Wells-Barnett publishes her book, Southern Horrors; A Red Record, beginning her antilynching campaign.

Reverend Charles Parkhurst organizes the City Vigilance League.

text file   John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.

Frank and Charles Duryea build first gas-powered automobile in the U.S.

World's Columbian Exposition dedicated in Chicago.

image file  The Electricity Building at the World's Columbian Exhibition.

image file   World Columbian Exposition.

Colored Women's League of Washington D.C. organized.

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