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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1894

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George Washington Cable
   John March, Southerner

Kate Chopin
   Bayou Folk

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
   The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy of Those Extraordinary Twins

Hamlin Garland
   Crumbling Idols

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
   Woman's Political Future**

William Dean Howells
   A Traveler From Atlanta

Harriet Prescott Spofford
   A Scarlet Poppy and Other Stories

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
   Her Prayer**

Constance Fenimore Woolson
   Horace Chase
   Jupiter Lights

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E.E. cummings was born.

John Joseph Mathews (Osage) was born.

Charles Reznikoff was born.

Genevieve Taggard was born.

Jean Toomer was born.

Sarah M. B. Piatt died.

Pio Pico died.

Celia Thaxter died.

Constance Fenimore Woolson died.
First successful Caesarean operation performed.

The Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal is built.

Alianza Hispano Americana organized in Tucson.

The Xingzhonghui founded by Sun Yat-sen in Honolulu.

Japanese immigrant Saito’s application for U.S. citizenship denied because he is neither white nor black.

Irwin Convention ends Japanese immigration to Hawaii.

A year of unemployment and labor discontent.

Wilson-Gorman Tariff.

Western Federation of Miners leads strike at Cripple Creek, Colorado (defeated in 1904).

Coxey's Army reaches Washington, D. c. (April 30).

Workers at Pullman Pallace Car Company strike in protest against wage reductions (May 11).>

Congress passes first graduated income tax (August 28).

The Woman's Era, the first black women's newspaper, founded by the New Era Club of Boston.

video file  Sioux ghost dance, film by Thomas Edison, Inc.

text file  "Harvard Annex" for women's instruction (established 1879) is officially chartered as Radcliffe College.

text file  Henry Demarest Lloyd, Wealth Against Commonwealth.

text file  The Famous Black Brigade.

Clarence Lexow's investigation of New York City reveals widespread police corruption.