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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1895

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Stephen Crane
   A Mystery of Heroism**
 from The Black Riders and Other Lines
   God Lay Dead in Heaven**

Alice Dunbar-Nelson
   Violets and Other Tales

Finley Peter Dunne
The Piano in the Parlor**
   The Popularity of Firemen**
   The Wanderers**

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
   A Double Standard**
   Songs for the People**
   The Martyr of Alabama**

E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)
   The Camper**

Grace King
   New Orleans: The Place and the People
Elizabeth Stoddard

Constance Fenimore Woolson
   The Front Yard and Other Italian Stories

Related Literary Events
George Samuel Schuyler was born.

Frederick Douglass died.

José Martí died.

Alfred Robinson died.

Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton died.

Other literary publications
- Booker T. Washington, Atlanta Exposition Address
- Alice M. Brown, Meadow-Grass
U.S. intervenes in Venezuela–British Guiana boundary dispute.

Supreme Court declares federal income tax unconstitutional.

Lem Moon Sing v. U.S.; Chinese habeas corpus petitions for arriving in the U.S. can no longer be reviewed by district courts.

Bankers’ loans end drain on gold reserve.

Hawaii Sugar Plantations' Association (HSPA) organized.

The Anti-Saloon League, organized to achieve the legal abolition of alcoholic beverages, is founded.

Illinois State Supreme Court rules Illinois Factory Law provision for the eight-hour day unconstitutional.

The struggle for female suffrage is revitalized by Carrie Chapman Catt.

Cubans begin fight for independence from Spain (February 24).

U.S. Supreme Court issues decision upholding use of federal troops and injunctions to ensure continuation of mail and interstate commerce during the Pullman strike of 1894.

image file  Photograph of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.

Sears Roebuck Company expands mail order business.

W.E.B. Du Bois becomes first black American to earn Ph.D, after completing studies at Harvard.

text file  Woodville Latham demonstrates his moving picture projector, The eidoloscope.

Coney Island amusement parks open in Brooklyn.

First meeting of the National Conference of Colored Women.

Rosa Sonneschein begins editing American Jewess, the first national magazine for Jewish women.

text file  The Cyclopedia of the Colored Baptists of Alabama: Their Leaders and Their Work.

Booker Taliaferro Washington
   The Appeal to Reason