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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1896

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Abraham Cahan
†from Yekl
†† Chapter 10: "A Defeated Victor"** image file text file
†† Chapter 4: "The Meeting"**
†† Chapter 9: "The Parting"**

Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn
†† Behold the Lillies**

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
†† Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Stephen Crane
†from War Is Kind
†† Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War Is Kind**

Emily Dickinson
†† [To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,]**

W.E.B. Du Bois
†† The Suppression of the Afrian Slave Trade to the United States of America

Paul Laurence Dunbar
†† Lyrics of Lowly Life
†† Majors and Minors
†from Lyrics of Lowly Life
†† An Ante-Bellum Sermon**
†† Frederick Douglass**
†† We Wear the Mask**
†† When Malindy Sings**

Louise Imogen Guiney
†† Monochrome**

William Dean Howells
†† Paul Laurence Dunbar**

Sarah Orne Jewett
†† The Country of the Pointed Firs

Lizette Woodworth Reese
†† Telling the Bees**

Harriet Beecher Stowe
†† The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Edith Wharton
†† The Valley of Childish Things**

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
†† Illusion**

Constance Fenimore Woolson
†† Dorothy and Other Italian Stories

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born.

John Dos Passos was born.

Harriet Beecher Stowe died.

Miners strike at Leadville, Colorado.

Founding of the Christian Commonwealth Colony.

Voters in Idaho and Utah grant women suffrage.

National Association of Colored Women founded with Mary Church Terrell as president.

Yick Wo v. Hopkins; San Francisco's enforcement of a safety ordinance against only Chinese Americans is unconstitutional.

First Atlanta Conferences for the Study of the Negro Problem (continue annually until 1907).

Free-silver forces capture Democratic party and nominate William Jennings Bryan.

First Japanese to be naturalized is Shinsei Kaneko from California.

Honoluluís Chinatown is burned after a bubonic plague scare.

Utah becomes forty-fifth state.

Gold discovered in Yukon.

Supreme Court upholds "separate but equal" doctrine in Plessy v. Ferguson.

Republican William Mckinley (Ohio) is elected president (November 3).