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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1898

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African American Folktales
 Animal Tales
   When Brer Deer and Brer Terrapin Runned a Race** image file
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Stephen Crane
   The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky**
 from War Is Kind
   The Impact of a Dollar Upon the Heart**
Scratchy Wilson's Maroon
Flannel Shirt
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Paul Laurence Dunbar
   Folks from Dixie
   The Uncalled

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
   Women and Economics

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
   Declaration of Sentiments** image file
   from Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
   Goddess of Liberty, Answer**

Other literary publications
- Ida Husted Harper, The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony

- Harriet Jane Hanson Robinson, Loom and Spindle; or, Life Among the Early Mill Girls
U.S. annexes Hawaii.

U.S. begins suppression of guerrilla uprising in Philippines.

Wilmington, North Carolina, race riot.

"Grandfather Clause" enacted by Louisiana; all white males whose fathers or grandfathers could vote in 1867 are automatically registered to vote.

Under the Treaty of Paris, the Philippine Islands become a U.S. protectorate.

U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark ruling recognizes legal citizenship of Chinese born in America.

Spanish-American War begins.

Curtis Act.

U.S. battleship Maine, in Havana to protect American residents and property, is sunk in the harbor. Two hundred and sixty lives are lost (February 15).

image file  The baseball team of the USS Maine.

video file  Roosevelt's Rough Riders.

The Young Men's Buddhist Association founded by Japanese Americans in San Francisco.

New York City consolidates five boroughs into Greater New York.

image file  Dr. Weir Mitchell's Rest Cure