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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1899

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African American Folktales
 Animal Tales
   Why Mr. Dog Runs Brer Rabbit** image file
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Mary Antin
   from Plotzk to Boston
Ambrose Bierce
   Fantastic Fables

Charles Waddell Chesnutt
   The Wife of His Youth
   Po' Sandy**
   The Conjure Woman
   The Goophered Grapevine**
   The Passing of Grandison**
   The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line
Original Cover
"The Conjure Woman"
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Kate Chopin
   The Awakening** audio file
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Stephen Crane
 from War Is Kind
   A Man Said to the Universe**
   A Newspaper Is a Collection of Half-Injustices**

W.E.B. Du Bois
   The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study

Paul Laurence Dunbar
   Mr. Cornelius Johnson, Office-Seeker**
 from Lyrics of the Hearthside

Alice Dunbar-Nelson
   Sister Josepha**
   The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories

Finley Peter Dunne
   Mr. Dooley in the Hearts of His Countrymen

Louise Imogen Guiney
   Charista Musing**

Alexander Lawrence Posey
   Ode to Sequoyah**

Booker Taliaferro Washington
   The Future of the American Negro

Edith Wharton
   Souls Belated**

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Hart Crane was born.

Ernest Hemingway was born.

Allen Tate was born.

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Chinese reformers Kang Youwei and Liang Qichao recruit Baohuanghui members on their U.S. tour.

First United States Open Door notes on China.

China's Boxer Rebellion.

U.S. helps put down Boxer uprising.

Cigar industry workers strike in Tampa, Florida.

North American Buddhist Mission founded in California by Nishi Hongwanji priests.

Filipinos begin armed revolt at the U.S. to grant their independence.

Anti-imperialist league formed to try to prevent U.S. from extending its interests beyond continental limits (February 17).