Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa) (Sioux)
from The School Days of an Indian Girl
Chapter I: "The Land of Red Apples"**
Chapter II: "The Cutting of My Long Hair"**
Chapter III: "The Snow Episode"**
Chapter VI: "Four Strange Summers"**
Chapter VII: "Incurring My Mother's Displeasure"**
Zitkala Sa Charles Waddell Chesnutt
The House Behind the Cedars
Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Love of Landry
The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories
Finley Peter Dunne
Mr. Dooley's Philosophy
Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins
Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South
A Dash for Liberty**
William Dean Howells
Literary Friends and AcquaintancesMr. Charles W. Chesnutt's Stories**
Letters to the Editor of the New York Tribune**
Mary E. Wilkins's Short Stories**
Sarah Orne JewettThe Foreigner**
James Weldon Johnson
Lift Every Voice and Sing**
Harriet Prescott Spofford
Old Madame and Other Tragedies
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, c. 1900Meridel LeSueur
was born.Stephen Crane
died.Julia A.J. Foote
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) founded.
Carrie Chapman Catt becomes president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA).
Currency Act officially places U.S. on gold standard.
Second Open Door Notes on China.
Socialist Party of America organized.
Strike by United Mine Workers of America in Gallup, New Mexico (first Western strike by the UMWA).
New Orleans race riot.
Organic Act; all U.S. laws now apply to Hawaii, effectively ends contract labor in the islands.
San Francisco’s Chinatown is quarantined after a bubonic plague scare.
Foraker Act makes Puerto Rico an official U.S. territory.
William McKinley reelected president.
Hurricane wipes out Galveston, Texas in worst U.S. national disaster.
Migration of Japanese plantation workers from Hawaii to the mainland.