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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1901

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Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa; Sioux)
   Old Indian Legends

Charles Waddell Chesnutt
   The Marrow of Tradition

Paul Laurence Dunbar
   The Fanatics

Finley Peter Dunne
   Mr. Dooley's Opinions

Sarah Orne Jewett
   The Tory Lover

Booker T. Washington
from  Up from Slavery
   Chapter I: "A Slave Among Slaves"**
   Chapter III: "The Struggle for an Education"**
   Chapter VI: "Black Race and Red Race"**
   Chapter XIII: "Two Thousand Miles for a Five-Minute Speech"**
   Chapter XIV: "The Atlanta Exposition Address"**
Is Booker T Washington Crazy? TEXT file

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Sterling A. Brown was born.

Other Literary Publications

- Alice Hegan Rice, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

- Frank Norris, The Octopus

- Sutton Griggs, Overshadowed

- Isaac Kahn Freedman, By Bread Alone

United Textile Workers of America organized.

Socialist Party organized.

Western Federation of Miners leads a strike in Telluride, Colorado.

African American George H. White, two-term representative from North Carolina, gives emotional farewell speech to his fellow congressmen; no African Americans elected to Congress for another twenty years.

Platt Amendment retains U.S. role in Cuba.

Oil discovered in Texas.

Carry Nation destroys a Kansas saloon with a hatchet in her antiliquor crusade.

President McKinley shot while attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, dies shortly afterwards; Theodore Roosevelt becomes president (September 6).

President Roosevelt recommends federal regulation of corporations and trusts.

Roosevelt invites Booker T. Washington to the White House (October).

image file   Photograph of Carry Nation.

audio file   Film of President McKinley's 1901 Innaugaration.

The Comrade begins publication with John Spargo as editor.

text file   First Nobel Prizes awarded.

J. Pierpont Morgan organizes United States Steel.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
   Forerunner, vols 1-7