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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1905

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1904
1906
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1905
Willa Cather
   The Troll Garden (stories)
Mary Boykin Chesnut
   A Diary from Dixie
Charles Waddell Chesnutt
   The Colonel's Dream
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
   The War Prayer**
   Seventieth Birthday Speech**
Paul Laurence Dunbar
   Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow
William Dean Howells
   Editha**
Grace King
   Stories from Louisiana History
Edith Wharton
   The House of Mirth

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End of Korean emigration.

Establishment of the Korean Methodist Church in California.

Gifford Pinchot appointed head of U.S. Forest Service.

President Roosevelt convenes Portsmouth Peace Conference to end Russo-Japanese War.

Korean Episcopal Church founded in Hawaii.

Mutual Assistance Society founded in San Francisco by Korean Americans.

Section 60 of California's Civil Code rewritten so as to bar marriage between whites and "Mongolians."

Chinese boycott of American products supported by Chinese Americans.

Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) is established in Chicago; committed to industrial unionism and revolutionary socialism.

W.E.B. Du Bois forms the Niagara Movement for civil rights.

Asiatic Exclusion League founded in San Francisco.

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt are wed.

San Francisco's school board segregates Japanese schoolchildren.

Sutton Griggs, The Hindered Hand.

Rand School of Social Science founded in New York City.

Albert Einstein introduces his revolutionary theory of relativity.

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