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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1906

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Ambrose Bierce
   The Cynic's Word Book
Finley Peter Dunne
   Dissertations by Mr. Dooley
Upton Sinclair
from  The Jungle
from Chapter II
from Chapter IX
from Chapter XI
from Chapter XII
from Chapter XIV
Harriet Prescott Spofford
   Old Washington

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Race riots in Atlanta.

Hepburn Act.

Lochner v. New York.

Antiquities Act.

President Roosevelt receives Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese peace treaty.

Railway Rate Act.

Labor strikes led by IWW at General Electric in Portland, Oregon, Schenectady, New York, and Goldfield, Idaho.

Racial violence in Brownsville, Texas prompts Roosevelt to discharge three companies of black troops.

Earthquake devastates San Francisco.

Stoning of Japanese scientists studying the consequences of the San Francisco earthquake.

Chinese immigrants can claim U.S. citizenship after San Francisco earthquake damages all municipal records, including immigration records.

Korean Presbyterian Church established in Los Angeles.

Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act

Georgia hosts the Equal Rights Convention.

California Flower Growers' Association organized by Japanese nurserymen.

National Collegiate Athletic Association established.

At the request of President Roosevelt, San Francisco ends segregation of Asian schoolchildren.

Intercollegiate Socialist Society founded.

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