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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1908

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1907
1909
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1908
James Weldon Johnson
   O Black and Unknown Bards**
Jack London
   The Iron Heel
Alexander Lawrence Posey (Creek)
   Hotgun on the Death of Yadeka Harjo**
Ezra Pound
   A Lume Spento

Related Literary Events
Albert Maltz was born.
Ann Petry was born.
Theodore Roethke was born.
Richard Wright was born.
Standing Bear (Machunazha) (Ponca) died.
Joel Chandler Harris died.
Alexander Lawrence Posey (Creek) died.

Other Literary Publications
- Sutton Griggs, Pointing the Way
Springfield, Illinois race riots.

First International Women's Day celebrated in New York City after demonstration by working women.

Women's Political Union founded by Harriet Stanton Blatch in New York City.

William H. Taft is elected President.

Residents of Live Oak, California drive out Asian Indians.

Agreement reached between U.S. and Japanese governments on the restriction of Japanese immigrant labor.

Muller v. Oregon

text file  Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Circular Staircase

National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses organized; first organization of professional black women.

Japanese Association of America organized.

Jack Johnson becomes first African American heavyweight champion.

General Motors Corporation, a combination of several automobile-manufacturing companies, is founded under the direction of William C. Durant.

Ford Motor Company introduces the Model T, which quickly becomes the best-selling automobile in the U.S.
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