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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1910

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   Hijo Desobediente/The Disobedient Son **
Finley Peter Dunne
   Mr. Dooley Says
William Dean Howells
   My Mark Twain
Ezra Pound
   The Spirit of Romance
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Edith Wharton
   The Eyes**

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Charles Olson was born.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) died.
Rebecca Harding Davis died.
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Women enfranchised in Washington.

First parade for female suffrage takes place in New York City.

Victor Berger, socialist candidate from Milwaukee, is elected to Congress.

Naturalization Act of 1870 expanded by U.S. Supreme Court; now other Asians besides Chinese immigrants are excluded from citizenship.

Mexican Revolution starts; sends many refugees north to the U.S.

California restricts immigration by Asian Indians.

Angel Island Immigration compound and prison opens in San Francisco.

Mann Act, also known as the "White Slave Traffic Act," passed to criminalize transportation of women across state lines "for immoral purposes."

Mann-Elkins Act extends the authority of the Interstate Commerce Commission.

text file Angel Island Immigration Station Website

Camp Fire Girls founded.

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The National Education Association elects Ella Flagg Young its first female president.

text file  Beginning of "Great Migration" of southern blacks to northern cities.

National Urban League founded.

Over eight million American women now work for wages outside the home.

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