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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1912

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Mary Antin
from  The Promised Land
   from Chapter IV image file
The Immigrant Dream and the
US as a Land of Opportunity
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Mary Austin
   A Woman of Genius
Willa Cather
   Alexander's Bridge
Theodore Dreiser
   The Financier
Elaine Goodale Eastman
The Cross and the Pagan**
Edith Eaton
The Immigrant Dream and the
US as a Land of Opportunity
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Robinson Jeffers
   Flagons and Apples
James Weldon Johnson
from  Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
   Chapter X**
E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)
   Flint and Feather
   The Indian Corn Planter**
Claude McKay
   Songs of Jamaica
Ezra Pound
   A Virginal**
Edith Wharton
   The Reef

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