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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1915

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1914
1916
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1915
Djuna Barnes
†† The Book of Repulsive Women
Willa Cather
†† The Song of the Lark
Theodore Dreiser
†† The "Genius"
Charles Alexander Eastman (Sioux)
†† The Indian To-Day
T.S. Eliot
†† The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock**
Edgar Lee Masters
from †Spoon River Anthology
†† Petit, the Poet**
†† Lucinda Matlock**
†† Seth Compton**
†† The Village Atheist**
Ezra Pound
†† Cathay

Related Literary Events
Saul Bellow was born.
Arthur Miller was born.
Margaret Walker was born.
Booker T. Washington died.

Other Literary Publications
- Adelaide Crapsey, Verse
- Alice Gerstenberg, Overtones
- Onoto Watanna (alias Winnifred Eaton), Me
President Wilson permits U.S. bank loans to Allies.

Womanís Peace party organized.

President Wilsonís "strict accountability" note protests German U-boat attacks.

U.S. "preparedness" movement begins.

Germany restricts U-boat campaign.

Modern Ku Klux Klan founded.

Central Japanese Association of Southern California and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce organized.

U.S. Marines occupy Haiti and Dominican Republic.

U.S. iron and steel workers strike.

Activists Margaret Sanger and Emma Goldman are arrested on charges that they violated the Comstock Law.

British transatlantic liner Lusitania is sunk off the Irish coast by German submarine; 124 Americans among the 1,198 dead (May 7).

Lipstick production begins on a mass scale.

text file†D.W. Griffith's film The Birth of a Nation first screened, causing riots in several cities.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) organized.

audio fileThe Death of the Hired Man

audio fileRobert Frost reads "The Pasture"

audio fileExile's Letter
1915-1929
Willa Cather
†† Uncle Valentine and Other Stories
1914
1916







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