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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1916

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Literary
Historical
Cultural
1916
African American Folktales
 Animal Tales
   How Sandy Got His Meat** image file image file
Randolph Bourne
   Trans-National America**
Theodore Dreiser
   A Hoosier Holiday
W.E.B. Du Bois
   The Negro
Charles Alexander Eastman (Sioux)
from  The Deep Woods to Civilization
   Chapter VII: "The Ghost Dance War"**
Robert Frost
   Out, Out—
   An Old Man's Winter Night**
   The Line-Gang**
   The Oven Bird**
   The Road Not Taken** audio file audio file
H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
   Sea Garden
   Sea Rose**
   The Helmsman**
Robinson Jeffers
   Californians
Grace King
   The Pleasant Ways of St. Medard
Amy Lowell
   Patterns**
Edgar Lee Masters
   Songs and Satires
Native American Oral Narrative
   Raven Makes a Girl Sick and Then Cures Her (Tsimshian)**
Tsimshian Bird Carving Image file
Ezra Pound
   A Pact**
   Gaudier-Brzeska
   In a Station of the Metro**
   L'art, 1910**
   Lustra
Edwin Arlington Robinson
   Eros Turannos**
William Carlos Williams
   Danse Russe**

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Henry James died.
Jack London died.

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- John Dewey, Democracy and Education
The constitution of New Mexico grants Spanish-speaking citizens the right to vote; first state to specifically protect the rights of Hispanic citizens.

Congress establishes National Park Service.

Federal Farm Loan Act.

Keating-Owen Act.

Adamson Act
After Sussex sinking, Germany pledges not to attack merchant ships without warning.

Woodrow Wilson reelected president.

National Women's Party founded.

 Denmark sells the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean to the U.S. for $25 million.

Marcus Garvey moves the recently established Universal Negro Improvement Association from Jamaica to New York City.

Margaret Sanger opens nation's first birth-control clinic in Brooklyn, New York.

Jeanette Rankin of Montana is the first woman elected to U.S. House of Representatives.

Pancho Villa's forces raid towns in New Mexico.

Congress passes Workmen's Compensation Act.

U.S. troops invade Mexico in punitive expedition against Pancho Villa.



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audio fileThe Yellow Flower
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Ezra Pound
   Cantos
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