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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1918

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1917
1919
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1918
Willa Cather
   My Antonia
Theodore Dreiser
   Free and Other Stories
Charles Alexander Eastman (Sioux)
   Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains
Edgar Lee Masters
   Toward the Gulf
Native American Oral Poetry
A Selection of Poems
   Song of Famine (Holy-Face Bear, Dakota)**
   Song of War (Two Shields, Lakota)**
Ezra Pound
   A Retrospect**
Charles Reznikoff
   [How shall we mourn you who are killed and wasted]**
   Rhythms
Upton Sinclair
   The Profits of Religion

Related Literary Events
Henry Adams died.
Randolph Bourne died.

Other Literary Publications
- Georgia Douglas Johnson, The Heart of a Woman and Other Poems
 Sedition Amendment to Espionage Act passed.

Wilson proposes "Fourteen Points" of peace.

American Expeditionary Force (AEF) helps stop Germans at Château-Thierry and Belleau Wood, closes St. Mihiel salient, and plays key role in the Meuse-Argonne campaign.

National War Labor Board created.

Women in Industry created as a division within the Department of Labor.

Hindustani Welfare Reform Association founded in California by Asian Indians.

Asian American World War I veterans receive right of naturalization.

Influenza pandemic causes an estimated five hundred thousand U.S. deaths.

Armistice brings cessation of hostilities in World War I (November 11).

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audio fileThe Lamps Are Burning

audio fileMeditations on the Fall and Winter Holidays
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