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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1919

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African American Folktales
John and Old Marster
   Master Disguised** image file image file
   The Diviner** image file image file
Sherwood Anderson
   Winesburg, Ohio
Theodore Dreiser
   Twelve Men
Finley Peter Dunne
   Mr. Dooley on Making a Will and Other Necessary Evils
T.S. Eliot
   Tradition and the Individual Talent**
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The Beat Generation
Map of AmericaImage file
Amy Lowell
   Madonna of the Evening Flowers**
   Summer Rain**
   The Letter**
   Venus Transiens**
   Pictures of the Floating World
Claude McKay
   If We Must Die** image file
Charles Reznikoff
   Rhythms II
Upton Sinclair
   The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox died.
Korean Syngman Rhee flees to Hawaii where he begins a provisional government.

American Communist Party founded.

Versailles Treaty, with League of Nations covenant, rejected by Senate.

Meeting of the first Pan-African Congress, in Paris.

Federation of Japanese Labor organized in Hawaii.

Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified: "The manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States... for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited."

Race riot breaks out in Chicago: fifteen whites and twenty-three blacks killed, hundreds injured.

Mayor of Seattle requests federal troops to subdue general strike; martial law is declared.

Volstead Act (prohibition).

Versailles Treaty signed, formally concluding World War II (June 26).

President Wilson suffers debilitating stroke while trying to rally popular support for the League of Nations (October 2).

Edith Bolling Wilson briefly assumes the presidency after her husband, Woodrow Wilson, suffers a stroke.

text file Eight Chicago White Sox players accept bribe to fix World Series; leads to the appointment of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis as Commissioner of Baseball.

Radio Corporation of America is organized.

image file Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circuses merged.

audio fileIf We Must Die