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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1924

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1923
1925
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1924
Sherwood Anderson
   A Story Teller's Story

Mary Austin
   The Land of Journey's Ending

Gwendolyn B. Bennett
   To Usward** text file

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
   Autobiography

Countee Cullen
   From the Dark Tower** text file
   Incident** text file
   Simon the Cyrenian Speaks** text file

W.E.B. Du Bois
   The Gift of the Negro

William Faulkner
   The Marble Faun

Langston Hughes
   Dream Variations** text file

Grace King
   La Dame de Sainte Hermine

Edgar Lee Masters
from  The New Spoon River
   Cleanthus Trilling**

Edna St. Vincent Millay
   Distressing Dialogues (published under "Nancy Boyd")

Marianne Moore
   An Egyptian Pulled Glass Bottle in the Shape of a Fish**
   Observations

John Crowe Ransom
   Philomela**
text file text file

Edith Wharton
   Old New York

Related Literary Events

James Baldwin was born.

Teapot Dome scandal is uncovered by a Senate committee; Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall of New Mexico is convicted of bribery for illegal payments received from oil companies.

Congress passes the National Origins Act, severely limiting immigration and excluding Chinese and Japanese immigrants entirely.

Eight-month strike by sixteen hundred Filipino plantation workers in Hawaii.

Calvin Coolidge wins presidential election.

Ma Ferguson elected governor of Texas; first woman to be elected to that office.

Labor leader and American Federation of Labor (AFL) president Samuel Gompers dies (December).

McNary-Haugen farm bill introduced.

Congress passes act granting all Indians born in the U.S. full citizenship (June 2).

Establishment of the U.S. Border Patrol.

audio file  George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue .

H.L. Mencken begins publication of The American Mercury magazine.

image file  Georgia O'Keeffe begins her floral still-life paintings.

image file  Coverage of the Scottsboro Boys' Trials

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