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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1926

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Sherwood Anderson
   Tar: A Midwest Childhood

Willa Cather
   My Mortal Enemy

Hart Crane
   At Melville's Tomb**
   Black Tambourine**
   White Buildings

E.E. Cummings
   [my sweet old etcetera]**
   [since feeling is first]**
   is 5

Theodore Dreiser
   Typhoon** image file

William Faulkner
   Soldier's Pay

F. Scott Fitzgerald
   All the Sad Young Men

Ellen Glasgow
   The Romantic Comedians

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

Ernest Hemingway
   The Sun Also Rises
   The Torrents of Spring

Langston Hughes
   The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain** text file

Zora Neale Hurston
   Sweat** text file

Edna St. Vincent Millay
   Three Plays

John Milton Oskison
   Black Jack Davy

Elizabeth Madox Roberts
The Time of Man

George Samuel Schuyler
   The Negro-Art Hokum** text file

Anne Spencer
   Lines to Nasturtium** text file

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Robert Bly was born.

Robert Creeley was born.

Allen Ginsberg was born.
The Beat Generation
Map of America
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James Merrill was born.

Frank O'Hara was born.

Marietta Holley (pseud. "Josiah Allen's Wife") died.

U.S. Army Air Corps established.

U.S. sends troops to Nicaragua.

Tornado destroys Florida land boom.

Violette N. Anderson argues a case before the U.S. Supreme Court; she is the first African American woman to do so.

The National Broadcasting Company, America's first radio network, is founded.

National Council of American Indians founded; Gertrude Bonnin serves as its first president.

Gertrude Ederle swims the English Channel, the first woman to do so.

text file  Mary Cassatt dies.

Marjorie Joyner becomes the first African American woman to be granted a patent for her invention of a permanent wave machine.

Mordecai Wyatt Johnson named president of Howard University; first African American to serve in that office.

text file  Brooklyn Bridge Photo Gallery.