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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1927

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Gwendolyn B. Bennett
   Advice** text file
   Lines Written at the Grave of Alexander Dumas** text file

Sterling A. Brown
   When de Saints Go Marching Home** text file

Willa Cather
   Death Comes for the Archbishop

Countee Cullen
   Caroling Dusk: An Anthology of Verse by Negro Poets
   Copper Sun
   The Ballad of the Brown Girl

E.E. Cummings

Mourning Dove (Okanogan)
   Cogewea, the Half-Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range

Theodore Dreiser

William Faulkner

Ernest Hemingway
   Hills Like White Elephants**
   Men Without Women
from  A Farewell to Arms
   Chapter XXVII**

Langston Hughes
   Bad Luck Card** text file
   Fine Clothes to the Jew

Robinson Jeffers

James Weldon Johnson
   God's Trombones
   The Creation** audio file audio file

Edna St. Vincent Millay
   The King's Henchman

Charles Reznikoff
   Five Groups of Verse
   Nine Plays

Elizabeth Madox Roberts
   My Heart and My Flesh

George Samuel Schuyler
   Our Greatest Gift to America** text file

Upton Sinclair

Anne Spencer
   Substitution** text file

William Carlos Williams
   Young Sycamore**

Anzia Yezierska
   Arrogant Beggar

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John Ashbery was born.

James Wright was born.

Upon being appointed to fill her husband's congressional seat, Minnie Buckingham-Harper of West Virginia becomes the first African American woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.

President Coolidge vetoes the McNary-Haugen Bill.

Procession for Our Lady of Guadalupe begins in East Los Angeles; first major Hispanic religious procession.

Sacco and Vanzetti, still maintaining their innocence, are executed in Charlestown State Prison.

Marcus Garvey, after two years' imprisonment in America, is deported to Jamaica.

text file  Inventor Philo Taylor Farnsworth transmits first television image.

audio file  Charles A. Lindbergh completes the first successful transatlantic flight in his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis.

text file  Warner Brothers releases The Jazz Singer, firsttalking picture."

Henry Ford introduces the Model A. Dorothy Parker begins writing book review column for The New Yorker under pen name Constant Reader.

audio fileThe Ballad of Joe Meek

audio fileTransfer

audio fileBreak of Day

audio fileOld Lem

audio fileCloteel

audio fileLong Track Blues