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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1928

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1927
1929
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1928
Djuna Barnes
Ladies Almanack
   Ryder

Theodore Dreiser
   Dreiser Looks at Russia

W.E.B. Du Bois
   Dark Princess: Voices from Within the Veil

Robert Frost
   Once by the Pacific**

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
   Hedylus

Langston Hughes
   Johannesburg Mines** text file

Nella Larsen
   Quicksand

Claude McKay
   Home to Harlem

Edna St. Vincent Millay
   Dirge Without Music**
   Justice Denied in Massachusetts**
   The Buck in the Snow
text fileSacco and Vanzetti Trial Information

Edwin Rolfe
   Asbestos**

Upton Sinclair
   Boston

Allen Tate
   Ode to the Confederate Dead**

William Carlos Williams
   A Voyage to Pagany

Related Literary Events

Edward Albee was born.

Cynthia Ozick was born.

Anne Sexton was born.

Other Literary Publications

- Julie Peterkin, Scarlet Sister Mary

- Josephine Herbst, Nothing Is Sacred

Franklin D. Roosevelt elected governor of New York.

The Democratic Party nominates Alfred E. Smith of New York, a Catholic, for the presidency.

Forcible eviction of Filipino farmworkers from Washington’s Yakima Valley.

Herbert Hoover elected President.

Kellogg-Briand Pact.

Institute for Government Research releases the Meriam Report, which describes the horrible living conditions on Native American reservations.

Walt Disney releases first cartoon, Plane Crazy.

Amelia Earhart flies across the Atlantic Ocean.

Filipino American Christian Fellowship founded in Los Angeles.

audio fileWest-Running Brook
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