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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1929

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Louise Bogan
   Dark Summer

Stephen Crane
from  Uncollected Poems
   Chant You Loud of Punishments**

Countee Cullen
   The Black Christ and Other Poems

Theodore Dreiser
   A Gallery of Women

Alice Dunbar-Nelson
   The Proletariat Speaks**

William Faulkner
   The Sound and the Fury

Ellen Glasgow
   They Stooped to Folly

Nella Larsen
from  Passing
   One and Two** text file

Edgar Lee Masters
   The Fate of the Jury

Edna St. Vincent Millay
   Poems Selected for Young People

Native American Oral Poetry
   Song of War (Victoria, Tohona O'odham)**
Inuit Poetry
   Improvised Greeting (Takomaq, Iglulik Eskimo)**

John Milton Oskison
   A Texas Titan: the Story of Sam Houston

Robert Penn Warren
   John Brown: the Making of a Martyr

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Rolando Hinojosa-Smith was born.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born.

Paule Marshall was born.

Adrienne Rich was born.

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- Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

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- Agnes Smedley, Daughter of Earth

- Jessie Redmon Fauset, Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral
Federal Farm Board created.

Sheppard-Towner program terminated.

Oscar DePriest elected to U.S. House of Representatives as the first African American to hold such a position since 1901.

Strike in Gastonia, North Carolina by cotton mill workers.

Dr. Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin.

St. Valentine's Day Massacre: six gangsters and one innocent man killed in a Chicago garage (February 14).

Stock Market Crash (October 29).

MGM releases Hallelujah, first all-black movie from a major film studio.

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) founded.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) organized in Texas.

First annual awards given by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Publishers of Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness are tried and convicted of obscenity due to the novel's lesbian theme; verdict is later overturned by an appeals court.

image file  William H. Johnson paints Self-Portrait during a brief return to New York.