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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1930

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Hart Crane
from  The Bridge
   To Brooklyn Bridge** image file
   The River**
Brooklyn Bridge
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William Faulkner
   As I Lay Dying

Susan Glaspell
   Alison's House

Michael Gold
Jews Without Money
   The Soul of a Landlord** image file text file

Langston Hughes
   Come to the Waldorf-Astoria** text file
   Not Without Laughter
   The English** text file

James Weldon Johnson
   Black Manhattan

Edgar Lee Masters
from  Lichee Nuts
   Ascetics and Drunkards**
   Great Audiences and Great Poets**

Native American Oral Narrative
   Talk Concerning the First Beginning (Zuni)** image file

Native American Oral Poetry
 Zuni Poetry
   Sayatasha's Night Chant**

John Dos Passos
   The 42nd Parallel

Katherine Anne Porter
   Flowering Judas**
   The Jilting of Granny Weatherall**

Charles Reznikoff
   By the Waters of Manhattan

Elizabeth Madox Roberts
   The Great Meadow

William Carlos Williams
   The Flower**

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John Barth was born.

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry was born.

Gary Snyder was born.

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman died.

Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins died.

President Hoover’s Emergency Committee for Employment is formed.

Riot in Watsonville, California against Filipinos.

Smoot-Hawley Tarriff.

Black Muslim movement started by Wali Farad.

Devastating drought in the West.

Trade Union Unity League founded.

Demonstration for unemployment insurance by workers.

NAACP successfully blocks the Supreme Court appointment of Judge Parker.

Chicago hosts convention of National Unemployed Councils.

text file  Little Caesar, gangster movie starring Edward G. Robinson.

text file  Animal Crackers, classic Marx Brothers comedy.

image file  Grant Wood paints American Gothic.

Four-fifths of all American homes have electricity.

Twenty-five hundred Filipino women live in the U.S. out of a total Filipino population of 45,200.

The first airline stewardess is Ellen Church.

Unemployment affects four million Americans.

image file  Lois Mailou Jones joins Howard University art faculty.