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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1931

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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1931
African American Folktales
 Conjure Stories
   Two Tales from Eatonville, Florida** image file image file

Mary Austin
   Starry Adventure

Sterling A. Brown
   Strong Men** text file

Willa Cather
   Shadows on the Rock

E.E. Cummings
   [i sing of Olaf glad and big]**
   ViVa

Theodore Dreiser
   Dawn

William Faulkner
   Dry September**
   Sanctuary

Susan Glaspell
   Ambrose Holt and Family

Langston Hughes
   Drum** text file

Joseph Kalar
   Papermill**

Younghill Kang
   The Grass Roof

Edna St. Vincent Millay
   [Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink]**
   Fatal Interview
   Sonnet xcv**

Elizabeth Madox Roberts
   A Buried Treasure

George Samuel Schuyler
   Black No More
   Slaves Today

Jean Toomer
   Essentials

Related Literary Events

Donald Barthelme was born.

Etheridge Knight was born.

Toni Morrison was born.

Other Literary Publications

- Robert Cantwell, Laugh and Lie Down

- Fannie Hurst, Back Street

Franklin Roosevelt coins term "New Deal".

Japan invades Manchuria and creates puppet government.

Monarchy ends in Spain with the Spanish revolution.

The first U.S. labor strike to take place over a cultural issue occurs in Ybor City (Tampa), Florida, after the cigar factories owners abolish the lectores (readers).

Cable Act amendment rules that no American-born women who lose their citizenship (by marrying an alien ineligible to citizenship) can later be denied naturalization.

Farmers' Holiday Association formed.

The "Scottsboro Boys" trial begin in 1931. Ultimately eight black youths are convicted of rape by an all-white jury in Scottsboro, Alabama

Al Capone jailed for tax evasion.

Elijah Muhammad founds the Nation of Islam in Detroit.

The Star-Spangled Banner becomes national anthem.

Jane Addams becomes the first woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

text file  Empire State building is tallest building in world

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audio fileStrong Men
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