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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1933

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Sherwood Anderson
   Death in the Woods**

Hart Crane
   The Collected Poems of Hart Crane

E.E. Cummings

Mourning Dove (Okanogan)
from Coyote Stories    Preface**
   The Spirit Chief Names the Animal People**

Ernest Hemingway
   Winner Take Nothing

Zora Neale Hurston
   The Gilded Six-Bits** text file

James Weldon Johnson
   Along This Way

Edgar Lee Masters
   The Serpent in the Wilderness

John Steinbeck
   To a God Unknown

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Ernest J. Gaines was born.

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- Gertrude Stein, Three Lives: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

- Nathanael West, Miss Lonelyhearts

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation created.

National Recovery Administration (NRA).

Gunman attempts to kill president-elect Roosevelt; Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago killed (February 15).

President Roosevelt proclaims Latin American "Good Neighbor" policy.

Civil Works Administration (CWA).

Public Works Administration (PWA).

Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA).

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Federal Emergency Relief Act (FERA).

President Roosevelt’s economic nationalism undermines London Economic Conference.

Emergency Banking Act.

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified.

Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution is ratified.

U.S. plays role in rise of Cuban strongman Fulgencio Batista.

After leading a group of black and white unemployed workers in Georgia protesting cuts in relief aid, Communist labor leader Angelo Herndon is tried and convicted of inciting an insurrection. He is sentenced to twenty years of hard labor.

First court challenge of "Jim Crow" education by the NAACP.

Labor strikes affect 1.2 million American workers.

The National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) allows union organizing and collective bargaining.

President Roosevelt’s "Hundred Days" begin with the organization of numerous New Deal agencies.

Frances Perkins becomes the first female cabinet member upon appointment by President Roosevelt as U.S. Secretary of Labor.

Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany and assumes dictatorial powers.

U.S. officially recognizes the Soviet Union (November 16).

text file  President Roosevelt addresses the nation by radio; inaugurates the "Fireside Chat."

Legion of Decency is formed; Motion Picture Code begins to "clean up" Hollywood films.

She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel, Mae West movie hits.

Albert Einstein leaves Nazi Germany for the U.S.

Jack Conroy, The Disinherited.

audio fileFatal Interview: Sonnet LI