The Fifth Column and the First Forty-nine Stories
Zora Neale Hurston
Tell My Horse
The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers
The Happiest Man on Earth**
The Way Things Are
John Milton Oskison
Tecumseh and His Times: The Story of a Great Indian
John Crowe Ransom
The World's Body
Elizabeth Madox Roberts
Black Is My Truelove's Hair
The Long Valley
Thomas S. Whitecloud (Chippewa)
Blue Winds Dancing**
William Carlos Williams
Collected Poems 1906-1938
Uncle Tom's Children: Four Novellas
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U.S. protests Japanese violation of Open Door principle in China.
Strike by California cotton pickers.
Nazis occupy Austria.
Munich Pact gives Sudetenland to Hitler.
Kristallnacht, night of Nazi terror against German and Austrian Jews.
Fair Labor Standards Act.
Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938.
Republicans gain heavily in midterm elections.
Stanley Reed appointed to the Supreme Court.
American and British oil companies taken over by Mexican government.
Strike in pecan-shelling plants by Mexican American workers in San Antonio, Texas.
House Committee on Un-American Activities begins to investigate "subversives."
End of the "Roosevelt recession."
The Committee for Industrial Organization of the American Federation of Labor(AFL) leaves the AFL, becomes the Independent Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).
Final Moscow show trial.
Three-month strike by 150 Chinese women garment workers against the Chinese-owned National Dollar stores.