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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1944

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Saul Bellow
   Dangling Man

Carlos Bulosan
   Laughter of My Father
   The Dark People

E.E. Cummings
   [pity this busy monster, manunkind]**
   [plato told]**
   [what if a much of a which of a wind]**
   1 X 1

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
 from Trilogy
   from The Walls Do Not Fall [43]
   from Tribute to the Angels [8,12,19,20,23,43]

Robert Lowell, Jr.
   Land of Unlikeness

Albert Maltz
   The Cross and the Arrow

Marianne Moore
   The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing**

Native American Oral Poetry
A Selection of Poems
   Love Song (Aleut)**

Katherine Anne Porter
   The Leaning Tower and Other Stories

Charles Reznikoff
   The Lionhearted

Muriel Rukeyser
   The Minotaur**

William Carlos Williams
   Burning the Christmas Greens**

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Franklin Roosevelt elected to fourth term as president.

One-hundredth Battalion and 442d Regimental Combat Team, both all-Japanese American military units, are joined to become the most decorated unit in U.S. history.

The first African American congressman from the eastern states, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., is elected to the House of Representatives.

Reinstatement of draft for Nisei Japanese.

Repeal of exclusion orders.

President Roosevelt signs the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, also known as the GI Bill of Rights.

Protestors resist draft at Heart Mountain Relocation Center.

Allies enter Rome (June).

Allied forces invade Normandy (June 6).

Allies liberate Paris (August).

U.S. troops cross the Siegfried Line and enter Germany (September 13).

Japan mounts first suicide (kamikaze) air attacks against U.S. in Leyte Gulf (October).

Battle of the Bulge (December).

Malmedy Massacre (December).

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