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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1946

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1945
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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1946
Elizabeth Bishop
   North & South
   The Fish**
   The Man-Moth**

Carlos Bulosan
 America Is in the Heart
   Chapters XIII**
   Chapter XIV**
Filipino immigrant laborers Text/Image fileText/Image file

Theodore Dreiser
   The Bulwark

Robinson Jeffers
   Medea

Denise Levertov
   The Double Image

Robert Lowell, Jr.
   Lord Weary's Castle

Ann Petry
   The Street

Robert Penn Warren
   All the King's Men

Eudora Welty
   Delta Wedding

William Carlos Williams
   Paterson

Related Literary Events

Tim O'Brien was born.

Countee Cullen died.

Gertrude Stein died.

Other Literary Publications

- Denise Levertov, The Double Image

- Fannie Cook, Mrs. Palmer's Honey
Inflation soars to more than 18 percent.

Employment Act.

Winston Churchill delivers his "iron curtain" speech.

Coal miners’ strike.

Republicans win control of Congress.

Federally funded child care is ended.

Wing F. Ong, elected to the Arizona House of Representatives, is the first Asian American to hold a state office.

Independence declared in the Philippines; all Filipinos living in the U.S. are offered citizenship.

President Truman creates the Presidential Committee on Civil Rights.

Luce-Celler Bill institutes small immigration quotas for Filipinos and Asian Indians and gives them naturalization rights.

More than a million GIs enroll in college.

ENIAC, the first electronic computer, begins operation.

text file  Dr. Benjamin Spock, Baby and Child Care.

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