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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1947

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1946
1948
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1947
Saul Bellow
   The Victim

Countee Cullen
   On These I Stand

Theodore Dreiser
   The Stoic

W.E.B. Du Bois
   The World and Africa

Robert Frost
   Directive**

Langston Hughes
   Freedom Train** text file

Charles Olson
   Call Me Ishmael

Ann Petry
   Country Place

John Steinbeck
   The Wayward Bus

Wallace Stevens
   Transport to Summer

Mario Suarez
The Barrio and Urban
Redevelopment
Text file

Related Literary Events

Yusef Komunyakaa was born.

Willa Cather died.

John Milton Oskison died.
President Truman issues executive erder establishing the Federal Employee Loyalty Program; the order provides for a "loyalty check" on all government employees.

President's Committee on Civil Rights, convened by President Truman in December 1946, issues its report, To Secure These Rights.

Truman Doctrine.

Taft-Hartley Act.

The U.S. implements the Marshall Plan, named after Secretary of State George C. Marshall, to rebuild Western Europe.

War Brides Act amendment allows Chinese American veterans to bring brides to the U.S.

text file  Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson breaks the color line, becoming first African American to play Major League Baseball.

Levittown, New York, development started.

Chuck Yeager becomes first U.S. pilot to break the sound barrier in flight.

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