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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1971

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Toni Cade Bambara
   Tales and Stories for Black Folks, edited, with contributions by Toni Cade Bambara
   Zora, WGBH (television script)

Gwendolyn Brooks
   "In Montgomery," Ebony, August
   Jump Bad
   The World of Gwendolyn Brooks

Ernest J. Gaines
   The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Jessica Hagedorn
   Filipino Boogie**
   The Death of Anna May Wong**
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Michael S. Harper
   History is Your Own Heartbeat

Lillian Hellman
   Lillian Hellman: The Collected Plays

Lawson Inada
   Before the War

June Jordan
   Some Changes

Denise Levertov
   To Stay Alive

Norman Mailer
   The Prisoner of Sex

Bernard Malamud
   The Tenants

Albert Maltz
   Afternoon in the Jungle

Bharati Mukherjee
   The Tiger's Daughter

Joyce Carol Oates

Flannery O'Connor
   The Complete Stories

Frank O'Hara
   Collected Poems
   Why I Am Not a Painter**

Tillie Lerner Olsen
   Requa–I in Best American Short Stories

Cynthia Ozick
   The Pagan Rabbi, and Other Stories

Ann Petry
   Miss Muriel and Other Stories
   The Witness**

John Crowe Ransom
   Beating the Bushes: Selected Essays 1941-1970

Adrienne Rich
   The Will to Change

Tomás Rivera
   from . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra/And the Earth Did Not Devour Him

Anne Sexton

Lee Smith
   Something in the Wind

John Updike
   Rabbit Redux

Robert Penn Warren
   Homage to Theodore Dreiser
   Meet Me in the Green Glen

James Welch (Blackfeet–Gros Ventre)
   Riding the Earthboy 40: Poems

Eudora Welty
   One Time, One Place

James Wright
   A Centenary Ode: Inscribed to Little Crow, Leader of the Sioux Rebellion in Minnesota, 1862**

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John Okada died.
Amtrak, a railroad company subsidized by the federal government, begins operation.

Supreme Court approves busing to integrate public schools.

U.S. provides air support for South Vietnamese invasion of Laos.

Antiwar rally of four hundred thousand in Washington.

Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education..

President Nixon institutes wage and price freeze.

Occupation of Alcatraz by Native American tribes ends.

Daniel Ellsberg releases the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times; classified reports detail the history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, and the Nixon administration attempts to block publication.

The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the Constitution is passed: voting age lowered from twenty-one to eighteen.

Lieutenant William Calley, Jr., is tried on charges stemming from the massacre of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai.

All in the Family, a groundbreaking television program, debuts on CBS.

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Tennessee Williams
   The Theatre of Tennessee Williams (7 volumes)