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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1973

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James Baldwin
   A Dialogue (with Nikki Giovanni)

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
   What Is Man? And Other Philosophical Writings

Robert Creeley
   A Sense of Measure (essays)
   Contexts of Poetry: Interviews, 1961-1972

Victor Hernández Cruz

Allen Ginsberg
   The Fall of America: Poems of These States, 1965-1971

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith
   Estampas del Valle y otras obras/Sketches of the Valley and Other Works

Etheridge Knight
   Belly Song and Other Poems

Denise Levertov
   The Poet in the World

Audre Lorde
   Cables to Rage
   From a Land Where Other People Live

Robert Lowell, Jr.
   For Lizzie and Harriet
   The Dolphin

Norman Mailer

Bernard Malamud
   Rembrandt's Hat

D'Arcy McNickle
   Native American Tribalism: Indian Survival and Renewals

Toni Morrison
from  Sula

Native American Oral Poetry
 Aztec Poetry
   Two Songs**
 Inuit Poetry
   Moved (Uvavnuk, Iglulik Eskimo)**
   My Breath (Orpingalik, Netsilik Eskimo)**
   Widow's Song (Quernertoq, Copper Eskimo)**

Charles Olson
   Archaeologists of Morning

Pedro Pietri
   Puerto Rican Obituary** audio file

Thomas Pynchon
   Gravity's Rainbow

Ishmael Reed

Adrienne Rich
   From a Survivor**
   Diving into the Wreck**

Wendy Rose (Hopi)
   Hopi Roadrunner Dancing

Muriel Rukeyser
   Martin Luther King, Malcolm X**

Sonia Sanchez
   Love Poems

Lee Smith
   Fancy Strut

Tales from the Hispanic Southwest
   La Llorona, La Malinche, and the Unfaithful Maria**

Alice Walker
   In Love & Trouble (Short Stories)
   Revolutionary Petunias (Poems)

John Edgar Wideman
   The Lynchers

Other Literary Publications

- Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle

- Erica Jong, Fear of Flying

- Maxine Kumin, Up Country: Poems of New England

Saturday Night Massacre.

Yom Kippur War.

Trial of Watergate burglars.

Senate establishes Special Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities to investigate Watergate.

Fewer than 250 U.S. military personnel remain in Vietnam.

U.S. bombing in Southeast Asia ends.

Congress passes War Powers Act.

United Nations decree states the right of Puerto Rico to decide its future as a nation.

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announces an embargo on oil shipments to Israel's allies, including the U.S., starting the Energy Crisis of 1973-1974.

American Indian Movement (AIM) activists occupy Wounded Knee for three months.

First American prisoners of war released in Hanoi.

U.S. Supreme Court rules that sex-segregated help-wanted ads are unconstitutional.

Special airlift program ends emigration of Cubans to the U.S.

Espinoza v. Farah Manufacturing Company: discrimination on the basis of citizenship or alien status does not violate the Civil Rights Act.

The CIA assists the Chilean military in the overthrow of democratically elected President Salvador Allende.

Vice President Spiro Agnew admits he took bribes while Governor of Maryland and resigns; Gerald Ford becomes vice president.

In Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court declares that state laws decreeing abortion a crime during the first two trimesters of pregnancy constitute a violation of a woman's right to privacy.

Peace agreement signed in Paris by South Vietnam, North Vietnam, the U.S., and the Viet Cong.

End of U.S. draft.

Children's Defense Fund started by Marion Wright Edelman.

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