If Beale Street Could Talk
The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves, or What You Are You Are
An Ordinary Woman
The Thirty Eighth Year**
New Days: Poems of Exile and Return
New York Head Shop and MuseumMary McCarthy
The Mask of State: Watergate Portraits
The Seventeenth Degree
The Black BookJoyce Carol Oates
New Heaven, New Earth
Tillie Lerner Olsen
Yonnondio: From the Thirties
The Last Days of Louisiana Red
By the Well of Living & Seeing: New & Selected Poems 1918-1973Adrienne Rich
Not Somewhere Else, but Here**
The Death Notebooks
Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna)
Laguna WomanGary Snyder
(poems and prose)
Langston Hughes, American Poet
(biography for young people)
James Welch (Blackfeet–Gros Ventre)
Winter in the Blood
Related Literary EventsJohn Crowe Ransom
died.Other Literary Publications
Alison Lurie, The War Between the Tates
Equal Educational Opportunity Act passed by Congress; makes bilingual education available to Hispanic children.
Supreme Court orders President Nixon to release Watergate tapes.
House Judiciary Committee votes to impeach President Nixon.
South Vietnam announces new outbreak of war.
Norman Y. Mineta is elected to the U.S. House of Representatives; he is the first Japanese American congressman elected from the mainland.
Lau v. Nichols; children who speak little English must be provided with bilingual education by their school districts.
President Nixon resigns following the Watergate scandal; Gerald Ford assumes presidency.
Congress passes the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, which allows the tribes to gain control of many federal programs on the reservations.
Whip Inflation Now (WIN) campaign.