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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1977

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Toni Cade Bambara
   The Sea Birds are Still Alive: Collected Stories

Donald Barthelme
   At the End of the Mechanical Age**

Raymond Carver
   Furious Seasons

Michael S. Harper
   Here Where Coltrane Is**
   Images of Kin

Michael Herr
   from Dispatches

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith
   Generaciones y semblanzas

June Jordan
   Things That I Do in the Dark: Selected Poetry

Robert Lowell, Jr.
   Day by Day

James Alan McPherson
   Elbow Room

Nicholasa Mohr
   In Nueva York

Toni Morrison
   Song of Solomon

Bharati Mukherjee
   Days and Nights in Calcutta (coauthored with Clark Blaise)

Frank O'Hara
   Early Writing
   Poems Retrieved, 1951-1966

Simon Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo)
   A Good Journey

Katherine Anne Porter
   The Never-Ending Wrong

Wendy Rose (Hopi)
   Academic Squaw: Reports to the World from the Ivory Tower
   Long Division: A Tribal History

Anne Sexton
   Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters

Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna)

Gary Snyder
   The Old Ways: Six Essays

Gary Soto
   Braly Street**
   The Elements of San Joaquin

Allen Tate
   Collected Poems 1919-1976

John Updike
   Tossing and Turning

Robert Penn Warren
   A Place to Come To

Richard Wright
   American Hunger

Related Literary Events

Robert Lowell, Jr., died.

D'Arcy McNickle died.

George Samuel Schuyler died.

Other Literary Publications

- Marcia Muller, Edwin of the Iron Shoes

- Marilyn French, The Women's Room

- Meena Alexander, In the Middle Earth

- Meena Alexander, Without Place

- Meena Alexander, I Root My Name

- Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony

Restriction of immigration by professionals under the Eilberg Act.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), chaired by Eleanor Holmes Norton, develops federal guidelines for workplace sexual harassment.

Panama Canal treaties ratified.

text file  Miniseries adaptation of Alex Haley's book ROOTS becomes most-watched television program in history (c. 1977).

Elvis Presley found dead at his Memphis home, Graceland.

Apple Computers introduces the Apple II, the world's first commercial personal computer.

National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) founded.

audio fileMission Tire Factory, 1969