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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1982

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Edward Albee
   The Plays, vol. 3 (Seascape, Counting the Ways and Listening, All Over)

Rudolfo A. Anaya
   The Silence of the Llano: Short Stories

John Barth
   Sabbatical: A Romance

Saul Bellow
   The Dean's December

Robert Creeley
   The Collected Poems 1945-1975

Victor Hernández Cruz
   By Lingual Wholes
   Mountain Building**
   Table of Contents**

Carolyn Forché
   As Children Together**
   Because One Is Always Forgotten**
   Flowers from the Volcano (translations of the poetry of Claribel Algeria
from  The Country Between Us
   "The Colonel"**

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith
   Rites and Witnesses

Garrett Kaoru Hongo
   And Your Soul Shall Dance**
   Who Among You Knows the Essence of Garlic?**
   Yellow Light**
   Off from Swing Shift**

Denise Levertov
   Candles in Babylon
   Light up the Cave
   The May Mornings**

Audre Lorde
   Chosen Poems: Old and New
   Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Bernard Malamud
   God's Grace

Joyce Carol Oates
   A Bloodsmoor Romance

Cynthia Ozick
   Levitation: Five Fictions

Sylvia Plath
   The Journals of Sylvia Plath

Ishmael Reed
   God Made Alaska for the Indians
   Mother Hubbard
   The Terrible Twos

Richard Rodriguez
   from The Hunger of Memory

Wendy Rose (Hopi)
   Throat Song: The Rotating Earth**
   What Happened When the Hopi Hit New York

John Updike
   Bech Is Back

Alice Walker
   The Color Purple (Novel)

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Equal Rights Amendment dies.

CIA organizes contra war against Nicaragua’s Sandinista government.

Over 800,000 rally in Central Park for nuclear-weapons freeze.

Stock market boom begins.

Plyler v. Doe; children of undocumented workers are granted the right to free public education in Texas.

Chinese American draftsman Vincent Chin is clubbed to death by two white men.

Great Britain defeats Argentina in a war over the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.

After a contentious eight-year antitrust lawsuit, the American Telegraph & Telephone Company (AT&T) is ordered to divest its holdings.

text file  Dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, designed by Maya Lin.

American Citizens for Justice founded by Helen Zia.