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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1995

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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1995
John Ashbery
   Can You Hear, Bird

John Barth
   Further Fridays: Essays, Lectures, and Other Nonfiction 1984-94

Judith Ortiz Cofer
   An Island Like You

Kimiko Hahn
   Cuttings**

Michael S. Harper
   Honorable Amendments

Garrett Kaoru Hongo
   Under Western Eyes, ed.
   Volcano: A Memoir of Hawaii

Li-Young Lee
   The Winged Seed

Norman Mailer
   Oswald: An American Mystery

Adrienne Rich
   Collected Early Poems, 1950-1970
   Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems, 1991-1995

Gary Snyder
   A Place in Space: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Watersheds: New and Selected Prose

John Updike
   Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels

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Toni Cade Bambara died.

James Merrill died.
Institution of new policy stating that any Cuban refugees found at sea will be sent back to Cuba.

U.S. Supreme Court rules that using race when drawing legislative districts is unconstitutional.

U.S. Supreme Court rules, in two separate cases, in favor of limiting federal affirmative action and school integration programs.

Congressional Republicans begin instituting their 'Contract with America', a series of reforms and budget cuts that social workers, activists, and others see as devastating for low-income seniors, children, and the poor.

Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is destroyed by a bomb; more than 160 people killed, Timothy McVeigh is arrested for the act of terrorism (April 19).

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