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"Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog"

1865

Mark Twain

Realism

1865 - 1910

"Daisy Miller: A Study"

1879

Henry James

"A White Heron"

1886

Sarah Orne Jewett

"The Revolt of Mother"

1891

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

"The Yellow Wall-Paper"

1892

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Desiree's Baby"

1892

Kate Chopin

"When Malindy Sings" Poem

1896

Paul Laurence Dunbar

"An Ante-Bellum Sermon" Poem

1896

Paul Laurence Dunbar

"We Wear the Mask" Poem

1896

Paul Laurence Dunbar

"The Open Boat"

1897

Stephan Crane

"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg"

1899 - 1900

Mark Twain

"The Real Question" Poem

1899

Paul Laurence Dunbar

"Sympathy" Poem

1899

Paul Laurence Dunbar

"The School Days of an Indian Girl"

1900

Gertrude Bonin (Zitkala-Sa)

Excerpt from "Up From Slavery"

1901

Booker Taliaferro Washington

"The Souls of Black Folk"

1903

W.E.B. Du Bois

Excerpt from "The Making of Americans"

1906 - 1911

Modernism

1910 - 1945

"In the Land of the Free"

1912

Edith Maud Eaton

"Danse Russe" Poem

1916

William Carlos Williams

"In the Station of a Metro" Poem

1916

Ezra Pound

"L,art 1910" Poem

1916

Ezra Pound

"The Harlem Dancer" Poem

1917

Claude McKay

"The Young Housewife" Poem

1917

William Carlos Williams

"Trifles" Play

1917

Susan Glaspell

"If We Must Die" Poem

1919

Claude McKay

"[Buffalo Bill's]" Poem

1920 - 1923

E. E. Cummings

"The Lynching" Poem

1920

Claude McKay

"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" Poem

1921

Langston Hughes

"America" Poem

1921

Claude McKay

"Spring and All" Poem

1923

William Carlos Williams

"To Elsie" Poem

1923

William Carlos Williams

"The Red Wheelbarrow" Poem

1923

William Carlos Williams

"[the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls]" Poem

1923

E. E. Cummings

"Dream Variations" Poem

1924

Langston Hughes

"The Weary Blues" Poem

1925

Langston Hughes

"I, Too" Poem

1925

Langston Hughes

"Sweat"

1926

Zora Neale Hurston

"Hills Like White Elephants"

1927

Earnest Hemingway

"Johannesburg Mines" Poem

1928

Langston Hughes

"Susie Asado" Poem

1935

Gertrude Stein

"Babylon Revisited"

1935

F. Scott Fitzgerald

"The Cantos"

1936

Ezra Pound

"Roman Fever"

1936

Edith Wharton

Contemporary

1945 - Present

Excerpt from "The Mother of Us All"

1945 - 1946

Gertrude Stein

"Man-Moth" Poem

1946

Elizabeth Bishop

"The Fish" Poem

1946

Elizabeth Bishop

"Harlem" Poem

1951

Langston Hughes

"A Good Man Is Hard to Find"

1953

Flannery O'Connor

"Howl" Poem

1955 - 1956

Allen Ginsberg

"America" Poem

1956

Allen Ginsberg

"Riprap" Poem

1959

Gary Snyder

"Vapor Trails" Poem

1959

Gary Snyder

"We Real Cool" Poem

1960

Gwendolyn Brooks

"A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi." Poem

1960

Gwendolyn Brooks

"The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till" Poem

1960

Gwendolyn Brooks

"Filling Station" Poem

1965

Elizabeth Bishop

"It Was When" Poem

1969

Gary Snyder

"Wave" Poem

1969

Gary Snyder

"Thnaks" Poem

1988

Yusef Komunyakaa

"Tu Do Street" Poem

1988

Yusef Komunyakaa

"Prisoners" Poem

1988

Yusef Komunyakaa

"Facing It" Poem

1988

Yusef Komunyakaa

"Typical American"

1991

Gish Jen
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"Recitatif"

1995

Toni Morrison

"Why I Live at the P.O."

1998

Eudora Welty

Works Cited

2015

The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Paul Lauter. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004. Print.