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Mark Twain & Charles Dudley THE GILDED AGE: A TALE OF TODAY.

1873

Mark Twain & Charles Dudley THE GILDED AGE: A TALE OF TODAY. This Book was written by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley and is it unique because it is the only book that Twain collaborated on. This book satirizes greed and political corruption in post- Civil War America. (wiki, the Gilded Age: A Tale of Today)

Thomas Bailey Aldrich PRUDENCE PALFREY

1874

Published his book PRUDENCE PALFREY

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1874_in_literature

Louisa May Alcott EIGHT COUSINS

1875

Published her book EIGHT COUSINS. The book is about an orphan girl who becomes sickly and resides with a wealthy family and becomes happier and healthier as she finds her place in the family.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1875_in_literature
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Cousins

Henry James RODERICK HUDSON

1875

Published his book RODERICK HUDSON traces the development of the title character, a sculptor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roderick_Hudson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1875_in_literature

Mark Twain THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

1876

Mark Twain published his book THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER which is a story about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Tom_Sawyer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1876_in_literature

Whitman; LEAVES OF GRASS (Centennial Edition)

1876

Whitman; LEAVES OF GRASS (Centennial Edition) Leaves of Grass is a collection of poems that focuses on nature and how a human being is intertwined in it. He expresses himself through free verse.
Campbell, D. "Brief Timeline of American Literature and Event 1870-1879." American Literature and Timelines. Campbell , 1 Mar 2012. Web. 29 Jan

Louisa May Alcott UNDER THE LILACS

1877

Published her book UNDER THE LILACS a childrens novel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Lilacs

Henry James THE AMERICAN

1877

Published his book THE AMERICAN a novel on a man and his journeys while on a trip in Europe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_American_(novel)

Harriet Beecher Stowe

1878

Published her book Poganuc People: Their Loves and Lives
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poganuc_People:_Their_Loves_and_Lives

Louisa May Alcott JACK AND JILL: A VILLAGE STORY

1879

Published her book JACK AND JILL: A VILLAGE STORY

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_and_Jill:_A_Village_Story

Mark Twain A TRAMP ABROAD

1880

Book based on a journey with his friend through central and southern Europe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Tramp_Abroad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1880_in_literature#New_books

Henry Adams DEMOCRACY: AN AMERICAN NOVEL

1880

Published DEMOCRACY: AN AMERICAN NOVEL but the novel was published anonymously and only after his death he was named the author.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy:_An_American_Novel

History

Ku Klux Klan began

1871

Ku Klux Klan trials began in federal court in Oxford Miss.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871

Civil service system established

1871

Congress establishes the civil service system.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871

First black Convention

1872

1st National black convention meets in New Orleans.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872

Indian War begins

1872

Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872

Womens Prison

1873

1st women's prison run by women opens at Indiana Reformatory Institute.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873

Slavery abolished

1873

Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873

Child Labor

1874

Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of work force.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1874

Fiji under British

1874

Fiji becomes a British possession.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1874

The Treaty of Saint Petersburg

1875

The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1875

Rutherford B Hayes declared president

1877

Rutherford B Hayes declared president despite Samuel J Tilden winning the popular vote, but is 1 electoral vote shy of victory.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1876

John Henry Smyth US minister

1878

Attorney John Henry Smyth named US minister to Liberia.
http://worldtimeline.info/wor1878.htm

Bland-Allison Act

1878

US Congress enacts the Bland-Allison Act (over President Rutherford B. Hayes' veto), requiring the US Treasury to buy silver at market rates and coin it as silver dollars, and authorizes silver certificates of deposit.

Greece vs. Turkey war

1878

Greece declares war on Turkey.
http://worldtimeline.info/wor1878.htm

US Population increased

1880

Culture

Rabun Gap

Tallulah Falls Railway

1871 - 1876

The Northeastern Railroad was chartered to run a line from Athens to Clayton or Rabun Gap in 1870. Construction from Athens to Lula began in 1871 was completed in 1876. The Northeastern Railroad would use the track from the Atlanta and Richmond Air Line between Lula and Cornelia, then head into northeast Georgia.
http://ngeorgia.com/ang/Tallulah_Falls_Railway

Rabun Gap Short Line Railway

1873

The Railway was incorporated in North Carolina. It was consolidated with the Knoxville and Augusta Railway Company.
http://railga.com/rabunsl.html

W. H. Curtis Elementary School located on Wolf Fork Road.

1875

W.H. Curtis Elementary School located on Wolf Fork Road.
http://cdm.sos.state.ga.us:2011/cdm/singleitem/collection/vg2/id/13143/rec/10