American Literature B 1891 - 1901

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The International Copyright Act.

1891

51st Congress of United States pass the International Copyright Act.

http://americanliteraryblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/stedman-and-international-copyright-act.html

900,000 acres of Indian land opened for settlement

1891

On September 22nd, 900,000 acres of Indian land opened for gerenral settlement by Presidental proclamaion. The land been ceded by Sauk , and Fox Indians.

Source= https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Oklahoma_History

The Homestead Strike.

1892

The Strike at Carnegie steel on June 30, 1892, culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents on July 6, 1892.

Source: /wikipedia/

Grover Cleveland is elected President

1892

On November 8, 1892 Grover Cleveland is elected over Benjamin Harrison and James B. Walker, becoming the only person in US history to be elected to a second, non-consecutive presidential.

Source :http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/elect1892.html

The Great Northern Railway

1893

On January 6th, The Great Northern Railway was connected to Seattle with the West Coast.

The US Enforcement Act

1894

The Unites States Enforcement Act made it easier for blacks to be disenfranchised.

Shurman Anti Trust Act

1895

The Supreme Courts upholds an injunction against striking railroad workers.

Paul Laurence Dunbar publishes work

1896

Dunbar writes LYRICS OF A LOVELY LIFE. A work that he would recieve many recognition for.

Harry Macdonough rises up music charts

1901

Harry Macdonough has two top 3 songs
1) Tell me, Pretty Maiden
2) The Tale of the Bumble Bee

Mark Twain Impacts Literature

1901

Mark Twain writes two very important pieces
• TO THE PERSON SITTING IN DARKNESS
• ESSAY ON THE AMERICAN FLAG

Literature

Sophia Alice Callahan publishes work

1891

Sophia Alice Callahan - A CHILD OF THE FOREST
(First novel by a Native American Woman author)

Frances E.W. Harper becomes popular

1892

IOIA LEROY , a popular work by Frances E.W.Harper an African American women writer of the 19th Century.

Stephen Crane gets attention

1895

Stephen Crane writes two finominal pieces that recieve recognition
1) RED BADGE OF COURAGE,
2) BLACK RIDERS

Music

Voss’s First Regiment band

1891

"Five minutes with the minstrels” - Voss’s First Regiment band.

Press Eldridge's Music

1892

Song = "Take Your Time Gentlemen" - Press Eldridge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-1Ow-BGK3c

Rabun Gap

Andrew Ritchie makes history

1899

Andrew RItchie becomes the first college graduate from Rabun County (Harvard University)