Melville and Imperialism

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Melville sails with St. Lawrence

Jun 1839 - Aug 1839

Melville's whaling voyage: Acushnet

Jan 1841 - Jul 1842

Melville in Marquesas

Jun 1842 - Jul 1842

Melville and Greene desert Acushnet

Jul 1842 - Aug 1842

Melville lives with Taipi cannibals

Whaling voyage: Australian ship Lucy Ann

Aug 1842 - Oct 1842

Melville arrested for mutiny in Tahiti

Whaling voyage: Charles and Henry

Nov 1842 - Feb 1843

Melville serves as seaman: USS United States

Aug 1843 - Oct 1844

Annexation of Texas

Jul 1845 - Dec 1845

O'Sullivan publishes theory on Manifest Destiny

Dec 1845 - Dec 3 1845

Typee published

Feb 1846 - Mar 1846

Mexican-American War

Apr 1846 - Feb 1848

US declares war on Mexico

May 1846 - May 13 1846

Omoo published

Mar 1847 - Mar 30 1847

Mardi published

Jun 1 1849 - Jun 2 1849

Redburn: His First Voyage published

Sep 28 1849 - Sep 29 1849

White-Jacket published

Jan 23 1850 - Mar 21 1850

Compromise of 1850

Feb 1 1850 - Feb 7 1850

Fugitive Slave Act

Sep 17 1850 - Sep 18 1850

Moby-Dick published

Oct 18 1851 - Nov 14 1851