• Thoreau's Circle: Who's Who in Transcendentalism

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    American modernist Gertrude Stein born

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    U.S. Buys Alaska from Russia

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    October 18, 1867

    Irish wit and author Oscar Wilde born

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    Modernist Journals Project

    The MJP is a multi-faceted project that studies modernism and its rise in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. The project has a chronological range of 1890 to 1922 and a geographical range that includes wherever English language periodicals were published. The MJP also offers a range of genres that extends to the digital publication of books directly connected to modernist periodicals and other supporting materials for periodical study.

    Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra born (probable date)

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    Thoreau leaves Walden Pond for Concord, Massachusetts

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    September 6, 1847

    English author Dr. Samuel Johnson born

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    American journalist and critic H. L. Mencken, of American born

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    September 12, 1880

    Emerson delivers “American Scholar” speech

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