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1614
John Smith maps New England

    

1634
John Endecott defaces King's colors

   
    
   

1648
Massachusetts executes Margaret Jones

    

1661
George Bishop, "New England Judged"

   
    
   

1675
King Philip's War

    

1683
Mary Rowlandson's narrative

   
    
   

1702
John Hale publishes "A Modest Inquiry"

    

1770
Boston Massacre

   
   

1770
Phillis Wheatley, "Elegy for George Whitefield"

    

1773
Massachusetts slaves begin petitioning for freedom

   
   

1773
Phillis Wheatley, "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral"

    

1774
John Malcolm tarred and feathered

   
    
   

1776
Samuel Hopkins, A Dialogue Concerning the Slavery of the Africans

1776
Abigail Adams urges John to "Remember the Ladies

   
    
   

1818
John Trumbull's painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence displayed at Faneuil Hall

    

1825
John Winthrop's "History of New England" reprinted

   
    
   

1829
David Walker, An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World

    

1831
John Greenleaf Whitter, "Legends of New England"

   
   

1831
Maria Stewart begins public speeches condemning slavery.

    

1833
John Greenleaf Whittier joins the abolitionist cause.

   
   

1833
Lydia Maria Child, "An Appeal for that Class of Americans Called Africans"

    

1834
Shoebinders of Lynn, Massachusetts form a society "for the protection and promotion of Female Industry"

   
   

1834
Whittier publishes "The Slave Ship"

    

1836
John Warner Barber , "Historical Collections of Connecticut"

   
   

1836
Eliza Susan Quincy portrays procession at Harvard's 200th Anniversary

   
    

1837
John Sibley publishes story of Washington Elm

   
    
   

1839
Amistad trial in New Haven

    

1841
Amistad case argued before the Supreme Court

   
    
   

1842
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Poems on Slavery

1842
With the encouragement of his friend Charles Sumner, Longfellow publishes "Poems on Slavery

   
    
   

1845
Frederick Douglas publishes his narrative.

    

1847
John Greenleaf Whittier, "Supernaturalism of New England"

   
    
   

1850
Fugitive Slave Act

    

1851
Harriet Beecher Stowe, "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

   
    
   

1854
Anthony Burns arrested under the Fugitive Slave Act

    

1857
John Greenleaf Whittier, "Skipper Ireson's Ride,"

   
   

1857
Dred Scott Decision

    

1859
Harriet Beecher Stowe, The Minister's Wooing

   
    
   

1863
Emancipation Proclamation frees slaves in rebellious states

    

1865
13th Amendment outlaws slavery

   
    
   

1866
John Greenleaf Whittier, "Snowbound"

    

1873
Anne Whitney wins competition to create a sculpture of Samuel Adams for the United States Capitol.

   
    
   

1880
John Greenleaf Whittier writes poems about Quaker persecution.

    

1881
Controversy over John G. Whittier's "The King's Missive"

   
    
   

1910
John F. Fitzgerald mayor of Boston

    

1926
John D. Rockefeller funds Colonial Williamburg in Virginia

   
    
   

1953
Arthur Miller, "The Crucible"

    

1963
John F. Kennedy assassinated

   
    
   

2003
Boston Women's Memorial features Phillis Wheatley, Abigail Adams, and Lucy Stone


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