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Henry David Thoreau

(1817—1862) American essayist and poet

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Thoreau, Henry David

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), celebrated American naturalist and philosopher, was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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(1817–1862), transcendentalist, writer, war protester.

Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts. A shy, quiet boy who

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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The facts of Henry David Thoreau's short life are simple enough. He was born David Henry Thoreau in Concord, Massachusetts,

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World Encyclopedia

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He was a friend of fellow transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson, who encouraged him to keep the journals from which

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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Henry David Thoreau was an author, naturalist and leading member of the nineteenth-century literary, social and religious movement that came

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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(1817–1862) A major American writer and thinker who, like Emerson, was classified as one of the New England Transcendentalists. He was influenced by a number of Hindu sources, ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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(1817–62). New England Transcendentalist, natural historian, and social critic, Thoreau proclaimed, in Walden, that most people spend their lives superficially, by pursuing ... More
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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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(1817–62), born in Concord of a family whose French, Scottish, Quaker, and Puritan stock helps to account for his temper of mind. Just as his heritage was mixed, so his ... More

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