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Henry David Thoreau in Context

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Well known for his contrarianism and solitude, Henry David Thoreau was nonetheless deeply responsive to the world around him. His writings bear the traces of his wide-ranging reading, travels, political interests, and social influences. Henry David Thoreau in Context brings together leading scholars of Thoreau and nineteenth-century American literature and culture and presents original research, valuable synthesis of historical and scholarly sources, and innovative readings of Thoreau's texts. Across thirty-four chapters, this collection reveals a Thoreau deeply concerned with and shaped by a diverse range of environments, intellectual traditions, social issues, and modes of scientific practice. Essays also illuminate important posthumous contexts and consider the specific challenges of contextualizing Thoreau today. This collection provides a rich understanding of Thoreau and nineteenth-century American literature, political activism, and environmentalist thinking that will be a vital resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers.

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'The essays are consistently sharp, smart, evenhanded, jargon free, and accessible, their brevity (all are 10–11 pages length) lending each the quality of a tantalizing entrée into an aspect of Thoreau's writing and culture. … The collection demonstrates (in brief) the scores of fascinating ways that contemporary criticism sees and reads Thoreau. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers.'

G. D. MacDonald Source: CHOICE

'The genre more or less demands that the contributor’s aim be to connect Thoreau with some extracted slice of the ambient culture, leading to a stackable set of conjoined or binary analyses: Thoreau and Religion, Thoreau and Technology, Thoreau and Native America, and so forth, an arrangement more exactly developed in the Finley collection.'

Albert J. Von Frank Source: Modern Intellectual History

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Chapter 1
Gross, Robert A.Transcendentalism and Urbanism: Concord, Boston, and the Wider World.” Journal of American Studies 18 (December 1984): 361–81.
Howarth, William. The Book of Concord: Thoreau’s Life as a Writer. New York: Viking, 1982.
Jarvis, Edward. Traditions and Reminiscences of Concord, Massachusetts, 1779–1878. Edited by Chapin, Sarah. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1993.
Petrulionis, Sandra Harbert, ed. Thoreau in His Own Time; A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2012.
Robinson, William Stevens. “Warrington” Pen-Portraits: A Collection of Personal and Political Reminiscences from 1848 to 1876, from the Writings of William S. Robinson. Edited by Mrs. Robinson, W. S.. Boston, 1877.
Shattuck, Lemuel. A History of the Town of Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, from Its Earliest Settlement to 1832; and of the Adjoining Towns, Bedford, Acton, Lincoln, and Carlisle; Containing Various Notices of County and State History Not before Published. Boston: Russell, Odiorne, and Company; Concord, MA: John Stacy, 1835.
Wheeler, Ruth Robinson. Concord: Climate for Freedom. Concord, MA: Concord Antiquarian Society, 1967.
Chapter 2
Foster, David R., and O’Keefe, John F.. New England Forests through Time: Insights from the Harvard Forest Dioramas. Petersham, MA: Harvard University Forest, 2000.
Gross, Robert A.Culture and Cultivation: Agriculture and Society in Thoreau’s Concord.” Journal of American History 69, no. 1 (June 1982): 4261.
Lemire, Elise. Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.
Thorson, Robert M. Beyond Walden: The Hidden History of America’s Kettle Lakes and Ponds. New York: Walker, 2009.
Whitney, Gordon G., and Davis, William C., “Thoreau and the Forest History of Concord, Massachusetts.” Journal of Forest History 30, no. 2 (April 1986): 7081.
Chapter 3
Brooke, John L. The Heart of the Commonwealth: Society and Political Culture in Worcester County, Massachusetts, 1713–1861. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Collison, Gary. Shadrach Minkins: From Fugitive Slave to Citizen. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.
Lawes, Carolyn J., Women and Reform in a New England Community, 1815–1860. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000.
Dean, Bradley P. Introduction to Letters to a Spiritual Seeker, by Thoreau, Henry David, 11–25. Edited by Dean, Bradley P.. New York: W. W. Norton, 2004.
Nutt, Charles. History of Worcester and Its People. 4 vols. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing, 1919.
O’Connor, Thomas H. The Athens of America: Boston, 1825–1845. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006.
Schofield, Edmund A.Time Recovering Itself: E. Harlow Russell’s Thirty Years (and More) with Henry D. Thoreau.” Concord Saunterer 17 (August 1984): 1448.
Schofield, Edmund A., Collection. The Walden Woods Project, Thoreau Institute Library. Lincoln, MA (especially on Worcester history).
von Frank, Albert J. The Trials of Anthony Burns: Freedom and Slavery in Emerson’s Boston. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998.
Winsor, Justin, ed. The Memorial History of Boston. 4 vols. Boston: Osgood, 1881.
Chapter 4
Bennett, Dean B. The Wilderness from Chamberlain Farm. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2001.
Carroll, Francis M. A Good and Wise Measure: The Search for the Canadian-American Boundary, 1783–1842. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001.
Cook, David S. Above the Gravel Bar: The Native Canoe Routes of Maine. Solon, ME: Polar Bear & Company, 2007.
Hornsby, Stephen J., and Judd, Richard W., eds. Historical Atlas of Maine. Orono: University of Maine Press, 2015.
Huber, J. Parker. The Wildest Country: Exploring Thoreau’s Maine. 2nd ed. Boston: Appalachian Mountain Club Books, 2008.
Treat, Joseph. Wabanaki Homeland and the New State of Maine: The 1820 Journal and Plans of Survey of Joseph Treat. Ed. Pawling, Micah A.. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007.
Chapter 5
Anderson, Gary Clayton. Kinsmen of Another Kind: Dakota-White Relations in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1650–1862. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1997.
Berton, Pierre. Niagara: A History of the Falls. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1992.
Harding, Walter, ed. Thoreau’s Minnesota Journey, Two Documents: Thoreau’s Notes on the Journey West and The Letters of Horace Mann, Jr. Geneseo, NY: The Thoreau Society, 1962.
Robinson, Sheila M. Living in the Shadow of Death: Tuberculosis and the Social Experience of Illness in American History. New York: HarperCollins, 1994.
Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin, ed. The First and Last Journeys of Thoreau, Lately Discovered among His Unpublished Journals and Manuscripts. 2 vols. Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1905.
Smith, Corinne Hosfeld. Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau’s Last Journey. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Green Frigate Books, 2012.
Smith, Corinne HosfeldWhat a Difference a Year Can Make: Henry David Thoreau and the Grand Pleasure Excursion of 1861.” Minnesota’s Heritage 4 (July 2011): 7689.
Chapter 6
Adams, Stephen, and Ross, Donald Jr. Revising Mythologies: The Composition of Thoreau’s Major Works. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1988.
Arsić, Branka. Bird Relics: Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016.
Bakratcheva, Albena. Visibility beyond the Visible: The Poetic Discourse of American Transcendentalism. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013.
Howarth, William. The Book of Concord: Thoreau’s Life as a Writer. New York: Penguin, 1983.
Klevay, Robert. “The Reader and the Classics in Thoreau’s Walden.” Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies n.s. 19/20 (2011–12): 192–222.
Shields, John C. The American Aeneas: Classical Origins of the American Self. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2001.
Van Anglen, Kevin P.The Sources for Thoreau’s Greek Translations.” Studies in the American Renaissance 27 (1980): 291–99.
Chapter 7
Borst, Raymond R., ed. The Thoreau Log: A Documentary Life of Henry David Thoreau 1817–1862. New York: G. K. Hall, 1992.
Garber, Marjorie. “Translating F. O. Matthiessen.” Raritan 30, no. 4 (2015): 94106.
Harding, Walter. “Thoreau’s Sources.” In A Thoreau Handbook, 97129. New York: New York University Press, 1959.
Reid, Ronald F.The Boylston Professorship of Rhetoric and Oratory, 1806–1904: A Case Study in Changing Concepts of Rhetoric and Pedagogy.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 45 (1959): 239–57.
Santini, Monica. The Impetus of Amateur Scholarship: Discussing and Editing Medieval Romance in Late-Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Britain. Bern: Peter Lang, 2010.
Whaling, Anne. “Studies in Thoreau’s Reading of English Poetry and Prose, 1340–1660.” PhD diss., Yale University, 1946.
Chapter 8
Bercovitch, Sacvan. The Puritan Origins of the American Self. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1975.
Dimock, Wai Chee. Through Other Continents: American Literature across Deep Time. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006.
Fuller, Robert C. Spiritual but Not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Hutchison, William R. The Transcendentalist Ministers: Church Reform in the New England Renaissance. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1959.
Van Anglen, Kevin. “Emerson, Thoreau, and the Myth of Secularization.” In Seeing into the Life of Things: Essays in Religion and Literature, edited by Mahoney, John L., 152–70. New York: Fordham University Press, 1998.
Versluis, Arthur. American Transcendentalism and Asian Religions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Chapter 9
Adams, R. P.Romanticism and the American Renaissance.” American Literature 23, no. 4 (1952): 419–32.
Chai, Leon. The Romantic Foundations of the American Renaissance. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1987.
Harding, Anthony John. “Coleridge and Transcendentalism.” In The Coleridge Connection, edited by Gravil, Richard and Lefebure, Molly, 233–53. London: Macmillan, 1990.
Keane, Patrick. Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic “Light of all our Day.” Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2005.
Kern, Alexander. “The Rise of Transcendentalism: 1815–1860.” In Transitions in American Literary History, edited by Clark, Harry Hayden, 247314. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1953.
Miller, Perry. “Thoreau in the Context of International Romanticism.” New England Quarterly 34, no. 2 (1961): 147–59.
Sattelmeyer, Robert. “The Coleridgean Influence on Thoreau’s Science.” In Thoreau’s World and Ours: A Natural Legacy, edited by Schofield, Edmund A. and Baron, Robert C., 4854. Golden CO: North American Press, 1993.
Chapter 10
Argersinger, Jana L., and Cole, Phyllis, eds. Toward a Female Genealogy of Transcendentalism. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2014.
Dean, Bradley P.Natural History, Romanticism, and Thoreau.” In American Wilderness: A New History, edited by Lewis, Michael, 7389. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Howe, Daniel Walker. The Unitarian Conscience: Harvard Moral Philosophy, 1805–1861. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1970.
Myerson, Joel, Petrulionis, Sandra Harbert, and Walls, Laura Dassow, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Newman, Lance. Our Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Nature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Packer, Barbara L. The Transcendentalists. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007.
Paryż, Marek. The Postcolonial and Imperial Experience in American Transcendentalism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Rossi, William. “Thoreau’s Transcendental Ecocentricism.” In Thoreau’s Sense of Place: Essays in American Environmental Writing, edited by Schneider, Richard J., 2843. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2000.
Chapter 11
Casper, Scott E., Groves, Jeffrey D., Nissenbaum, Stephen W., and Winship, Michael, eds. A History of the Book in America, volume 3: The Industrial Book 1840–1880. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
D’Amore, Maura. Suburban Plots: Men at Home in Nineteenth-Century American Print Culture. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2014.
Dowling, David. Capital Letters: Authorship in the Antebellum Literary Market. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2009.
Slauter, Eric. Walden’s Carbon Footprint: How People, Plants, Animals, and Machines Created an Environmental Classic (forthcoming).
Chapter 12
Breitweiser, Robert Mitchell. “Thoreau and the Wrecks on Cape Cod.” Studies in Romanticism (1981): 3–20.
Fink, Steven. Prophet in the Marketplace: Thoreau’s Development as a Professional Writer. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992.
Gazeille, Brian. “Natural Wrecks and Textual Relics in Thoreau’s A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 60, no. 3 (2014): 451–84.
Paul, Sherman. “The Knight of the Umbrella and Bundle.” In The Shores of America: Thoreau’s Inward Exploration, 354417. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1958.
Pudaloff, Ross J.Thoreau’s Composition of the Narrator: From Sexuality to Language.” The Bucknell Review 29 (1985): 121–41.
Stowe, William W.Margaret Fuller and the Discourses of Travel.” In Going Abroad: European Travel in Nineteenth-Century American Culture, 102–24. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994.
Thoreau, Henry David. Thoreau in the Mountains. Edited by Howarth, William. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1982.
Chapter 13
Bassnett, Susan. Translation. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Hodder, Alan. Thoreau’s Ecstatic Witness. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001.
Kelly, L. G. The True Interpreter: A History of Translation Theory and Practice in the West. Oxford: Blackwell, 1979.
Sattelmeyer, Robert. Thoreau’s Reading: A Study in Intellectual History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988.
Seyboldt, Ethel. Thoreau: The Quest and the Classics. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1951.
Specq, François. “Unto the Wild: Rhetoric of the Ideal and Poetic Materialism in Thoreau’s Walden.” Amerikastudien 57, no. 3 (2012): 389402.
Van Anglen, K. P. Introduction to Translations, by Thoreau, Henry David, 159233. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987.
Chapter 14
Bode, Carl. The American Lyceum: Town Meeting of the Mind. New York: Oxford University Press, 1956.
Scott, Donald M.Print and the Public Lecture System, 1840–1860.” In Printing and Society in Early America, edited by Joyce, William L., Hall, David D., Brown, Richard D., and Hench, John B., 278–99. Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1983.
Scott, Donald M.The Profession That Vanished: Public Lecturing in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America.” In Professions and Professional Ideologies in America, edited by Geison, Gerald L., 1228. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983.
Wright, Tom F., ed. The Cosmopolitan Lyceum: Lecture Culture and the Globe in Nineteenth-Century America. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2013.
Chapter 15
Dillman, Richard H.Thoreau’s Humane Economics: A Reflection on Jean-Baptiste Say’s Economic Philosophy.” ESQ 25, no. 1 (1979): 2025.
Fink, Steven. Prophet in the Marketplace: Thoreau’s Development as a Professional Writer. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992.
Jones, Gavin. Failure and the American Writer: A Literary History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Neufeldt, Leonard N. The Economist: Henry Thoreau and Enterprise. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
Newman, Lance. Our Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Nature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Raymond, David B. “Henry David Thoreau and the American Work Ethic.” Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies n.s. 17 (2009): 137–56.
Walls, Laura Dassow. “‘As You Are Brothers of Mine’: Thoreau and the Irish.” New England Quarterly 88, no. 1 (2015): 536.
Chapter 16
Chura, Patrick. Thoreau the Land Surveyor. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010.
Nye, David E. America as Second Creation: Technology and Narratives of New Beginnings. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.
Petroski, Henry. The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance. New York: Knopf, 1990.
Rheinberger, Jans-Jörg. An Epistemology of the Concrete: Twentieth-Century Histories of Life. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.
Tresch, John. The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Walls, Laura Dassow. “Romancing the Real: Thoreau’s Technology of Inscription.” In A Historical Guide to Henry David Thoreau, edited by Cain, William E., 123–51. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Chapter 17
Duban, James. “Conscience and Consciousness: The Liberal Christian Context of Thoreau’s Political Ethics.” New England Quarterly 60, no. 2 (1987): 208–22.
Gougeon, Len. “Thoreau and Reform.” In The Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau, edited by Myerson, Joel, 194214. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Lynd, Staughton. Intellectual Origins of American Radicalism. New York: Pantheon Books, 1968.
Turner, Jack, ed. A Political Companion to Thoreau. Louisville: University of Kentucky Press, 2009.
Chapter 18
Pease, Jane H., and Pease, William H.. “Confrontation and Abolition in the 1850s.” Journal of American History 58 (March 1972): 923–37.
Rosenblum, Nancy, ed. Thoreau: Political Writings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Reynolds, Larry J.The Cimeter’s ‘Sweet’ Edge: Thoreau, Contemplation, and Violence.” Nineteenth-Century Prose 31, no. 2 (2004): 5174.
Taylor, Bob Pepperman. America’s Bachelor Uncle: Thoreau and the American Polity. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1996.
Yellin, Jean Fagan, and Van Horne, John C., eds. The Abolitionist Sisterhood: Women’s Political Culture in Antebellum America. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994.
Chapter 19
Bellin, Joshua David. “In the Company of Savagists: Thoreau’s Indian Books and Antebellum Ethnology.” Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies n.s. 16 (2008): 1–32.
Brooks, Lisa. The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
Deloria, Philip J. Playing Indian. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1999.
Kucich, John J. “Lost in the Maine Woods: Henry David Thoreau, Joseph Nicolar, and the Penobscot World.” Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies n.s. 19/20 (2011–12): 22–52.
Nicolar, Joseph. Life and Traditions of the Red Man. 1893. Edited by Kolodny, Annette. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007.
O’Brien, Jean M. Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
Sayre, Robert F. Thoreau and the American Indians. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1977.
Speck, Frank G. Penobscot Man: The Life History of a Forest Tribe in Maine. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1940.
Chapter 20
Demos, John. “The Antislavery Movement and the Problem of Violent ‘Means.’” New England Quarterly 37, no. 4 (1964): 501–26.
Gross, Robert A. The Minutemen and Their World. New York: Hill & Wang, 1976.
Oates, Stephen B. To Purge This Land with Blood: A Biography of John Brown. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1984.
Petrulionis, Sandra Harbert. To Set This World Right: The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau’s Concord. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006.
Reynolds, Larry J. Righteous Violence: Revolution, Slavery, and the American Renaissance. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011.
Sale, Maggie Montesinos. The Slumbering Volcano: American Slave Ship Revolts and the Production of Rebellious Masculinity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997.
Seybold, Ethel. Thoreau: The Quest and the Classics. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1951.
Young, Elizabeth. Disarming the Nation: Women’s Writing and the American Civil War. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Chapter 21
Cafaro, Philip. Thoreau’s Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2004.
Robinson, Kenneth Allen. Thoreau and the Wild Appetite. New York: AMS Press, 1985.
Shprintzen, Adam D. The Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an American Reform Movement. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
Stuart, Tristram. The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times. New York: Norton, 2006.
Chapter 22
Christie, John, and Shuttleworth, Sally, eds., Nature Transfigured: Science and Literature, 1700–1900. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1989.
Lurie, Edward. Louis Agassiz: A Life in Science. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.
Thorson, Robert M. Walden’s Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.
Walls, Laura Dassow. Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Natural Science. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995.
Welch, Margaret. The Book of Nature: Natural History in the United States, 1825–1875. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998.
Chapter 23
Richards, Robert. Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1989.
Schneider, Richard J. Civilizing Thoreau: Human Ecology and the Emerging Social Sciences in the Major Works. New York: Camden House, 2016.
Voget, Fred W. A History of Ethnology. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975.
Chapter 24
Primack, Richard B. Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Rudwick, Martin J. S. Worlds before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Sattelmeyer, Robert. Thoreau’s Reading: A Study in Intellectual History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988.
Thorson, Robert M. Walden’s Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth Century Science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.
Walls, Laura Dassow. Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995.
Worster, Donald. Nature’s Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Chapter 25
Arsić, Branka. Bird Relics: Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016.
Bellanca, Mary Ellen. Daybooks of Discovery: Nature Diaries in Britain, 1770–1870. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2007.
Berger, Michael Benjamin. Thoreau’s Late Career and “The Dispersion of Seeds”: The Saunterer’s Synoptic Vision. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2009.
Johnson, Rochelle. Passions for Nature: Nineteenth-Century America’s Aesthetics of Alienation. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2009.
Primack, Richard. Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Walls, Laura Dassow. Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Natural Science. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995.
Chapter 26
Arsić, Branka. Bird Relics: Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016.
Cavell, Stanley. The Senses of Walden. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Dimock, Wai Chee. “Hearing Thoreau’s Animals: Thoreau between Fable and Elegy.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 1, no. 2 (2013): 397401.
Matheson, Neill. “Thoreau’s Inner Animal.” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 67, no. 4 (2011): 126.
Neely, Michelle C. “Reading Thoreau’s Animals.” Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies n.s. 22 (2014): 126–35.
Rossi, William. “Following Thoreau’s Instincts.” In More Day to Dawn: Thoreau’s “Walden” for a New Century, edited by Petrulionis, Sandra and Walls, Laura Dassow, 8299. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007.
Walls, Laura Dassow. Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Natural Science. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995.
Chapter 27
Berger, Michael Benjamin. Thoreau’s Late Career and “The Dispersion of Seeds”: The Saunterer’s Synoptic Vision. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2000.
Richards, Robert J. The Meaning of Evolution: The Morphological Construction and Ideological Reconstruction of Darwin’s Theory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Richards, Robert J. The Romantic Conception of Life: Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Rossi, William. “Following Thoreau’s Instincts.” In More Day to Dawn: Thoreau’s “Walden” for a New Century, edited by Petrulionis, Sandra and Walls, Laura Dassow, 8299. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007.
Tauber, Alfred I. Henry David Thoreau and the Moral Agency of Knowing. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.
Thorson, Robert M. Walden’s Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.
Walls, Laura Dassow. Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Natural Science. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995.
Chapter 28
Borst, Raymond R., ed. The Thoreau Log: A Documentary Life of Henry David Thoreau. New York: G. K. Hall, 1992.
Emerson, Edward Waldo. Henry Thoreau as Remembered by a Young Friend. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1917.
Gross, Robert A.‘That Terrible Thoreau’: Concord and Its Hermit.” In A Historical Guide to Henry David Thoreau, edited by Cain, William E., 181241. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Lysaker, John T., and Rossi, William, eds. Emerson and Thoreau: Figures of Friendship. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.
Petrulionis, Sandra Harbert, ed. Thoreau in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2012. See esp. entries by Ellen Tucker Emerson and Edith Emerson Forbes, 3944.
Scharnhorst, Gary. Henry David Thoreau: An Annotated Bibliography of Comment and Criticism before 1900. New York: Garland, 1992.
Smith, Harmon Smith. My Friend, My Friend: The Story of Thoreau’s Relationship with Emerson. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001.
Chapter 29
Johnson, Linck C.The Life and Legacy of ‘Civil Disobedience.’” In The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism, edited by Myerson, Joel, Petrulionis, Sandra Harbert, and Walls, Laura Dassow, 629–41. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Perry, Lewis. Civil Disobedience: An American Tradition. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013.
Petrulionis, Sandra Harbert, ed. Thoreau in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2012.
Schneider, Richard J.Thoreau and American Environmentalism: A Study in Critical Reception.” In Critical Insights: Nature and the Environment, edited by Slovic, Scott, 1941. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2013.
Chapter 30
Cavell, Stanley. Emerson’s Transcendental Etudes. Edited by Hodge, David Justin. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003.
Duffy, Edward T. Secular Mysteries: Stanley Cavell and English Romanticism. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013.
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