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The Peabody Sisters
The Peabody Sisters, Megan Marshall
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Marshall, Megan The Peabody Sisters; Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2005, Paper Back Edition.
Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody were in many ways our American Brontes. The story of these remarkable sisters ? and their central role in shaping the thinking of their day ? has never before been fully told. Twenty years in the making, Megan Marshall's monumental biograpy brings the era of creative ferment known as American Romanticism to new life. Elizabeth, the oldest sister, was a mind-on-fire thinker. A powerful influence on the great writers of the era ? Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau among them ? she also published some of their earliest works. It was Elizabeth who prodded these newly minted Transcendentalists away from Emerson's individualism and toward a greater connection to others. Mary was a determined and passionate reformer who finally found her soul mate in the great educator Horace Mann. The frail Sophia was a painter who won the admiration of the preeminent society artists of the day. She married Nathaniel Hawthorne ? but not before Hawthorne threw the delicate dynamics among the sisters into disarray. Marshall focuses on the moment when the Peabody sisters made their indelible mark on history. Her unprecedented research into these lives uncovered thousands of letters never read before as well as other previously unmined original sources. The Peabody Sisters casts new light on a legendary American era. Its publication is destined to become an event in American biography.

This book is highly recommended for students and reading groups interested in American history, American literature, and women's studies. It is a wonderful look into 19th-century life.

The Great Meadow
The Great Meadow, Brian Donahue
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Donahue, Brian. The Great Meadow, Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord.Yale University Press, .
Describes in detail how the land was settled and how mixed husbandry was developed in the area of Concord that Thoreau would later call The Great Fields. Paper back edition, 310 pp. x 10 inch format.
Deep Travel, David K. Leff
Deep Travel, David K. Leff
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Deep Travel: In Thoreau's Wake on the Concord and Merrimack,
By David K. Leff  (Iowa University Press, hard cover.)
Observant Eye, David Wood
Observant Eye, David Wood
Our Price: $39.95

The Thoreau Collection at the Concord Museum.
In this first, fully illustrated publication about the Concord Museum's extraordinary Thoreau collection, David Wood skillfully demonstrates how Thoreau found significant meaning in both contemporary and historical objects.
A real treasure, this 8" by 9" hard cover book not only shows in color photographs many of the artifacts in this collection, but also discusses how details of Thoreau's life can be discerned in these objects, and the role that these objects actually played in Thoreau's intellectual life.