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Meditations of John Burroughs: Nature is Home - John Burroughs, Chris Highland
Presents 60 reflections from this great and prolific American naturalist, John Burroughs (1837-1921). Pairs his writings with other and more contemporary writers.
2007. Paperback, 5 x 8 inch format, 142 pp.
Concord and the Civil War: From Walden Pond to the Gettysburg Front - Rick Frese
Author Rick Frese (a native of Concord) explores in detail the part taken by Concord and its illustrious citizens during the Civil War -- at home, on the road, in the bloody battles, and finally on to victory.
The History Press, 2014. Paperback, 6 x 9 inch format, 128 pp.
Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and "Race" in New England, 1780-1860 - Joanne Pope Melish
Following the abolition of slavery in New England, white citizens seemed to forget that it had ever existed there. Drawing on a wide array of primary sources -- from slaveowners' diaries to children's
daybooks to racist broadsides -- the author reveals not only how northern society changed but how its perceptions changed as well. Placing race at the center of New England history, Melish contends that slavery was important not only as a labor system but also as an institutionalized set of relations. The collective amnesia about local slavery's existence became a significant component of New England regional identity.
Cornell University Press, 1998. Paperback, 296 pp.
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