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The Legendary Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (map and brochure)
The Legendary Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (map and brochure)
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A handy history, guide, and map to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts. Unfolds to 18 panels. Cites 34 notable gravesites to visit and includes genealogical and historical details, with placements on the map to provide directions. Includes the folks on Authors Ridge, of course: the Thoreaus, the Hawthornes, the Alcotts, and the Emersons, along with many others that you may have missed in person. Take it along on your next visit, or visit vicariously, away.
Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 2005; revised 2014.
People of Concord
The People of Concord: American Intellectuals and Their Timeless Ideas - Paul Brooks
Our Price: $15.95

A 2006 reprint of Paul Brooks' 1990 work examining life in Concord, MA in 1845, during a cultural revolution that changed forever the hearts and minds of countless Americans. This small New England town nourished some of the most progressive and influential thinkers of its time: Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, A. Bronson Alcott and his then 13 year old daughter, Louisa and many others. This book will transport you to the time of these extraordinary citizens and offers a fascinating look at the "Athens of America"
Fulcrum Publishing, 2006. 239 pp. Paperback.
The Peabody Sisters
The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism - Megan Marshall
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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. 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.
Houghton Mifflin, 2005. Paperback, 602 pp.
Exploring Concord's Historic Burial Ground: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Exploring Concord's Historic Burial Ground: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
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Presents the full history of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts. With biographies of 43 inspirational nineteenth-century citizens who made major contributions to Concord and to the world. The significance of this "quiet valley" -- which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places -- compelled the Friends to create this history for the appreciation of visitors from around the world as well as for local citizens. Includes map and many black and white illustrations. Goes beyond what can be found on the Friends' map and brochure. "The Legendary Sleepy Hollow Cemetery," which can also be purchased from the Shop at Walden Pond.
Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 2018. Paperback, 70 pp.
Thoreau's Walden
Thoreau's Walden (Images of America) - Tim Smith
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From Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, Thoreau's Walden presents the history and beauty of Walden Pond through Henry David Thoreau's writings and Tim Smith's historical research and photography.
Arcadia Publishing: 2002. Paperback, 96 pp.

The Great Meadow
The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord - Brian Donahue
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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.
Yale University Press, 2004. Paperback, 310 pp. x 10 inch format.
To Set This World Right: The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau's Concord - Sandra Harbert Petrulionis
To Set This World Right: The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau's Concord - Sandra Harbert Petrulionis
Our Price: $29.95

In the Decade before the Civil War, Concord, MA, was a center of abolitionist sentiment and activism. This is the first book to recover and examine the voices, events, and influences of the antebellum antislavery movement in Concord. In addressing fundamental questions about the origin and nature of radical abolitionism in this most American of towns, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis frames the antislavery ideology of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson - two of Concord's most famous residents - as a product of family and community activism and presents the civic context in which their outspoken abolitionism evolved. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 258, Spring 2007, p. 5.
Cornell University Press, 2007. 233 pp. Hardcover.
Deep Travel: In Thoreau's Wake on the Concord and Merrimack - David K. Leff
Deep Travel: In Thoreau's Wake on the Concord and Merrimack - David K. Leff
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In the hot summer of 2004, the author floated away from the routine of daily life just as Henry David Thoreau and his brother had done in their own small boat in 1839. This first-person narrative uses his ecological way of looking, of going deep rather than far, to show that our outward journeys are inseparable from our inward ones. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 271, Summer 2010, p. 12.
Iowa University Press, 2009. Hardcover, 264 pp.
Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts - Elise Lemire
Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts - Elise Lemire
Our Price: $32.50

Presents in a vivid fashion the little known story of slavery in Concord, and the history of the black families there from the time before the Revolution throgh the time of the Civil War. Thoreau's famous Walden Woods was home to several generations of freed slaves and their children. Shows us another side of the history of the birthplace of the Revolution and the home of the Transcendentalists.
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009. Hard Cover, 220 pp.
An Observant Eye: The Thoreau Collecton at the Concord Museum - David F. Wood
An Observant Eye: The Thoreau Collecton at the Concord Museum - David F. Wood
Our Price: $39.95

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. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 257, Winter 2007, p. 6.
Concord Museum, 2006. Hardcover, 159 pp.