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Anti-Black Racism in America - Joanne Pope Melish Anti-Black Racism in America - Joanne Pope Melish

Traces the history of anti-black racism -- with a special focus on Concord and Massachusetts -- from the early 1800s through the May 2020 death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Includes a special sidebar defining how the words "race" and "racism" have been used and interpreted, throughout the years. Published by our friends at the Robbins House.

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"Live Deliberately" Thoreau Quote Cloth Wristband "Live Deliberately" Thoreau Quote Cloth Wristband

A constant reminder to "live deliberately." This cloth wristband is made of soft eco-friendly and biodegradable bamboo fabric. It has a bamboo barrel lock made from 50% less plastic than a standard barrel lock. Be as careful as you are deliberate, though -- because this wristband cannot be removed once the lock is fastened, unless you cut it off your wrist. Recommended for adults only.

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A John Brown Reader - John Brown, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, et al. A John Brown Reader - John Brown, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, et al.

A collection of writings by and about strident antislavery leader John Brown (1800-1859). Contents: A lengthy selection of letters written by Brown ; "Letter to the Editor" / Victor Hugo ; "With a Rose" / Louisa May Alcott ; "The Portent" / Herman Melville ; "John Brown" / Ralph Waldo Emerson ; "The Last Days of John Brown" / Henry David Thoreau ; "John Brown" / Frederick Douglass ; "Osawatomie" / Carl Sandburg ; "John Brown's Prayer" / Stephen Vincent Benet ; "The Blow," "The Riddle of the Sphinx," and "The Legacy of John Brown," by W. E. B. DuBois.
Dover Publications, 2021. Paperback, 246 pp.

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Cape Cod (Best of Thoreau) - Henry David Thoreau Cape Cod (Best of Thoreau) - Henry David Thoreau

A classic edition of one of Henry David Thoreau's classic works. Contains all ten essays written about Thoreau's first three excursions to Cape Cod in southeastern Massachusetts. This is a quality reprint of the Thomas Crowell edition published in 1908. Includes illustrations by photographer, artist, and writer Clifton Johnson (1865-1940), who also supplied an introduction.
Sea Wolf Press, 2020. Paperback, 207 pp.

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General Maxims of Teaching - A. Bronson Alcott General Maxims of Teaching - A. Bronson Alcott

Transcendentalist philosopher and educator Amos Bronson Alcott first penned his 58 Maxims for Teaching, By Which to Regulate the Instructor's Practice in Instruction in 1826. These collected words of wisdom and counsel guided his own educational techniques and later informed his teaching practices at Boston's Temple School. Includes a brief biography. A terrific gift for a teacher.
Applewood Books, 2020. Small hardback, 20 pp.

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Walden and Civil Disobedience (Best of Thoreau) - Henry David Thoreau (Paperback) Walden and Civil Disobedience (Best of Thoreau) - Henry David Thoreau (Paperback)

A classic edition of one of Henry David Thoreau's classic works. Contains the full texts of both Walden and the essay, "Civil Disobedience." This is a quality reprint of the Thomas Crowell edition published in 1910. Includes illustrations by photographer, artist, and writer Clifton Johnson (1865-1940). Also available in hardcover.
Sea Wolf Press, 2020. Paperback, 294 pp.

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Thoreau-Inspired Field Notebook - Henry David Thoreau, Kathleen Coyne Kelly Thoreau-Inspired Field Notebook - Henry David Thoreau, Kathleen Coyne Kelly

A blank field notebook featuring drawings from Henry David Thoreauís Journal throughout, as well as a full-color Journal manuscript page with two drawings. Includes a brief introduction to Thoreauís Journal drawings as well as suggestions for writing field notes. Use this book to jot down on-the-spot observations or, afterward, to collect memories of a walk or an encounter. Printed on high-quality paper. With introduction by Kathleen Coyne Kelly.
The Thoreau Society, 2022. Paperback, 60 pp.

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Little Women: Featurinhg Photos from the Film - Louisa May Alcott Little Women: Featuring Photos from the Film - Louisa May Alcott

Originally published in 1868. This classic has remained enduringly popular, becoming the inspiration for a whole genre of family stories. It tells of the March family: Marmee, who looks after her four daughters while her husband serves in the Civil War; and the girls Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy who experience domestic trails and triumphs as they attempt to supplement the family's small income. In the second part of the book (sometimes known as Good Wives), the girls grow up and fall in love. Highly autobiographical! This edition is interspersed with black-and-white photos from the 2019 movie.
Abrams, 2019. Hardcover, 468 pp.

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"This Is the Life:" The Diary of Jennie McLeod - Leslie Perrin Wilson, ed. (SIGNED) "This Is the Life:" The Diary of Jennie McLeod - Leslie Perrin Wilson, ed. (SIGNED)

Paints a vivid picture of the life and times of Jennie McLeod, a 20th-century college girl from the mill town of Clinton, Massachusetts. Author Leslie Perrin Wilson presents Jennie and her world through careful research, contextual narrative, and a richly annotated transcription of her 1914-1918 diary. Jennie's distinctive personality, her family, friends, studies, and aspirations, along with the presence of larger events in the background -- world war and woman's suffrage, in particular -- all come to life on these pages. SIGNED BY THE EDITOR.
Moonglade Press, 2020. Paperback, 310 pp.

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I Begin with Spring: The Life and Seasons of Henry David Thoreau - Julie Dunlap, Megan Elizabeth Baratta (SIGNED) I Begin with Spring: The Life and Seasons of Henry David Thoreau - Julie Dunlap, Megan Elizabeth Baratta (SIGNED)

This colorful book for young readers weaves natural history around Henry Thoreau's life and times in a richly illustrated field notebook format that can be opened anywhere, inviting browsing on every page. Each season begins with quotes from Thoreau's schoolboy essay about the changing seasons. As we follow him through the fields and woods of Concord, we learn about his joys and challenges of growing up, as well as his experiment with simple living at Walden. For middle grade readers and up, through adults. Written by Julie Dunlap, illustrated by Megan Elizabeth Baratta. SIGNED BY BOTH on a label on the front flyleaf. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 321, Spring 2023, p. 9-10.
Tilbury House Publishers, 2022. Hardcover, 96 pp.

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The Minutemen and Their World (Revised and Expanded Edition) - Robert A. Gross (SIGNED) The Minutemen and Their World (Revised and Expanded Edition) - Robert A. Gross (SIGNED)

On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution began at the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. This book is a detailed reconstruction of the lives and community of this special place, and supplies a compelling interpretation of the American Revolution as a social movement: one that engaged not only the fabled Minutemen, but also women and Black residents of Concord. This revised and expanded edition, with a new preface and afterword by the author, updates a classic of American history writing for a new generation of readers. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022. Paperback, 336 pp.

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Nature Anatomy: The Puzzle (500 pieces) - Julia Rothman Nature Anatomy: The Puzzle (500 pieces) - Julia Rothman

Piece together a fascinating visual exploration of the natural world. Featuring illustrations from Julia Rothmanís best-selling book Nature Anatomy, this jigsaw puzzle will open your eyes to new ways of seeing earth and sky, flora and fauna. With each piece you put in place, natureís wonders unfold: the crystalline structure of a single snowflake, the different types of feathers on a bird, a constellation of stars. A distinctive blend of art and science, this sweeping study of the universe will delight, educate, and enlighten. Not suitable for children under 3 years of age.
Storey Puzzle, 2020. 500 pieces.

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Henry David Thoreau: Thinking Disobediently - Lawrence Buell Henry David Thoreau: Thinking Disobediently - Lawrence Buell

Henry David Thoreau can be a controversial figure. From his day to ours, he has provoked sharply opposite reactions ranging from reverence to dismissal. All told, he remains a rather enigmatic figure both despite and because we know so much about him. Here Lawrence Buell gives due consideration to all of these aspects of Thoreau's art and thought, framing key issues and complexities in historical and literary context.
Oxford University Press, 2023. Hardcover, 140 pp.

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All Good Things Are Wild & Free (Thoreau Quote) - 1000-Piece Puzzle All Good Things Are Wild & Free (Thoreau Quote) - 1000-Piece Puzzle

This 1000-piece puzzle features an exclusive illustration by Dutch artist Valesca van Waveren and is inspired by Henry Thoreau's line from "Walking:" "All good things are wild and free." As you complete the puzzle, piece by piece, you may be reminded of the simple joys of being in nature. Notice the little things! Completed puzzle size is a little more than 26 x 18 inches.
Flow / Workman, 2020. 1000 pieces. Not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

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"All Good Things are Wild and Free" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "All Good Things are Wild and Free" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "All good things are wild and free," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3.5 x 3.25 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"Goodness in the only investment" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "Goodness is the only investment" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "Goodness is the only investment that never fails," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3.5 x 3 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"Our life is often frittered away" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "Our life is often frittered away" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "Our life is often frittered away by detail ... simplify, simplify," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3 x 2.75 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"Heaven is under our feet" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "Heaven is under our feet" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3 x 3.25 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"Surely joy is the condition of life" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "Surely joy is the condition of life" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "Surely joy is the condition of life," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3 x 3 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"Tolerable Planet" Hand=Burned Wood Ornament "Tolerable Planet" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3.5 x 3 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3 x 2.75 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"Simplify, simplify" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "Simplify, simplify" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's advice, "Simplify, simplify," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3 x 3 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"Say what you have to say" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "Say what you have to say" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "Say what you have to say not what you ought. Any truth is better than make believe," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 4.25 x 3.25 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"Pursue some path" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "Pursue some path" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk in love and reverence," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3 x 3.75 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"In wildness is the preservation of the world" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "In wildness is the preservation of the world" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "In wildness is the preservation of the world," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3 x 3 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"Always you have to contend with the stupidity of men" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "Always you have to contend with the stupidity of men" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "Always you have to contend with the stupidity of men," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3.5 x 3.25 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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"If One Advances Confidently" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament "If One Advances Confidently" Hand-Burned Wood Ornament

Henry Thoreau's quote, "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours," has been hand-burned onto a smooth tree cookie. The reverse side gives his credit as "H.D.T." This natural and one-of-a kind ornament has been sealed with a polyurethane finish and includes a twine hanger. Measures about 3.75 x 3.5 inches, with a bark edge about half an inch wide. NOTE: Each wood ornament is unique. Current stock may not look exactly like the one pictured. Crafted in Massachusetts by Burning Woman.

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Three Roads Back: How Emerson, Thoreau, and William James Responded to the Greatest Losses of Their Lives - Robert D. Richardson, Megan Marshall Three Roads Back: How Emerson, Thoreau, and William James Responded to the Greatest Losses of Their Lives - Robert D. Richardson, Megan Marshall

Tells the connected stories of how these foundational American writers and thinkers dealt with personal tragedies early in their careers. For Emerson, it was the death of his young wife and, eleven years later, his five-year-old son. For Thoreau, it was the death of his brother. For James, it was the death of his beloved cousin Minnie Temple. This book shows how the writers' responses to these deaths helped spur them on to their greatest work, influencing the birth and course of American literature and philosophy.
Princeton University Press, 2023. Hardcover, 108 pp.

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Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World - Kathryn Aalto Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World - Kathryn Aalto

Celebrates 25 women whose influential writing helps to deepen our connection to and our understanding of the natural world. These inspiring wordsmiths are scholars, spiritual seekers, conservationists, scientists, novelists, and explorers. They defy easy categorization, yet they all share a bold authenticity that makes their work both distinct and universal. Featured writers include: Dorothy Wordsworth, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Gene Stratton-Porter, Mary Austin, Vita Sackville-West, Nan Shepherd, Rachel Carson, Mary Oliver, Carolyn Merchant, Annie Dillard, Gretel Ehrlich, Leslie Marmon Silko, Diane Ackerman, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Lauret Savoy, Rebecca Solnit, Kathleen Jamie, Carolyn Finney, Helen Macdonald, Saci Lloyd, Andrea Wulf, Camille T. Dungy, Elena Passarello, Amy Liptrot, and Elizabeth Rush.
Timber Press, 2020. Paperback, 287 pp.

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Inspiration Points: Where Our Writers Wrote - Clark Beim-Esche Inspiration Points: Where Our Writers Wrote - Clark Beim-Esche

Clark and Carol Beim-Esche traveled around the country to visit the sites where some of our greatest writers lived and wrote. Featured here are places connected with Washington Irving, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Bronson and Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Margaret Mitchell, and Robert Frost. Travel vicariously with them!
Clark Beim-Esche, 2020. Paperback, 269 pp.

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