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.
A collection of about 100 quotes from John Muir, complete with attributions of original sources. Collected and edited by The Thoreau Society's own Richard Smith.Applewood Books, 2018. Hardcover, 32 pp.
A succinct look at the life of American author and naturalist John Muir (1838-1914). Penned by The Thoreau Society's own Richard Smith. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.Benna Books / Applewood Books, 2018. Hardcover, 28 pp.
A blend of tea inspired by the writings of Walt Whitman. Created of organic green tea, organic ginger roote, organic lemon peel, organic eleuthero root, organic lemongrass, and natural lemon flavor. This four-ounce tin of loose tea will make about 50 cups of tea. From our friends at Simpson & Vail.
A blend of tea inspired by Emily Dickinson's poetry and love of flowers. Created of jasmine tea, rose petals, jasmine blossoms, marigold petals, and blue cornflower petals. This four-ounce tin of loose tea will make about 50 cups of tea. From our friends at Simpson & Vail.
A blend of tea inspired by Frederick Douglass's commitment to equality and inclusion. Created of black teas from India, Vietnam, Kenya, China, and Indonesia. This four ounce tin of loose tea will make about 50 cups of tea. From our friends at Simpson & Vail.
John Muir's exuberance for nature was the touchstone for his commitment to the earth and all its creatures. As naturalist, writer, and activist, Muir shaped the spiritual and physical boundaries of some of our most treasured national parks. Editor Chris Highland pairs 60 insightful Muir quotes with selections from other celebrated thinkers and spiritual texts. Let Muir's words enrich your experience as you ponder the wilderness from river bank, mountain top, or as you relax beside your campfire under night stars.Wilderness Press, 2001. Paperback, 5 x 7 inch format, 145 pp.
Contains 73 short stories and 48 poems penned by American author Edgar Allan Poe. With an introduction by Wilbur S. Scott.Castle Books, 2002. Hardcover, 842 pp.
Chronicles the life of Frederick Douglass -- former slave, bestselling author, outspoken newspaper editor, brilliant orator, tireless abolitionist, and brave civil rights leaders. A combination biography and activity book for middle grade readers and up. Part of the For Kids series.Chicago Review Press, 2012. Paperback, 145 pp.
Presents an informative and richly considered exploration of the paradox of a man steeped in the Bible but more than willing to kill for his abolitionist cause. Locates John Brown within the currents of nineteenth century life and compares him to modern terrorists, civil rights activists, and freedom fighters. This is a vivid and startling story of a man and an age on the verge of calamity. Vintage Books, 2005. Paperback, 578 pp.
Caroline Healey Dall (1822-1912) was an astute observer and active participant in nearly every major intellectual and political movement of her day, from Transcendentalism to abolition to women's rights. These selections from her journals -- probably the longest-running series of diaries kept by any American woman -- reveal Dall's brilliant mind, her ready wit, and her deep understanding of the currents of change that swept the country during its first century of nationhood.Beacon Press, 2005. Paperback, 452 pp.
One of the earliest pieces of American nature writing and the first by a woman. The daughter of novelist James Fenimore Cooper, Susan Fenimore Cooper (1813-1894) uses narratives and descriptions of her walks and excursions to reveal her ideal society as a rural one, carefully poised between the receding wilderness and a looming industrialization. The edition, the only printing of the full original text since 1876, restores passages excised by the author for an 1887 edition. Edited by Rochelle Johnson and Daniel Patterson.University of Georgia Press, 1998. Paperback, 352 pp.
The 100th Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American classic. With a foreword by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns. This is John Muir's best and most enduring book, enhanced by photographs by renown photographer Scot Miller.Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. Hardcover, 190 pp.
150th Anniversary Edition of the 1855 release of Walt Whitman's classic work. It captures the typeface, design, and layout of the original edition as supervised by the poet himself. Includes Ralph Waldo Emerson's July 1855 letter to Whitman, Whitman's letter in response to Emerson, contemporary reviews, and an afterword by biography David S. Reynolds. A nice tribute edition for any Whitman appreciator.Oxford University Press, 2005. Hardcover, 167 pp.
Three of Stowe's books in one handy volume: Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Minister's Wooing, and Oldtown Folks. Includes chronology.Library of America, 1982. Hardcover, 1478 pp.