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Thoreau Reader. A
premier resource created by Richard Lenat and now a joint undertaking with
the Thoreau Society.
Complete online texts (some annotated) including Walden,
The Maine Woods,
in Massachusetts, and Walking.
- Loaded with images, biographical sketches
and studies, spoofs, references (including a 1913 unabridged
Webster's), links to many other Thoreau sites, and excellent
teacher/student aids such as the Walden
The Thoreau Institute and
Walden Woods Project continue their
important activism in
environmental conservation; offer innovative
education programs for
youth, educators, and lifelong learners,
and provide excellent
research facilities -- an outstanding
library and archive
right in Walden Woods. The site offers calendars of upcoming events.
The Thoreau Society is
the oldest and largest American literary society devoted to a single author.
Every Thoreauvian should join and support it. Members conduct an annual
Gathering in Concord every July..
The Shop at Walden Pond
offers online purchasing of books and specialties.
The Writings of Henry D.
Thoreau ─ Richly informative
site by the editors of the authoritative Writings of Henry
D. Thoreau, based at the University of Santa Barbara, known as
"The Princeton Edition." New features on this redesigned site
Journal Transcripts, and
Henry David Thoreau Online is a thorough and reliable site
offering six major books, nearly 30 essays, correspondence with Emerson, and
The late Thoreau scholar and conservation activist
Thoreau Research Site includes superb natural history
bibliographies; profiles of many locations in "Thoreau country"; an
appreciation of the 1896 edition of Thoreau's
"Cape Cod" with artwork by Amelia Watson; and much more. (Ells's Personal Home Page is worth your visit,
The web site of Thoreau scholar
Bradley P. Dean, www.bradleypdean.com,
has been maintained as a memorial and a rich repository of Thoreau-related
files since Dean's untimely death in 2006.
Prof. Ann Woodlief's
rich, web-savvy site about the Transcendentalist authors.
Jone Johnson Lewis's
independent site offers useful
links to online texts, graphics, and biographical and historical
information (including background about Transcendentalism and
Paul P. Reuben's independent site at Cal State Stanhope offers useful links and discussions.
Houghton Mifflin's "Online Instructors'
Guide for the Heath Anthology of American Literature"
offers pages about Thoreau,
Douglass, and William
Lloyd Garrison, among others, in its Early 19th Century section.
and the Underground Railroad. Right here on our own web
site, extensive information about the Underground Railroad in
New England, African-Americans in Boston and Concord, and Thoreau's
Railroad Site -- Information and links
to plenty of resources. Created by high-school teachers in a
For general information on African American life in Thoreau's Boston, see the
http://www.nps.gov/boaf/ -- Historical information on nineteenth-century
black Bostonians and their liberation struggle, provided by the National
Park Service's Boston African American National Historic Site.
Includes profiles of abolitionists and a link to the Liberator Files,
an archive of selections from Wm. Lloyd Garrison's outspoken abolitionist
newspaper, which ran from 1831 to 1865.
http://www.afroammuseum.org/trail.htm -- Boston's African American community in the 1800s.
An online Black Heritage Trail by the Museum of Afro American
innovative site worth visiting is the
Stack of the Artist of Kouroo
(also known as The Kouroo Contexture, named after Thoreau�s parable in Walden).
This site draws upon a huge database created by Austin Meredith, a Thoreau
researcher and information systems expert, while at Brown University. Navigation is via a novel technology that
he calls "hypercontext" (different from hypertext). In its current
state, the site offers visitors an interlinked trove of downloadable PDF files
concerning Thoreau and his times, all based on a great deal of special research
undertaken by Meredith, and representing only about one percent of the
information in the whole database -- the portion of the Kouroo contexture that
Meredith has been able so far to put online without any funding.
The European Thoreauvian:
This multilingual cache of European Thoreau scholarship provides fresh
insights from several philosophers, notably the site�s founder, Antonio Casado
[biography] � see especially Casado�s important essay on
Did you know that Thoreau made his living as a land surveyor? It was a
profession he loved -- it kept him outdoors, the hours were flexible, and he
served his community. The
Concord Free Public Library 's
Dept. of Special Collections offers
web pages with all of Thoreau's
hand-drawn maps and diagrams, as well as many resources about Thoreau, Emerson
and the era, among its
And sample some other online readings--
Read Thoreau's Natural
History of Massachusetts, (1842), his first major prose work,
Writers on the Web" - Links to texts by & about
Thoreau, Emerson, Hawthorne, and the Alcotts, provided by the town of Concord.