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Henry David Thoreau . Basic info . July/12/1817 to may/6/1862. From concord Massachusetts. He was a middle class He went to Harvard. He wrote books which was about the belief of finding spirituality in nature which inspired him to abolish slavery .

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basic info
Basic info
  • July/12/1817 to may/6/1862.
  • From concord Massachusetts.
  • He was a middle class
  • He went to Harvard.
  • He wrote books which was about the belief of finding spirituality in nature which inspired him to abolish slavery
  • Thoreau's grave in sleepy hallow grave yard.
the movement
The movement.
  • He was a member of the abolishment act .
  • The goal was to end slavery .
  • It became popular in 1833.
  • It was successful, it made slavery illegal in 1863
  • A replica of Thoreau cabin.
why is he important
Why is he important?
  • He lead people through the underground real road.
  • He is steal famous for his books and his legacy is steal loved today.
more about his book
More about his book.
  • Walden was published in 1854, seven years after Henry David Thoreau ended his stay in a small cabin near Walden Pond. During those years, Thoreau painstakingly revised and polished his manuscript, based on journals he kept while living at the pond. He hoped his book would establish him as the foremost spokesman for the American transcendentalist movement.
work sited
Work sited
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/authors/thoreau/
  • http://www.walden.org/thoreau