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Title: Henry David Thoreau


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Henry David Thoreau
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  • Was Highly influenced by Emersons little book
    Nature
  • Despite being Harvard educated he found himself
    as a surveyor and a pencil maker for a short time

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  • At the age of 28 went to Walden Pond and built a
    cabin on the land of Emerson
  • Spent 2 years there
  • The experience was seen as an experiment in
    living
  • He wrote a book based on his time at Walden and
    spent the next 9 years trying to sell it

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  • Thoreau was also an abolitionist and was against
    slavery
  • Died at the age of 44 of TB
  • Was seen as a hermit and prophet of passive
    resistance seen as an influence on Gandhi and
    Martin Luther King Jr.
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