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The Triumph of Nationalism/The House Dividing
Topic: Culture of the Common ManTopic: Cult of DomesticityTopic: ReligionTopic: ExpansionTopic: America in 1850
Topic: Religion
Overview of Triumph of Nationalism
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Text 1. Bryant/Freneau
Text 2. John Mayfield
Text 3. Alexis de Tocqueville
Text 4. Frederick Douglass
Text 5. George Fitzhugh
Text 6. Charles Colcock Jones
Text 7. Henry David Thoreau
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Text 8. Mormons

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7.  Henry David Thoreau, Walden; or, Life in the Woods, 1854; second half of Ch. 2: "Where I Lived and What I Lived For"

Henry David Thoreau

Note: Read the second half of the chapter, beginning with "Every morning was a cheerful invitation" (about halfway down the page).


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-   Length: 7 pages (with annotations).


Brief biography of Thoreau, from the Library of Congress (longer biography available on The Thoreau Reader)

Transcendentalists and modern environmentalism, discussed in an essay from the National Humanities Center's TeacherServe®:
"The Puritan Origins of the American Wilderness Movement"

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