Objects & Places from Civil Disobedience, and Other Essays

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This was the state where Thoreau was a resident.


This town is the location of Thoreau's fiery anti-slavery address Slavery in Massachusetts that he delivered at an Independence Day meeting.


This is the town where Thoreau lived and worked as a surveyor and schoolmaster.

Old Marlborough Road

This was an abandoned path near Thoreau's home town on which he enjoyed walking.

Kansas and Nebraska

These territories were allowed to determine for themselves whether or not slavery would be allowed within the territories.

Rhine River

In the essay "Walking", Thoreau referred to this as a metaphor for the rich history of Europe.

Boston Courthouse

This was the scene of a violent encounter between state officials and anti-slavery protesters who attempted to free a fugitive slave being held there.

Concord Bridge, Lexington Common, Bunker Hill

Thoreau referred to these battle sites in the essay "A Plea for...

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