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Week On the Concord and Merrimack Rivers By Keith Perez
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for a buffalo-skin was to be our bed, and a tent of cotton cloth our roof. It was strongly built, but heavy, and hardly of better model than usual. If rightly made, a boat would be a sort of... More > amphibious animal, a creature of two elements, related by one half its structure to some swift and shapely fish, and by the other to some strong-winged and graceful bird. The fish shows where there should be the greatest breadth of beam and depth< Less
Henry David Thoreau Classics: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers By Henry David Thoreau
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While the book may appear to be a travel journal, broken up into chapters for each day, the book is rarely about that topic, as the actual trip took two weeks. While given passages are a literal... More > description of the journey from Concord, Massachusetts, down the Concord River to the Middlesex Canal, to the Merrimack River, up to Concord, New Hampshire, and back, much of the text is in the form of digressions by the Harvard-educated author on diverse topics such as religion, poetry, and history. Thoreau relates these topics back to his own life experiences, often framed by the rapid changes taking place in his native New England during the Industrial Revolution, often changes that Thoreau laments.< Less
The Mills in Lawrence By Guilmette School
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The Guilmette Elementary School in Lawrence, MA held a summer school program for English Language Learners in the summer of 2008. The focus of the program was to learn more about the City of... More > Lawrence, including the history of the Mills and the immigrants. The children visited a new site each day and wrote about each site visited. This book is a collection of their learnings.< Less
The Mills in Lawrence By Guilmette School
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The Guilmette Elementary School in Lawrence, MA held a summer school program for English Language Learners in the summer of 2008. The focus of the program was to learn more about the City of... More > Lawrence, including the history of the Mills and the immigrants. The children visited a new site each day and wrote about each site visited. This book is a collection of their learnings.< Less
HISTORY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, FROM IT'S FIRST DISCOVERY By Edwin D. Sanborn, LL.D.
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HISTORY OF N.H., FROM IT'S FIRST DISCOVERY pretty much says it all. Included are dissertations upon the rise of opinions & institutions, the growth of agriculture & manufactures, & the... More > influence of leading families & distinguished men. Some of the Families included are: the Livermores; the Pickerings; the Weares; the Bartletts; the Websters; Smith; Woodbury; Wentwood. Please see the 'Preview' for a list of the contents. This book is full of New Hampshire's history from Churches, Manufacturing,the Mills, Political, Agriculture, Academics, Commerce, Banks,the Coastline, the Rivers, Isle of Shoals all the way to 1874.< Less
Walking By Henry David Thoreau
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"Walking" is an essay written by Henry David Thoreau, . Between 1851 and 1860 Thoreau read the piece a total of ten times, more than any other of his lectures. He considered it one of his... More > seminal works, so much so, that he once wrote of the lecture, "I regard this as a sort of introduction to all that I may write hereafter." Thoreau constantly reworked and revised the piece throughout the 1850s, calling the essay "Walking." A meandering ode to the simple act and accomplished art of taking a walk. Profound and humorous, companionable and curmudgeonly. Walking, by America's first nature writer, is your personal and portable guide to the activity that, like no other, awakens the senses and soul to the 'absolute freedom and wildness' of nature. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an essayist, poet, philosopher, and anti-slavery activist. Among his other notable books are A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and Civil Disobedience.< Less