I. A Thoreau Chronology
1817Born in Concord, Massachusetts, July 12, third child of
John and Cynthia Dunbar Thoreau.
1829-1833Educated at Concord Academy.
1833-1837Educated at Harvard College, graduating with a B.A. in
1837.
1837Taught for a few days in Concord public schools but
resigned when he was required to administer corporal
punishment.
1838-1841Conducted a private school in Concord with his brother
John.
1839Made excursion on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
with his brother John.
1840First essays and poems published in the Dial.
1841-1843Lived with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family.
1842His brother John died.
1843From May to December tutored William Emerson's chil-
dren on Staten Island.
1844With Edward Hoar, accidentally set fire to Concord
woods.
1845-1847Lived in a cabin at Walden Pond.
1846Was arrested and imprisoned for one night for nonpay-
ment of taxes.
Made a trip to the Maine woods.
1847-1848Lived with the Emerson family while Ralph Waldo Emer-
son was in England on a lecture tour.
1848Delivered a lecture on "Civil Disobedience" in Concord
and for the first time began to lecture outside Concord.

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  • Title Page iii
  • A Word to the Student vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Contents xiii
  • List of Documents xv
  • Thoreau Documents 1
  • I - A Thoreau Chronology 195
  • II - Selections from Thoreau's Writings 197
  • III - Biographical Notes On the Authors 235
  • IV - Bibliography 245
  • V - Suggested Topics for Papers 247
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