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Reading Thoreau in the 21st Century
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Henry David Thoreau advocated for both civil disobedience to unjust political authority and also for nature’s appropriate role in our economic, moral, and spiritual lives. UVM professor Bob Pepperman Taylor discusses the relationship between Thoreau’s political and environmental messages and how they resonate today.
Underwriter: University of Vermont Humanities Center
Series Underwriter: St. Johnsbury Academy
For more information
- The Walden Woods Project is a great place to begin any research on Henry David Thoreau and his works.
- Want to experience Walden on your own? Tracy Fullerton and the Game Innovation Lab at USC developed “Walden, a game”—an interactive version of Thoreau’s experiment in living.
- Unfortunately, Walden Pond itself is succumbing to human contamination. Read this NBC News report.