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Aside

I need constant reminders of the wider context of my work and this map was an apt reminder to stop and think about the areas involved in Douglass’ life and work.

I found this map in an email from that wonderful book shop, abebooks.com. who are currently running a promotion called:

Southern Discomfort:

Tumultuous Literature set in

the American South

Old Map of Southern States of America

Quote

When I first read Thoreau’s Walden Pond, I was fascinated by the railway track. I spent those classes wondering about it.

And when I took the opportunity to visit Walden, I checked this out. The railway runs beside the lake and Thoreau sited his cabin very close to both the lake and the railway track. It had always struck me as odd that on such a mission as this, Thoreau deliberately built his cabin near the track. Then he took the trouble to mention it in his account.

Any thoughts?

Walden Pond: where is that railway track?