Henry David Thoreau
By Seth Bayle
Participation in the Reform Movement
Thoreau wrote Walden, A transcendentalism book about Henry David Thoreau and how he went into the woods for 2 years, 2 months, and 2 days. Wanting to survey nature and write about it."I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."- Henry David Thoreau
This book was very important, it showed views of a transcendtalism and told what he saw in Nature a place in which people thought it was just firewood, this book is now required to be read if you go to college because of its importance.
End of Life
Thoreau was remembered for his writings the most important ones being“Resistance to Civil Government” later changed to “Civil Disobedience”, and “Walden” A book made about transcendentalism. Henry was usually unhealthy, and he developed tuberculosis in college. Which ended with him meeting his demise at the age of 44, remembered for his writings, most remembered for walden.
"Henry David Thoreau, (born July 12, 1817, Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.—died May 6, 1862, Concord), American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher, renowned for having lived the doctrines ofTranscendentalism as recorded in his masterwork, Walden (1854), and for having been a vigorous advocate of civil liberties, ..."