Author(s): James S. Finley
Subject(s): Henry David Thoreau, Environmentalism, Environmental humanities, Environmental literature
Title: Pilgrimages and Working Forests: Envisioning the Commons in “The Maine Woods”
Item type: Book chapter
Permanent URL: https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:26127
Abstract: This chapter examines the tendency of readers of Thoreau’s 1864 book “The Maine Woods” to read the landscape through which Thoreau travels as pristine wilderness. I argue, by contrast, that Thoreau presented a social landscape, a “working-forest” avant-la-lettre.
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