A Yankee in Canada, with Anti-slavery and reform papers.

Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862

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  • First edition, edited by Sophia Thoreau and W.E. Channing.
  • The first three chapters appeared in Putnam's magazine 1853 under the title of "Excursion to Canada".
  • "Prayers" was attributed to Thoreau by mistake, only a prayer in verse included being his. The essay itself, first published in the Dial, is by Emerson and is now published in his Natural history of the intellect.


  • A Yankee in Canada.--Anti-slavery and reform papers: Slavery in Massachusetts.--Prayers.--Civil disobedience.--A plea for Captain John Brown.--Paradise (to be) regained.--Herald of freedom.--Thomas Carlyle and his works.--Life without principle.--Wendell Phillips before the Concord lyceum.--The last days of John Brown
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