Walden becomes a . Considered a formative piece in the canon of American literature, the book has at times been described as a personal declaration of independence and a manual for self-reliance.Consider this.
Thoreau graduated from college as the country reeled economically from the Panic of 1837. Jobs were sparse; businesses were failing.
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