in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Alternative Belief Systems; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 4076 words.
Thoreau, Henry David (12 July 1817–06 May 1862), author and naturalist, whose surname is pronounced “thorough,” was born in Concord, Massachusetts, the son of John Thoreau, a merchant and...