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Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts

“Elise Lemire brings to life the former slaves of Walden Woods and the men and women who held them in bondage during the eighteenth century…Today Walden Woods is preserved as a place for visitors to commune with nature. Lemire, who grew up two miles from Walden Pond, reminds us that this was a black space before it was an internationally known green space.¬†Black Walden¬†preserves the legacy of the people who strove against all odds to overcome slavery and segregation.”

The book can be purchased here.