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The Day Pete Seeger Came to Class

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March 03, 2014 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

It began with Thoreau, as so much does. I was teaching a survey course in English and American literature, mainly to sophomores, when the time came to read Walden. I knew there would be naysayers, but I was not prepared for the overwhelmingly...

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