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"If we could build railroads"

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Walden; Or, Life in the Woods, Henry David Thoreau, 1910

Thoreau, Henry David. Walden; Or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. Xroads.virginia.edu. University of Virginia American Studies, Oct. 1998. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

The sentence “If we…build railroads” (lines 70-73) is noteworthy because

A

The author shifts from a criticisms of laborers to the product of their labor.

B

The author appeals to his own credentials as a social critic.

C

The author cites historical fact to bolster his opinions.

D

The author adopts the speech patterns of a common laborer.

E

The authors distinguishes between laborers and the owners of businesses.