Depictions of Rural Life by Smith, Crèvecoeur, Irving, and Thoreau

Compare and contrast the depictions of rural life that appear in texts by three or more of the following writers: Smith, Crèvecoeur, Irving, and Thoreau.

What values and/or anxieties do these writers attach to remote or isolated parts of America? Some of these texts are more ambivalent about rural life than they may initially appear. Your response should contain a clear and specific thesis statement that responds to the question. It also should support its thesis statement with sufficient evidence from the texts.