A Yankee in Canada (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

A Yankee in Canada (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Henry David Thoreau
     
 

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This collection of essays, published in 1866, features not only Thoreau's whimsical account of his 1850 trip to Canada but one of his most famous and influential essays, "Civil Disobedience," as well as "A Plea for Captain John Brown" and "Slavery in Massachusetts."


Overview

This collection of essays, published in 1866, features not only Thoreau's whimsical account of his 1850 trip to Canada but one of his most famous and influential essays, "Civil Disobedience," as well as "A Plea for Captain John Brown" and "Slavery in Massachusetts."


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411436534
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
04/12/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
306
File size:
162 KB

Meet the Author

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American philosopher, naturalist, essayist, and a member of the Transcendatalist school associated with Emerson. He is best known for the collection of essays published under the title Walden (1854), inspired by his solitary sojourn at Walden Pond. His ideas on civil disobedience influenced Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 12, 1817
Date of Death:
May 6, 1862
Place of Birth:
Concord, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Concord, Massachusetts
Education:
Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837

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