Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience

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by Henry David Thoreau
     
 

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Resistance to Civil Government (Civil Disobedience) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents

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Resistance to Civil Government (Civil Disobedience) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican�American War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016654294
Publisher:
Cricket House Books, LLC
Publication date:
06/06/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Massachusetts native Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a leading member of the American Transcendentalist movement, whose faith in nature was tested while Thoreau lived in a homemade hut at Walden Pond between 1845 and 1847. While there, Thoreau worked on the two books published in his lifetime: Walden and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. The Maine Woods, Cape Cod, Excursions, and other works were published posthumously.

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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Civil Disobedience 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
With the upcoming elections, I can think of quite a few people who could learn from this essay. ~*~LEB~*~
Anonymous 10 months ago
This essay helped me understand moral responsibility. "Under a governennt that imprisons any man unjustly, the only place for a just man is in prison."
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