On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience

On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience

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by Henry David Thoreau
     
 

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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience is an important essay written by American author and Philosopher Henry David Thoreau. This influencial work argues for individual resistance to civil government in opposition to an unjust state due to moral reasons. Thoreau compares government to a machine and argues that it is the duty of citizens to make sure that their government… See more details below

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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience is an important essay written by American author and Philosopher Henry David Thoreau. This influencial work argues for individual resistance to civil government in opposition to an unjust state due to moral reasons. Thoreau compares government to a machine and argues that it is the duty of citizens to make sure that their government is just and that if it is not, it is equally their duty to stop the machine. On the Duty of Civil Disobedience is highly recommended for those who are interested in the writings of Henry David Thoreau and those who are discovering his works for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612030623
Publisher:
Bottom of the Hill Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Pages:
38
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.08(d)

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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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