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On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
     

On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience

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by Henry David Thoreau
 

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Henry David Thoreau's On the Duty of Civil Disobedience presents political theories dissecting democracy and the interaction between citizens and their government. Thoreau was deeply concerned about injustices he witnessed during his life. While he does not oppose government he believes that when a government becomes "abused and perverted" it ceases to represent the

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Henry David Thoreau's On the Duty of Civil Disobedience presents political theories dissecting democracy and the interaction between citizens and their government. Thoreau was deeply concerned about injustices he witnessed during his life. While he does not oppose government he believes that when a government becomes "abused and perverted" it ceases to represent the will of the people.

A thought provoking and influential work in its time On the Duty of Civil Disobedience it is perhaps more relevant for our day and is a must read for anyone interested in the welfare of our country.

Henry David Thoreau was an author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

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)

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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