The Higher Law: Thoreau on Civil Disobedience and Reform / Edition 1

The Higher Law: Thoreau on Civil Disobedience and Reform / Edition 1

by Henry David Thoreau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691118760

ISBN-13: 9780691118765

Pub. Date: 05/24/2004

Publisher: Princeton University Press

These thirteen selections from the polemical writings of Henry D. Thoreau represent every stage in his twenty-two years of active writing. This edition, introduced by writer and historian Howard Zinn, is a microcosm of Thoreau's literary career. It allows the reader to achieve a full sense of Thoreau's evolution as a writer and thinker. Most famous of these essays

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These thirteen selections from the polemical writings of Henry D. Thoreau represent every stage in his twenty-two years of active writing. This edition, introduced by writer and historian Howard Zinn, is a microcosm of Thoreau's literary career. It allows the reader to achieve a full sense of Thoreau's evolution as a writer and thinker. Most famous of these essays is "Resistance to Civil Government," better known as "Civil Disobedience." Still a standard text in American high schools, it has long inspired nonviolent protest around the world. It influenced those who opposed apartheid in South Africa and motivated international anti-war demonstrators during 1960s and 1970s. "Civil Disobedience" will surely continue to influence generations of readers for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691118765
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/24/2004
Series:
Writings of Henry D. Thoreau Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Howard Zinn ix

The Service 3

Paradise (To Be) Regained 19

Herald of Freedom 49

Wendell Phillips Before Concord Lyceum 59

Resistance of Civil Government 63

Slavery in Massachusetts 91

A Plea for Captain John Brown 111

Martyrdom of John Brown 139

The Last Days of John Brown 145

Life without Principle 155

Reform and the Reformers 181

Index by Paul O. Williams 199

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