Thoreau: Political Writings / Edition 1

Thoreau: Political Writings / Edition 1

by Henry David Thoreau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521476755

ISBN-13: 9780521476751

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Thoreau's political writing is intensely personal and direct. Both his life and work focus uncompromisingly on the question "how should I live?". This edition of Thoreau's political essays includes "Civil Disobedience", selections from Walden, and the anti-slavery addresses. In her introduction, Nancy L. Rosenblum places the essays in the context of Thoreau's life

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Thoreau's political writing is intensely personal and direct. Both his life and work focus uncompromisingly on the question "how should I live?". This edition of Thoreau's political essays includes "Civil Disobedience", selections from Walden, and the anti-slavery addresses. In her introduction, Nancy L. Rosenblum places the essays in the context of Thoreau's life of self-examination, and analyzes the themes of citizenship and resistance that have made Thoreau an enduring influence in political philosophy and practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521476751
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chronology and bibliography; 1. 'Resistance to civil government'; 2. 'Economy', 'Higher laws', 'Conclusion' (from Walden); 3. 'Life without principle'; 4. 'Slavery in Massachusetts'; 5. 'A plea for Captain John Brown'; 6. 'Martyrdom of John Brown'; 7. 'The last days of John Brown'.

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