Representative sampling of Thoreau's most frequently read and cited essays: "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" (1849), "Life without Principle" ...Show synopsisRepresentative sampling of Thoreau's most frequently read and cited essays: "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" (1849), "Life without Principle" (1863), "Slavery in Massachusetts" (1854), "A Plea for Captain John Brown" (1869) and "Walking" (1862).Hide synopsis
Description:Brand New Copy! New paperback copy of Civil Disobedience and...Brand New Copy! New paperback copy of Civil Disobedience and Other Essays by Henry David Thoreau. Dover Thrift Edition. Original Dover (1993) selection of essays reprinted form original sources. New Introductory Note. Contents: Civil Disobedience (1849) Slavery in Massachusetts (1854) A Plea for Captain John Brown (1860) Walking (1862) Life Without Principle (1863). Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola NY. Copyright 1993 by Dover Publications, Inc. 96 pages, 5-3/16 x 8-1/4 inches, 22 cm.
As the leading Transcendentalist after Emerson, Henry David Thoreau accepts and expands the teachings of "self-reliance." He refused to pay a tax that would affirm the abominable practice of slavery. He goes to jail - but only for one night; Emerson paid his friend's fine. Thus: civil disobedience. How he can justify a defense of John Brow is another matter.
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