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Civil Disobedience By Henry .D Thoreau
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The classic essay on government, abolitionism and the responsibility of all to stand up against evil. Written in the Quikscript alphabet.
Walden, and on the Duty of Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau
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WALDEN,and on the DUTY oF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: Economy: When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had... More > built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again. This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format.< Less
Walden, and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau
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Thoreau's two most famous works, Walden and Civil Disobedience are here presented in one book. Both were written during Thoreau's two-year stay in a self-built cabin on land owned by Ralph Waldo... More > Emerson, which was located around the shores of Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau moved out to the property in 1845 to embark on an experiment... .< Less
Walden and Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau
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Walden is an American book written by noted Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and... More > manual for self reliance. it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years in a cabin he built near Walden Pond. By immersing himself in nature, Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection. Simple living and self-sufficiency were Thoreau's other goals, and the whole project was inspired by transcendentalist philosophy, a central theme of the American Romantic Period. Civil Disobedience is an essay that argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican–American War.< Less
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience By Henry thoreau
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Civil Disobedience (Resistance to Civil Government) is an essay by Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. It argues that people should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy... More > their consciences, and that people have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War.< Less
Walden and Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau
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In 1846 Thoreau began an experiment, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and... More > not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. At Walden he learned how to live simply, to care for his daily needs, while also helping a runaway slave on his journey to freedom and being arrested for refusing to pay federal taxes. After the experiment ended in 1848 he delivered a passionate lecture on Civil Disobedience expressing the opinion that when the government's actions violate your conscience you have a duty to not support the injustice. The two works, Walden and Civil Disobedience are credited by Mohandas Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr as impacting their work. Others that have cited Thoreau as a strong influence include Leo Tolstoy, President John F. Kennedy, Justice William O. Douglas, Ernest Hemingway, Upton Sinclair, Sinclair Lewis, and William Butler Yeats.< Less
On the Importance of Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau
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An argument that people should not permit governments to overrule their consciences, and that people have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents... More > of injustice.< Less
Quick Guide: Civil Disobedience By College Guide World
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Resistance to Civil Government (Civil Disobedience) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not... More > permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican–American War.< Less
Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau
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Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised. The... More > work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, and manual for self reliance.< Less
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau
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I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this,... More > which also I believe—"That government is best which governs not at all"; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government.< Less