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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

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 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: 9781604592931
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Publication date: 03/27/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 885,134
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Henry David Thoreau

Date of Birth:

July 12, 1817

Date of Death:

May 6, 1862

Place of Birth:

Concord, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Concord, Massachusetts


Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837

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