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Civil disobedience

Author: Henry David Thoreau; Bob Pepperman Taylor
Publisher: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada : Broadview Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Broadview editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"In 1848 and again in 1849, Henry David Thoreau delivered a lecture in Concord, Massachusetts on "the relationship of the individual to the state." The essay now known as Civil Disobedience is a significant and widely admired contribution to abolitionist literature, as well as an anti-war tract, but Thoreau's focus is less on political organization and solidarity than it is on personal choice and individual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry David Thoreau; Bob Pepperman Taylor
ISBN: 1554813018 9781554813018
OCLC Number: 956957852
Description: 156 pages : portrait ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Henry David Thoreau: a brief chronology --
A note on the text --
Civil disobedience --
Appendix A: Thoreau's abolitionism developed. Plea for Captain John Brown (1860) / Henry David Thoreau --
Appendix B: Abolitionism. Address to the slaves of the United States (1865) / Henry Highland Garnet --
Tea-table talk (1836) / Elizabeth Margaret Chandler --
Declaration of sentiments of the American anti-slavery convention (1852) / William Lloyd Garrison --
Declaration of sentiments adopted by the peace convention, the liberator (28 September 1838) / William Lloyd Garison --
American union (1845) / William Lloyd Garrison --
Appendix C: Sectionalism and the Constitution. Report on his mission to Charleston, South Carolina (1845) / Samuel Hoar --
Exclusion of slavery from the territories (12 August 1848) / Daniel Webster --
Speech at Capon Spring, Virginia (28 June 1851) / Daniel Webster --
Appendix D: War with Mexico. Speech in U.S. House of Representatives on the war with Mexico (1848) / Abraham Lincoln --
Appendix E: Moral and philosophical context. Duty of submission to civil government explained (1822) / William Paley --
Politics (1844) / Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Series Title: Broadview editions.
Responsibility: Henry David Thoreau ; edited by Bob Pepperman Taylor.

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Robert Pepperman Taylor's new edition clarifies the specific political and philosophical contexts in which Thoreau composed Civil Disobedience.  Read more...

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