Understanding Thoreau's Civil disobedience

by Kirk, Andrew.

Format: Print Book 2011
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Bethel Park Public Library Nonfiction 814 KI
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
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Henry David Thoreau's short work "Civil Disobedience" is one of American literature's most famous short works. Although it was first delivered as a lecture in 1848, it wasn't until the 20th century that it came to be valued for its ideas. This volume explains why the document was written, its impact at the time, and its relevance and significance in today's world. "Civil Disobedience" was a key text for, among others, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Thoreau's thoughts on the importance of individuals, informed dissent, and nonviolent resistance resonate in today's world. Readers will come away with a deeper understanding of the concept of civil disobedience and a new appreciation for one of America's great writers.
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Series Manifesto (Hauppauge, N.Y.)
Subjects Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862. -- Civil disobedience.
Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862 -- Political and social views.
Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862 -- Influence.
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Civil disobedience.
Publisher New York, NY :Rosen Pub.,2011
Other Titles Civil disobedience
Language English
Notes Originally published: Civil disobedience. New York : Barrons, 2004.
Description 128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 122-126) and index.
ISBN 9781448816712 (library binding)
1448816718 (library binding)
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