The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

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Since its publication in 1849, Henry David Thoreaua€™s Civil Disobedience has influenced protestors, activists and political thinkers all over the world. Including the full text of Thoreaua€™s essay, The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreaua€™s Civil Disobedience explores the context of his writing, analyses different interpretations of the text and considers how posthumous edits to Civil Disobedience have altered its intended meaning. It introduces the reader to: the context of Thoreaua€™s work and the background to his writing the significance of the references and allusions the contemporary reception of Thoreaua€™s essay the ongoing relevance of the work and a discussion of different perspectives on the work. Providing a detailed analysis which closely examines Thoreaua€™s original work, this is an essential introduction for students of politics, philosophy and history, and all those seeking a full appreciation of this classic work.of these great political essays. Thoreau appearsin the later essaysto beless certain about thepossibility or even the desirability of a complete disengagement from political life. Despite this one ... Availableat: jefferson/quotations-agriculture (accessed June 2014). ... 35 Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, To Set This World Right (Ithaca, NY and London: Cornell University Press, 2006), p. 2.

Title:The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau's Civil Disobedience
Author:Bob Pepperman Taylor
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-12-17


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