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The Higher Law: Thoreau on Civil Disobedience and Reform (Princeton Classic Editions)

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  • Sales Rank:1,651,242
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:240
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):8.1 x 5.1 x 0.5
  • Publication Date:June 13, 2004
  • ISBN:0691118760
  • EAN:9780691118765
  • ASIN:0691118760
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Synopsis

These thirteen selections from the polemical writings of Henry D. Thoreau represent every stage in his twenty-two years of active writing. This edition, introduced by writer and historian Howard Zinn, is a microcosm of Thoreau's literary career. It allows the reader to achieve a full sense of Thoreau's evolution as a writer and thinker. Most famous of these essays is "Resistance to Civil Government," better known as "Civil Disobedience." Still a standard text in American high schools, it has long inspired nonviolent protest around the world. It influenced those who opposed apartheid in South Africa and motivated international anti-war demonstrators during 1960s and 1970s. "Civil Disobedience" will surely continue to influence generations of readers for years to come.


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