Thoreau: People, Principles and Politics (American Century Series, Ac64)
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- Edition:First Edition
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- Publication Date:January 1963
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The teachings of Thoreau are alive today; indeed, they are more alive thoday than ever before.~ Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is no doubt that Thoreau's ideas greatly influenced my movement in India.~ Mahatma Gandhi
This volume presents Henry David Thoreau as a social thinker, rather than as a naturalist and philosopher, his usual role. It brings together his views on slavery, civil rights, free speech, and the political and social issues which foreshadowed the Civil War.
Here are over one hundred passages from his journals and letters, many of which have not hitherto been generally abailable. Also included are the famous essays: "Civil Disobediance,"
"Slavery in Massachusetts,"
"Life Without Principle,"
"Paradise (to Be) Regained,"
"Herald of Freedom,"
"Wendell Phillips Before the Concord Lyceum,"
"A Plea for Captain John Brown,"
"The Last Days of John Brown," and excerpts from Walden. The material in this book is a timely and provocative as it was when it was written over a hundred years ago. (Picture & Information from FIRST EDITION August 1963 ~Elegant Oddities)
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