Civil Disobedience
Score: 4.5
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Civil Disobedience


  • Author: Henry David Thoreau
  • Release Date : 1866-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • File Size: 25760 Bytes


In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War....

Civil Disobedience
Score: 4.5
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Civil Disobedience


  • Author: Henry David Thoreau
  • Release Date : 2013-06-06
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
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Resistance to Civil Government (Civil Disobedience) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican–American War....

Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience


  • Author : Elizabeth Schmermund
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2017-07-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534500631


Civil Disobedience Book Description :

Civil disobedience, the refusal to obey certain laws, is a method of protest famously articulated by philosopher and writer Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay “Civil Disobedience.” Thoreau believed that protest became a moral obligation when laws collided with conscience. Since then, civil disobedience has been employed as a form of rebellion around the world. But is there a place for civil disobedience in democratic societies? When is civil disobedience justifiable? Is violence ever called for? Furthermore, how effective is civil disobedience?...

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience


  • Author : Henry David Thoreau
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-12-05
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781473346529


On the Duty of Civil Disobedience Book Description :

First published in 1849, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. Within it, he presents the argument that people should not allow governments to supplant their consciences, and that everyone has an important duty to avoid being pawns for injustice. A fascinating and timeless essay, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" is highly recommended for modern readers with an interest in civil disobedience, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Thoreau's seminal work. Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862) was an American poet, philosopher, essayist, abolitionist, naturalist, development critic, and historian. He was also a leading figure in Transcendentalism, and is best known for his book "W...

Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Civil disobedience in literature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604134391


Civil Disobedience Book Description :

Historically, exploration and colonization have been linked in troubling ways. This new volume discussesthe roles of exploration and colonization in Heart of Darkness, The Iliad, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Things Fall Apart, Wide Sargasso Sea, and other literary works. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme....

Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience


  • Author : Henry David Thoreau
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781775412465


Civil Disobedience Book Description :

Thoreau wrote Civil Disobedience in 1849. It argues the superiority of the individual conscience over acquiescence to government. Thoreau was inspired to write in response to slavery and the Mexican-American war. He believed that people could not be made agents of injustice if they were governed by their own consciences....

Civil Disobedience
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Civil Disobedience


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Forgotten Books
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  • ISBN 10 : 1606200259


Civil Disobedience Book Description :

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Civil Disobedience
Score: 3
From 9 Ratings

Civil Disobedience


  • Author : Henry David Thoreau
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681955575


Civil Disobedience Book Description :

A Book that Transformed America “Friendship is first, Friendship last. But it is equally impossible to forget our Friends, and to make them answer to our ideal.”- Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau Civil Disobedience was Thoreau's first published book and continues to transform American discourse. It is unusual for its symbolism and structure, its criticism of Christian institutions, and its many-layered storytelling. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xi...

Civil Disobedience in Focus

Civil Disobedience in Focus


  • Author : Hugo Adam Bedau
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-01-10
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134942589


Civil Disobedience in Focus Book Description :

The issues surrounding civil disobedience have been discussed since at least 399 BC and, in the wake of such recent events as the protest at Tiananmen Square, are still of great relevance. By presenting classic and current philosophical reflections on the issues, this book presents all the basic materials needed for a philosophical assessment of the nature and justification of civil disobedience. The pieces included range from classic essays by leading contemporary thinkers such as Rawls, Raz and Singer. Hugo Adam Bedau's introduction sets out the issues and shows how the various authors shed light on each aspect of them....

Crises of the Republic
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Crises of the Republic


  • Author : Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0156232006


Crises of the Republic Book Description :

In this stimulating collection of studies, Dr. Arendt, from the standpoint of a political philosopher, views the crises of the 1960s and early '70s as challenges to the American form of government. The book begins with "Lying in Politics," a penetrating analysis of the Pentagon Papers that deals with the role of image-making and public relations in politics. "Civil Disobedience" examines the various opposition movements from the Freedom Riders to the war resisters and the segregationists. "Thoughts on Politics and Revolution," cast in the form of an interview, contains a commentary to the author's theses in "On Violence." Through the connected essays, Dr. Arendt examines, defines, and clarifies the concerns of the American citizen of the time.--From ...

Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
Score: 3
From 9 Ratings

Civil Disobedience and Other Essays


  • Author : Henry David Thoreau
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-02-29
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486110110


Civil Disobedience and Other Essays Book Description :

Representative sampling of Thoreau's most frequently read and cited essays: "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" (1849), "Life without Principle" (1863), "Slavery in Massachusetts" (1854), "A Plea for Captain John Brown" (1869) and "Walking" (1862)....

Civil Disobedience Illustrated

Civil Disobedience Illustrated


  • Author : Henry David Thoreau
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-08-03
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 9798671754629


Civil Disobedience Illustrated Book Description :

Resistance to Civil Government, called Civil Disobedience for short, is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War (1846-1848)....