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Understanding Thoreaus Civil Disobedience Andrew Kirk

Understanding Thoreaus Civil Disobedience

Andrew Kirk

Published August 15th 2010
ISBN : 9781448816712
Hardcover
128 pages
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 About the Book 

Henry David Thoreaus short work Civil Disobedience is one of American literatures most famous short works.Although it was first delivered as a lecture in 1848, it wasnt 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 todays world. Civil Disobedience was a key text for, among others, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Thoreaus thoughts on the importance of individuals, informed dissent, and nonviolent resistance resonate in todays world. Readers will come away with a deeper understanding of the concept of civil disobedience and a new appreciation for one of Americas great writers.