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Thoreau: Political Writings

Thoreau: Political Writings

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: May 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521476751

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  • Thoreau's political writing is intensely personal and direct. Both his life and work focus uncompromisingly on the question 'how should I live?', and for Thoreau, no element of day-to-day existence is left untouched by moral and political issues. This 1996 edition of Thoreau's political essays includes 'Civil Disobedience', selections from Walden, 'Life Without Principle', and the anti-slavery addresses, such as 'Slavery in Massachusetts'. In her introduction, Nancy L. Rosenblum places the essays in the context of Thoreau's life of self-examination, and the debates about the abolition of slavery, and she analyses the themes of citizenship and resistance that have made Thoreau an enduring influence in political philosophy and practice.

    • Was the first complete edition of Thoreau's political writings
    • Includes an introduction setting Thoreau's thought in its biographical and political context
    • Thoreau was a powerful and influential writer
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    • Date Published: May 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521476751
    • length: 218 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Chronology and bibliography
    1. 'Resistance to civil government'
    2. 'Economy', 'Higher laws', 'Conclusion' (from Walden)
    3. 'Life without principle'
    4. 'Slavery in Massachusetts'
    5. 'A plea for Captain John Brown'
    6. 'Martyrdom of John Brown'
    7. 'The last days of John Brown'.

  • Author

    Henry David Thoreau

    Editor

    Nancy L. Rosenblum, Brown University, Rhode Island

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