On the Duty of Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau

Book Summary

Thoreau wrote his famous essay, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, as a protest against an unjust but popular war and the immoral but popular institution of slave-owning. He did more than write-he declined to pay his taxes, and was hauled off to gaol in consequence. Who can say how much this refusal of his hastened the end of the war and of slavery ? At the present day, in

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