Walden and Civil Disobedience

Walden and Civil Disobedience

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Henry David Thoreau


Category: Classics

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 6/22/23

Publisher: Union Square & Co.

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 312 pages

Weight: 374

Dimensions: 135 x 203 x 26

In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into a cabin in the woods at Walden Pond to record a philosophical experiment in living: to simplify his life, to support himself entirely by his own labor, and to draw spiritual sustenance from his surroundings. The result: Walden: Or, Life in the Woods (1854). In 1846, Thoreau refused to pay a mandated poll tax, refusing to support a government that protected slavery and had launched an aggressive war against Mexico. In his essay "Civil Disobedience," Thoreau argues that it is the duty of every citizen to disobey immoral laws-and willingly suffer the legal consequences for doing so.