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Walden: and, On the duty of civil disobedience [electronic resource].

Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 (Author). Field, Robin. (Added Author). Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 Civil disobedience. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781483066448 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1483066444 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 51 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio : 2009.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Robin Field.
Summary, etc.: In the early spring of 1845, Henry David Thoreau built and lived in a cabin near the shore of Walden Pond in rural Massachusetts. For the next two years, he enacted his own Transcendentalist experiment, living a simple life based on self-reliance, individualism, and harmony with nature. The journal he kept at that time evolved into his masterwork, Walden, an eloquent expression of a uniquely American philosophy. During the same period, Thoreau endured a one-day imprisonment for his refusal to pay a poll tax, an act of protest against the government for supporting the Mexican War, to which he was morally opposed. In his essay "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience," he defends the principles of such nonviolent protest, setting an example that has influenced such figures as Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., and that endures to this day. Henry David Thoreau is today considered one of the most influential figures in American thought and literature.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Civil disobedience.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 > Homes and haunts > Massachusetts > Walden Woods.
Wilderness areas > Massachusetts > Walden Woods.
Natural history > Massachusetts > Walden Woods.
Walden Woods (Mass.) > Social life and customs.
Authors, American > 19th century > Biography.
Government, Resistance to.
American essays > 19th century.

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