The Higher Law
Thoreau on Civil Disobedience and Reform
By (author) Henry David Thoreau
Edited by Wendell Glick
Introduction by Howard Zinn
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Higher Law by Henry David Thoreau
Book DescriptionThese thirteen selections from the polemical writings of Henry D. Thoreau represent every stage in his twenty-two years of active writing. This edition, introduced by writer and historian Howard Zinn, is a microcosm of Thoreau's literary career. It allows the reader to achieve a full sense of Thoreau's evolution as a writer and thinker. Most famous of these essays is "Resistance to Civil Government," better known as "Civil Disobedience." Still a standard text in American high schools, it has long inspired nonviolent protest around the world. It influenced those who opposed apartheid in South Africa and motivated international anti-war demonstrators during 1960s and 1970s. "Civil Disobedience" will surely continue to influence generations of readers for years to come.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691118765
(203mm x 127mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 24-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Howard Zinn is one of the America's most widely read historians. He is the author of many books and plays, including the classic "A People's History of the United States".
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