Walden by Henry David Thoreau (Annotated): The Duty of civil disobedience Hardcover Book (Hardcover)
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The essay Resistance to Civil Government, also referred to as On the Duty of Civil Disobedience or civil Disobedience for brief, was authored by Henry David Thoreau, an American writer who specialized in transcendentalism. It was initially published in 1849. In it, Thoreau says people shouldn't allow governments to overrule and weaken their consciences, and that they've a responsibility to avoid such acquiescence from making it possible for the authorities to utilize them as agents of injustice. Thoreau's disdain for slavery and the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) have been elements in his motivation.
Here is the complete text of the novel with the followings annotations:
Original life and, education 1817-1837:
Henry David Thoreau was created David Henry Thoreau in Concord, Massachusetts, into probably the "modest New England family" of John Thoreau, a pencil maker, and Cynthia Dunbar. The father of his was of French Protestant descent.The paternal grandfather of his were definitely created on the UK crown dependency island of Jersey.
The maternal grandfather of his, Asa Dunbar, led Harvard's 1766 pupil "Butter Rebellion", the original recorded pupil protest in the American colonies.David Henry was named after his just lately deceased paternal uncle, David Thoreau. He started calling himself Henry David when he finished college; he never ever petitioned to create a legal name change.