By Jack Turner
The writings of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) have captivated students, activists, and ecologists for greater than a century. much less realization has been paid, even though, to the author's political philosophy and its effect on American public lifestyles. even supposing Thoreau's doctrine of civil disobedience has lengthy due to the fact that turn into a touchstone of global historical past, the larger a part of his political legacy has been ignored. With a resurgence of curiosity lately, A Political spouse to Henry David Thoreau is the 1st quantity concentrated solely on Thoreau's moral and political thought.
Jack Turner illuminates the unexamined features of Thoreau's political existence and writings. Combining either new and vintage essays, this ebook bargains a clean and entire knowing of Thoreau's politics, and comprises discussions of topics starting from his democratic individualism to the political relevance of his highbrow eccentricity. the gathering includes works through 16 favourite political theorists and comprises a longer bibliography on Thoreau's politics. A Political better half to Henry David Thoreau is a landmark reference for an individual looking a greater realizing of Thoreau's advanced political philosophy.
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