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By Jack Turner

The writings of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) have captivated students, activists, and ecologists for greater than a century. much less awareness has been paid, in spite of the fact that, to the author's political philosophy and its effect on American public lifestyles. even supposing Thoreau's doctrine of civil disobedience has lengthy on account that turn into a touchstone of global background, the better a part of his political legacy has been neglected. 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 elements of Thoreau's political existence and writings. Combining either new and vintage essays, this booklet deals a clean and entire knowing of Thoreau's politics, and contains discussions of matters starting from his democratic individualism to the political relevance of his highbrow eccentricity. the gathering contains works by way of 16 well known 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 figuring out of Thoreau's complicated political philosophy.

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