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The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

By Bob Pepperman Taylor

Series Editor: Anthony Gottlieb

Routledge – 2015 – 224 pages

Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

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Description

Since its publication in 1849, Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience has influenced protestors, activists and political thinkers the world over. Including the full text of Thoreau’s essay, The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience explores the context of Thoreau’s writing, analyses different interpretations of the text and considers how posthumous edits to Thoreau’s work have altered its intended meaning. It introduces the reader to:

• The context of Thoreau’s work and the background to his writing

• The significance of Thoreau’s references and allusions

• The contemporary reception of Thoreau’s essay

• The ongoing relevance of the work and a discussion of different perspectives on the work

Providing a detailed analysis which closely examines Thoreau’s original work, this is an essential introduction for students of politics, philosophy and history, and all those seeking a full appreciation Thoreau’s classic work.

Contents

1. Introduction 2. Reading Civil Disobedience 3. Interpretations 4. Problems in Political Philosophy 5. Thoreau and American Political Thought 6. Text of Civil Disobedience Bibliography

Author Bio

Bob Pepperman Taylor is based in the Department of Political Science at the University of Vermont.

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Description: By Bob Pepperman TaylorSeries Editor: Anthony Gottlieb. Since its publication in 1849, Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience has influenced protestors, activists and political thinkers the world over. Including the full text of Thoreau’s essay, The Routledge Guidebook to...
Categories: American Political Thought, Modern Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Intellectual History, Protest Movements