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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, besides the fact that, to the author's political philosophy and its impact on American public existence. even supposing Thoreau's doctrine of civil disobedience has lengthy considering that turn into a touchstone of global background, the higher a part of his political legacy has been missed. With a resurgence of curiosity lately, A Political better half to Henry David Thoreau is the 1st quantity targeted 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 publication bargains a clean and entire realizing of Thoreau's politics, and comprises discussions of topics starting from his democratic individualism to the political relevance of his highbrow eccentricity. the gathering contains works via 16 well-liked political theorists and contains a longer bibliography on Thoreau's politics. A Political significant other to Henry David Thoreau is a landmark reference for a person looking a greater realizing of Thoreau's complicated political philosophy.

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