Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau

Civil Disobedience

By Henry David Thoreau

  • Release Date: 1866-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
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In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War.


  • Civil obedience

    By Kingliam46
  • Terrible

    By Jordan 3456
    Worst book ever 10/10
  • Exposition on the relationship of Government and The Citizen

    By Craig Gorsuch
    A quick read that elegantly shows American Government is supposed to SERVE The People, and a reminder that all political power flows FROM The People. A bit anarchistic at times, but the principals hold up in contemporary society.
  • A must read!

    By Chrisvpeace
    In hard times, a reading like this one can influence an individual greatly and "civil disobedience"is one of many of Henry's profound essays. Also iBooks is amazing, thank you.