By Jack Turner
The writings of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) have captivated students, activists, and ecologists for greater than a century. much less recognition has been paid, despite 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 when you consider that develop into a touchstone of worldwide heritage, the better a part of his political legacy has been neglected. With a resurgence of curiosity lately, A Political significant other to Henry David Thoreau is the 1st quantity concentrated completely on Thoreau's moral and political thought.
Jack Turner illuminates the unexamined facets of Thoreau's political existence and writings. Combining either new and vintage essays, this e-book bargains a clean and complete knowing of Thoreau's politics, and comprises discussions of matters starting from his democratic individualism to the political relevance of his highbrow eccentricity. the gathering contains works via 16 famous 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 advanced political philosophy.
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A Political Companion to Henry David Thoreau (Political Companions to Great American Authors) by Jack Turner