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A Political Companion to Henry David Thoreau

by Jack Turner (Editor)

Other authors: Jane Bennett (Contributor), William Chaloupka (Contributor), Thomas L. Dumm (Contributor), Christopher A. Dustin (Contributor), Harry V. Jaffa (Contributor)10 more, Leigh Kathryn Jenco (Contributor), Melissa Lane (Contributor), Shannon L. Mariotti (Contributor), Susan McWilliams (Contributor), Andrew Norris (Contributor), Anthony J. Parel (Contributor), Nancy L. Rosenblum (Contributor), George Shulman (Contributor), Bob Pepperman Taylor (Contributor), Brian Walker (Contributor)

Series: Political Companions to Great American Authors

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The writings of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) have captivated scholars, activists, and ecologists for more than a century. Less attention has been paid, however, to the author's political philosophy and its influence on American public life. Although Thoreau's doctrine of civil disobedience has long since become a touchstone of world history, the greater part of his political legacy has been overlooked. With a resurgence of interest in recent years, A Political Companion to Henry David Thoreau is the first volume focused exclusively on Thoreau's ethical and political thought. Jack Turner illuminates the unexamined aspects of Thoreau's political life and writings. Combining both new and classic essays, this book offers a fresh and comprehensive understanding of Thoreau's politics, and includes discussions of subjects ranging from his democratic individualism to the political relevance of his intellectual eccentricity. The collection consists of works by sixteen prominent political theorists and includes an extended bibliography on Thoreau's politics. A Political Companion to Henry David Thoreau is a landmark reference for anyone seeking a better understanding of Thoreau's complex political philosophy.… (more)
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Bennett, JaneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chaloupka, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dumm, Thomas L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dustin, Christopher A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jaffa, Harry V.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jenco, Leigh KathrynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lane, MelissaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mariotti, Shannon L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McWilliams, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Norris, AndrewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parel, Anthony J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rosenblum, Nancy L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shulman, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Taylor, Bob PeppermanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The writings of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) have captivated scholars, activists, and ecologists for more than a century. Less attention has been paid, however, to the author's political philosophy and its influence on American public life. Although Thoreau's doctrine of civil disobedience has long since become a touchstone of world history, the greater part of his political legacy has been overlooked. With a resurgence of interest in recent years, A Political Companion to Henry David Thoreau is the first volume focused exclusively on Thoreau's ethical and political thought. Jack Turner illuminates the unexamined aspects of Thoreau's political life and writings. Combining both new and classic essays, this book offers a fresh and comprehensive understanding of Thoreau's politics, and includes discussions of subjects ranging from his democratic individualism to the political relevance of his intellectual eccentricity. The collection consists of works by sixteen prominent political theorists and includes an extended bibliography on Thoreau's politics. A Political Companion to Henry David Thoreau is a landmark reference for anyone seeking a better understanding of Thoreau's complex political philosophy.

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