Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau)was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, philosopher, and abolitionist who is best known for Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism.In 1817, Henry David Thoreau was born in Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1837, taught briefly, then turned to writing and lecturing. Becoming a Transcendentalist and good friend of Emerson, Thoreau lived the life of simplicity he advocated in his writings. His two-year experience in a hut in Walden, on land owned by Emerson, resulted in the classic, Walden: Life in the Woods (1854). During his sojourn there, Thoreau refused to pay a poll tax in protest of slavery and the Mexican war, for which he was jailed overnight. His activist convictions were expressed in the groundbreaking On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (1849). In a diary he noted his disapproval of attempts to convert the Algonquins "from their own superstitions to new ones." In a journal he noted dryly that it is appropriate for a church to be the ugliest building in a village, "because it is the one in which human nature stoops to the lowest and is the most disgraced." (Cited by James A. Haught in 2000 Years of Disbelief.) When Parker Pillsbury sought to talk about religion with Thoreau as he was dying from tuberculosis, Thoreau replied: "One world at a time."Thoreau's philosophy of nonviolent resistance influenced the political thoughts and actions of such later figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas K. Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. D. 1862.More: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/tho...http://thoreau.eserver.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Da...http://transcendentalism-legacy.tamu....http://www.biography.com/people/henry...
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Walden, Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Walden
Walden, Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Walden
Gratis
Henry David Thoreau
Civil Dis­obe­di­ence
Henry David Thoreau
Civil Disobedience
Gratis
The Selected Essays of Henry David Thoreau, Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Walk­ing
Henry David Thoreau
Walking
Gratis
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Cape Cod
Henry David Thoreau
Cape Cod
Gratis
Thoreau, Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Wild Ap­ples
Henry David Thoreau
Wild Apples
Gratis
Henry David Thoreau
A Plea for Cap­tain John Brown / Read to the cit­i­zens of Con­cord, Mass­a­chu­setts on Sun­day evening, Oc­to­ber thir­ti­eth, eigh­teen fifty-nine
Excursions, Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Excursions
Selections from the Journals, Henry David Thoreau
Canoeing in the wilderness, Henry David Thoreau
The Green Thoreau, Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
The Green Thoreau
The Essential Thoreau, Henry David Thoreau
The Writings VI, Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
The Writings VI
The Maine Woods, Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
The Maine Woods
The Essays, Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
The Essays
A Yankee in Canada, Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
A Yankee in Canada
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