By Jack Turner

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, notwithstanding, to the author's political philosophy and its effect on American public existence. even though Thoreau's doctrine of civil disobedience has lengthy on account that develop into a touchstone of worldwide heritage, the higher 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 targeted solely on Thoreau's moral and political thought.

Jack Turner illuminates the unexamined facets of Thoreau's political lifestyles and writings. Combining either new and vintage essays, this ebook bargains a clean and accomplished figuring out of Thoreau's politics, and contains discussions of topics starting from his democratic individualism to the political relevance of his highbrow eccentricity. the gathering contains works through 16 widespread political theorists and contains a longer bibliography on Thoreau's politics. A Political spouse to Henry David Thoreau is a landmark reference for an individual looking a greater knowing of Thoreau's complicated political philosophy.

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