“On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” (1849) – Henry David Thoreau (primary source document)

 On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Primary source document written by Henry David Thoreau addressing the idea of civil disobedience. after spending the night in the Concord jail, Thoreau realizes he will not quietly accept his government’s policy in regard to slavery. Thoreau begins to feel that it is not only appropriate but imperative to disobey unjust laws.

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One Response to “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” (1849) – Henry David Thoreau (primary source document)

  1. Pingback: “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”-MLK,Jr. « My Blog

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