Civil Disobedience | Study Guide

Henry David Thoreau

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Civil Disobedience | Section Summaries


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Section 1 (Why the Best Government Governs Least) Henry David Thoreau supports the motto, "That government is best which governs least," but really thinks the best govern... Read More
Section 2 (How to Achieve Abolition) Obstacles to slavery reform, Henry David Thoreau contends, are not only the powerful slaveholders in the South but the b... Read More
Section 3 (How to Conform to Honorable Laws) Henry David Thoreau hasn't paid a poll tax for six years. He spent one night in jail for nonpayment of taxes, but he did... Read More
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