Civil Disobedience: And Other Essays

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Henry David Thoreau

Narrated By: Jefferson Mays

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: March 2004

Duration: 4 hours 45 minutes


American author, poet, and philosopher Henry David Thoreau was a passionate abolitionist. Inspired by his opposition to slavery, his illuminating essay "Civil Disobedience" presents the theory that "the government is best that governs least." A powerful testament that remains as important today as it was during its conception, this theory argues that citizens should not allow their government to overrule through taxes and unjust laws.


Civil Disobedience: And Other Essays

by Henry David Thoreau

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Civil Disobedience: And Other Essays, Henry David Thoreau