Civil Disobedience/The Liberator

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Wendy McElroy

Narrated By: Craig Deitschmann

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: September 1994

Duration: 2 hours 8 minutes

Summary:

Civil Disobedience discusses Thoreau's arguments for civil disobedience-the deliberate violation of laws for reasons of conscience. Thoreau's concept is based on the belief that no law should command blind obedience, and that noncooperation with unjust laws is both morally correct and socially beneficial. The Liberator was a leading voice for abolitionism in the nineteenth century. Abolitionism called for the immediate emancipation of slaves, based on the principle that individuals own their bodies, labor, and the fruits of their labor. Abolitionists vigorously opposed gradualists, who called for phasing out slavery over a long period of time; they also opposed colonizationists, who wished to relocate former slaves in another country.

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