His essay "On Civil Disobedience" , which came from this period of passive resistance, was acknowledged by Mahatma Gandhi who read it in a South African jail as the basis for his campaign to free India. Martin Luther King, Jr. Thoreau contracted tuberculosis in and suffered from it sporadically afterwards.
His health declined over three years with brief periods of remission, until he eventually became bedridden.
Recognizing the terminal nature of his disease, Thoreau spent his last years revising and editing his unpublished works, particularly The Maine Woods and Excursions, and petitioning publishers to print revised editions of A Week and Walden. He died on May 6, at age Civil Disobedience and Other Essays. Henry David Thoreau.
Walden: Or, Life in the Woods : Henry David Thoreau :
Philosopher, naturalist, poet and rugged individualist, Henry David Thoreau — has inspired generations of readers to think for themselves, to follow the dictates of their own conscience and to make an art of their lives. This representative sampling of his thought includes five of his most frequently cited and read essays: "Civil Disobedience," his most powerful and influential political essay, exalts the law of conscience over civil law.
The latter essay is recognized as one of the pioneer documents in the conservation and national park movement in America. Slavery in Massachusetts The Good Immigrant. Nikesh Shukla. Your review has been submitted successfully.
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