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Resistance to Civil Government (Civil Disobedience) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in In it. Results 1 – 30 of 43 Desobediencia Civil by Henry David Thoreau and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Aug 31, &IJ (” 9 # 14 &K & 8 9 I ” 4 B & IJ ” ” 4 V 9 15 D (! D (9 28 & ]4 R, X %&8 A & ” ” &! & 29 “! Desobediência Civil – Henry David Thoreau.

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Sobre el deber de la desobediencia civil : Henry David Thoreau :

Emerson, 23 February I read it with the strong feeling that here was something that concerned me directly He addressed his reader within the very sphere of this situation common to both of them in such a way that the reader not only discovered why Ghoreau acted as he did at that time but also that the reader—assuming him of course to be honest and dispassionate— would have to act in just such a way whenever the proper occasion arose, provided he was seriously engaged henrry fulfilling his existence as a human person.

In the case of the United States, the Constitution itself enshrines the institution of slavery, and therefore falls under this condemnation. No other person has been more eloquent and passionate in getting this idea across than Henry David Thoreau.

This misinterpretation is one reason the essay is sometimes considered to be an argument for pacifism or for exclusively nonviolent resistance. He went to gaol for the sake of his principles and suffering humanity.

John Brown Lyceum movement. The question here is not just about one of the numerous individual cases in the struggle between a truth powerless to act and a power that has become the enemy of truth. Cornish Rebellion of Inabout one year into his first satyagraha campaign in South Africahe wrote a translated synopsis of Thoreau’s argument for Indian Opinioncredited Thoreau’s essay with being “the chief cause of the abolition of slavery in America”, and wrote that “Both his example and writings are at present exactly applicable to the Indians in the Transvaal.


This is the latest accepted revisionreviewed on 20 December The slavery crisis inflamed New England in the s and s. There are thousands who are in opinion opposed to slavery and to the war, who yet in effect do nothing to put an end to them. Here, in this courageous New Englander’s refusal to pay his taxes and his choice of jail rather than support a war that would spread slavery’s territory into Mexico, I made my first contact with the theory of nonviolent resistance.

The speech dealt with slavery, but at the same time excoriated American imperialismparticularly the Mexican—American War. Abolitionistsin Thoreau’s opinion, should completely withdraw their support of the government and stop paying taxeseven if this means courting imprisonment.

If the alternative is to keep all just men in prison, or give up war and slavery, the State will not hesitate which to choose. Is it not possible to take a step further towards recognizing and organizing the rights of man? Mahatma Gandhi was impressed by Thoreau’s arguments.

Others who are said to have been influenced by Civil Disobedience include: Wikipedia pending changes protected pages Articles with LibriVox links Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers.

Author Leo Tolstoy cited Civil Disobedience as having a strong impact on his nonviolence methodology. The environment became especially tense after the Fugitive Slave Act of Coates, Robert Eyler Paying taxes is one way in which otherwise well-meaning people collaborate in injustice. The one that is intended in this case is “relating to citizens and their interrelations with one another or with the state”, and so civil disobedience means “disobedience to the state”.

Sometimes people assume that civil in this case means “observing accepted social forms; polite” which would make civil disobedience something like polite, orderly disobedience.

Thoreau tells his audience that they cannot blame this problem solely on pro-slavery Southern politicians, but must put the blame on those in, for instance, Massachusetts”who are more interested in commerce and agriculture than they are in humanity, and are not prepared to do justice to the slave and to Mexico, cost what it may It was the concrete, the personal element, the “here and now” of this work that won me over. Tuchin Revolt Harelle Peasants’ Revolt.


Thoreau points out that the same people who applaud soldiers for refusing to fight an unjust war are not themselves willing to refuse to fund the government that started the war. The teachings of Thoreau came alive in our civil rights movement; indeed, they are more alive than ever before. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi a.

Thoreau was a great writer, philosopher, poet, and withal a most practical man, that is, he taught nothing he was not prepared to practice in himself. Archived from the original on September 22, Gillin, Joshua September 21, As governments go, he felt, the U. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.

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Is a democracy, such as we know it, the last improvement possible in government? Such a fundamental immorality justifies any difficulty or expense to bring it to vesobediencia end. The word civil has several definitions.

Sobre el deber de la desobediencia civil

Fascinated by the idea of refusing to cooperate with an evil system, I was so deeply moved that I reread the work several times. Because government cifil man-made, not an element of nature or an act of GodThoreau hoped that its makers could be reasoned with. In other projects Wikiquote Wikisource.