allegiance to Massachusetts. He surpasses everything we have had in America." 46 The American author John Updike said of the book, "A century and a half after its publication, Walden has become such a totem of the back-to-nature, preservationist, anti-business, civil-disobedience mindset, and Thoreau so vivid a protester. Henry David Thoreau, (born July 12, 1817, Concord, Massachusetts,.S.died May 6, 1862, Concord American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher, renowned for having lived the doctrines. As Thoreau became less of a Transcendentalist, he became more of an activistabove all, a dedicated abolitionist. (Franklin Benjamin) (January 1, 1905). As a biographer of Brown put it, "If, as Alfred Kazin suggests, without John Brown there would have been no Civil War, we would add that without the Concord Transcendentalists, John Brown would have had little cultural impact." 59 Thoreau in his second and final. The figure he cites of a sixth of the population is not erroneous. In fact, the practice of slavery in the United States is the single most hypocritical aspect of the government as far as Thoreau is concerned.
Henry David Thoreau; Bradford Torrey; Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (1863). In a constitutional republic like the United States, people often think that the proper response to an unjust law is to try to use the political process to change the law, but to obey and respect the law until it is changed. Another act, and one he deems more important still, is to avoid colluding with the government by refusing to play an active role.
(Harrison Gray Otis) (January 1, 1884). 113 Additionally, Murray Rothbard, the founder of anarcho-capitalism, has opined that Thoreau was one of the "great intellectual heroes" of his movement. About Thoreau: Thoreau, the Man Archived June 20, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. Despotic authority had crushed the people's sense of ingenuity and enterprise; the Canadian habitants had been reduced, in his view, to a perpetual childlike state. Thoreau, Henry David; Blake, Harrison Gray Otis. Richardson, Robert; Moser, Barry (1986). "RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Ancestors of Mary Ann Gillam and Stephen Old". 122 Nathaniel Hawthorne had mixed feelings about Thoreau.
Martin Luther King,. 44 At Walden Pond, Thoreau completed a first draft of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, an elegy to his brother John, describing their trip to the White Mountains in 1839. From the Writings of Henry David Thoreau: The Digital Collection A Plea for Captain John Brown Archived December 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.