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After being imprisoned for refusing to pay Concord's poll tax, Thoreau recounted his experience in an 1848 lecture "The Rights and Duties of the Individual in Relation to Government." The speech, hardly noticed in Thoreau's lifetime, was later published as "Civil Disobedience." Today it is widely considered one of the most important essays concerning the incumbent duties of American citizens.

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  • Essays
  • Classics
  • Political Science
  • Specific Topics
  • American Literature
  • 19Th Century
  • Philosophy
  • American

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