Nonfiction Books Civil Disobedience (18)

Civil Disobedience (18)

Civil Disobedience (18)
Item No. GH0082
ISBN-13 978-1-5345-0065-5
Format Library Binding
Subject Nonfiction Social Studies Social Issues Civil Disobedience
# of Pages 144
Size 6" x 9"
Author Schmermund, Elizabeth
Reading Interest 9,10,11,12
Series At Issue: Set 2
Publisher Greenhaven Publishing
Date Published 2018
Dewey Decimal 303.6'1--dc23
Guided Reading Level Z
 
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Civil disobedience, the refusal to obey certain laws, is a method of protest famously articulated by philosopher and writer Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay “Civil Disobedience.” Thoreau believed that protest became a moral obligation when laws collided with conscience. Since then, civil disobedience has been employed as a form of rebellion around the world. But is there a place for civil disobedience in democratic societies? When is civil disobedience justifiable? Is violence ever called for? Furthermore, how effective is civil disobedience?