Civil Disobedience Essay by Master Researcher

Civil Disobedience
A study of the concept of civil disobedience through American history drawing on the views of David Thoreau and Martin Luther King.
# 34830 | 1,150 words | 5 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 30, 2003 in History (U.S. After 1865) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights)

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This paper examines civil disobedience, defines it as a form of non-violent protest in which concerned citizens deliberately violate a law they consider unjust, and provides examples from American history in which activists have used it to demonstrate the injustice of laws or government policies. The author discusses the advocacy of Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King for civil disobedience, and quotes from King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and Thoreau's famous nineteenth century essay on civil disobedience.

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