United States #1327 (1967)

Henry David Thoreau: 200th Birthday

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax register, development critic, surveyor, and historian Henry David Thoreau, born  on July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay “Civil Disobedience” (originally published as “Resistance to Civil Government”), an argument for disobedience … Continue reading Henry David Thoreau: 200th Birthday