The Resource America's bachelor uncle : Thoreau and the American polity, Bob Pepperman Taylor

America's bachelor uncle : Thoreau and the American polity, Bob Pepperman Taylor

Label
America's bachelor uncle : Thoreau and the American polity
Title
America's bachelor uncle
Title remainder
Thoreau and the American polity
Statement of responsibility
Bob Pepperman Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Emphatically revisionist, this book reveals a Thoreau most people never knew existed. Contrary to conventional views, Bob Pepperman Taylor argues that Thoreau was one of America's most powerful and least understood political thinkers, a man who promoted community and democratic values while being ever vigilant against the evils of excessive or illegitimate authority
  • Still widely perceived as a remarkable nature writer but simplistic philosopher with no real understanding of human society, Thoreau is resurrected here as a profound social critic with more on his mind than utopian daydreams. Rather than the aloof and private individualist spurned by conservatives and championed by radicals and environmentalists, Taylor portrays Thoreau as a genuinely engaged political theorist concerned with the moral foundations of public life. Like a solicitous "bachelor uncle" (an allusion to his journals), Thoreau persistently prodded his fellow citizens to remember that they were responsible for independently evaluating the behavior of their government and political community
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Bob Pepperman
Dewey number
818/.309
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3057.P64
LC item number
T39 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American political thought
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Politics and literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
Label
America's bachelor uncle : Thoreau and the American polity, Bob Pepperman Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 180 p.
Isbn
9780700608065
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96022629
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u974325-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJR-4155
  • 05876
  • (OCoLC)34722680
Label
America's bachelor uncle : Thoreau and the American polity, Bob Pepperman Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 180 p.
Isbn
9780700608065
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96022629
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u974325-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJR-4155
  • 05876
  • (OCoLC)34722680

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