Letters and Politics

The Life & Works of Henry David Thoreau

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This year marks the 200th birthday of American writer and conservationist Henry David Thoreau.  Mitch Jeserich speaks to Laura Dassow Walls, author of Henry David Thoreau: A Life, about Thoreau’s work on Civil Disobedience and his seemingly contradicting support of John Brown’s violent raid on Harper’s Ferry, and witnessing the oncoming Industrial Age.

 

Guest: Laura Dassow Walls, Willliam P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science at Notre Dame University and author of Henry David Thoreau: A Life.

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