What happens when a famous literary and historical figure directly defies the US government? In this classic play, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee tell the dramatic and compelling story of essayist and poet Henry David Thoreau who did just that. Using actual events of the late 1800s, Lawrence and Lee eloquently present a story bound in both history and civil disobedience.
Thoreau learned early in life that sometimes challenging authority is a necessary evil if it means sticking to your convictions. When the US government joined the Mexican War, Thoreau chose to show his disdain and protest the war by refusing to pay his taxes. The act ultimately resulted in Thoreau’s imprisonment. From his action, imprisonment and subsequent writings comes a dramatic presentation that gives readers a glimpse into the vast tapestry that makes up American history.
With its focus on US history and government, this title is recommended for readers 14 years and older, or with a high school to college reading level.
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Author: Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
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