If Thoreau Were Alive, He’d Be ‘Shouting From The Rafters,’ Biographer Says

Thoreau was born 200 years ago, on July 12, 1817. He died of tuberculosis at age 44.

Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden and Civil Disobedience, was born 200 years ago in 1817. Biographer Kevin Dann says the philosopher’s ideas about individual sovereignty remain relevant today.

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