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Civil Disobedience: A Wadsworth Casebook in Argument, 1st Edition

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  • Sharon K. Walsh Loyola University Chicago
  • Evelyn D. Asch Northwestern University
  • ISBN-10: 1413006655  |  ISBN-13: 9781413006650
  • 352 Pages
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.25



CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, the second volume in The Wadsworth Casebooks in Argument series, covers the forms of argumentation, including how to write source-based argumentative papers, and offers a wide variety of readings based on the theme.

Table of Contents

1. Analyzing Arguments.
2. Avoiding Fallacies.
3. Writing the Source-Based Argumentative Paper.
4. Origins.
Hebrew Bible, "The Midwives Disobey Pharaoh." "Daniel Disobeys Darius." Christian Bible, "What Shall We Do?" "Is It Lawful to Pay Taxes to Caesar?" Sophocles, Antigone. Plato, "Socrates the Gadfly." "The Sentence of the State."
5. Classics.
Henry David Thoreau, "Civil Disobedience." Leo Tolstoy, "Nonviolence as a Life Principle." "A Letter from Tolstoy to Gandhi." Mohandas K. Gandhi, "On Satyagraha, Nonviolence, and Civil Disobedience." Mohandas K. Gandhi and Judah L. Magnes, "How Should the German Jews Respond to Nazi Persecution?"
and Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail," April 16, 1963.
6. Abolitionist Movement.
Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence. William Lloyd Garrison, "Declaration of the National Anti-Slavery Convention." Frederick Douglass; "The Evolution of an Abolitionist:" "The Anti-Slavery Movement, the Slave's Only Earthly Hope." "Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand." "Stationmaster and Conductor on the Underground Railroad." William Still, "The Underground Railroad." John P. Parker, "True to my Word."
7. Civil Rights Movement.
Bayard Rustin, "Nonviolence vs. Jim Crow." John Lewis, "A Young Man Joins the Civil Rights Movement." Merrill Proudfoot, "Diary of a Sit-In." Diane Nash, "The Philosophy of the 'Beloved Community'." Recording and Interpreting: Images of the Civil Rights Movement.
8. Peace Movements.
John Woolman, "On Paying Taxes." Maurice McCrackin, "Pilgrimage of a Conscience." Dorothy Day, "On Pilgrimage." "Declaration of Conscience Against the War in Vietnam." James Taylor Rowland, "Against the System." "The Faces of Protest." Kathy Kelly, "Civil Disobedience in My Life."
Appendix A: Research Topics and Selected Civil Disobedience Bibliography.
Appendix B: Using Sources in an Argumentative Essay. Research Resources. Integrating Sources into Your Writing. Documenting Sources: MLA and APA Styles. Sample Student Paper in MLA Style.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sharon K. Walsh

Sharon K. Walsh has her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago, specializing in rhetrorical criticism. She began her teaching career at the secondary level and has taught at several colleges, including 23 years at Loyola University Chicago.

Evelyn D. Asch

Evelyn D. Asch attended the University of Chicago, where she received a B.A. and M.A., and her Ph.D. from the Committee on the History of Culture. She has taught across the curriculum in the humanities and social sciences at Shimer College, DePaul University, and Loyola University Chicago. She is currently a researcher in the Institute for Public Policy at Northwestern University.