The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust – The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust 2017 Auction
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Memorabilia

(2) Thoreau Money, Handbills from c. 1960s

Item Number
273
Estimated Value
10 USD
Sold
80 USD to ddoderer
Number of Bids
17  -  Bid History

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Item Description

(2) originial copies of "Thoreau Money".

 

"Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), Transcendentalist author and poet, spent a night in jail in July 1846 for refusing to pay poll taxes because of his opposition to the Mexican-American War and to the practice of slavery.

Given Thoreau’s teachings it was thus appropriate that, more than a century later, the distribution of “Thoreau Money” became a feature of antiwar protests during the 1960s. Produced by the Committee for Non-Violent Action (CNVA) and the War Resisters’ League (WRL), Thoreau Money served as a handbill that explained the theory and practice of war tax resistance."

...from Thoreau Money by Loren Gatch, which appeared in "Paper Money" journal, in the January/February 2014 edition.

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