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Memorabilia

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

Item Number
273
Estimated Value
10 USD
Leading Bid
45 USD
Next Minimum Bid
50 USD
Time Left
2d 22h
Online Close
2017-03-29 13:00:00.0
Number of Bids
10  -  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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