(2) Thoreau Money, Handbills from c. 1960s
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- $50 USD
- $70 USD to kaprofit
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- 13 - Bid History
(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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