Once again news spread quickly of Thoreau’s protest, and in the middle of the night a veiled woman came to the jail and paid his debt. Much to Thoreau’s chagrin, Staples released him the next morning. Such is the humble origin of Thoreau’s landmark essay, “Civil Disobedience,” his great call to conscientious resistance.
1846; Concord -Thoreau refuses to pay a poll tax -goes to jail for one night; someone pays the tax for him -experience serves as catalyst for writing his essay "Civil Disobedience"
Thoreau essay civil disobedience summary, Homework Academic Service
Henry David Thoreau - Essay On the Duty of Civil Disobedience - TMM
Truth be told, I find much of his work boring and wordy