On The Duty of Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau
The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass by Fredrick Douglass Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
This series presents texts from across human history by those who are dissatisfied with the way things are. They view their writing life as a protest, an objection, and a vision of a better life. Plato denounces poets, excludes them from the ideal republic, because they are dreamers and of no practical use to society. But these authors remind us of what Aristotle reminds us of, that poets (writers) reveal the world as it should be.