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By Philip F. Gura

ISBN-10: 1429922885

ISBN-13: 9781429922883

The First finished heritage of Transcendentalism
American Transcendentalism is a finished narrative background of America's first staff of public intellectuals, the boys and ladies who outlined American literature and indelibly marked American reform within the a long time ahead of and following the the US Civil warfare. Philip F. Gura masterfully strains their highbrow family tree to transatlantic non secular and philosophical rules, illustrating how those educated the fierce neighborhood theological debates that, so usually first in Massachusetts and at last all through the United States, gave upward thrust to useful, own, and quixotic makes an attempt to enhance, even excellent the area. The transcendentalists might painfully bifurcate over what will be attained and the way, one part epitomized via Ralph Waldo Emerson and stressing self-reliant individualism, the opposite via Orestes Brownson, George Ripley, and Theodore Parker, emphasizing dedication to the bigger social good.
By the 1850s, the uniquely American challenge of slavery dissolved modifications as transcendentalists grew to become ever extra completely to abolition. in addition to their early inheritance from eu Romanticism, America's transcendentalists deserted their curiosity as a rule humanitarian reform. by means of war's finish, transcendentalism had develop into pointed out completely with Emersonian self-reliance, congruent with the nationwide ethos of political liberalism and industry capitalism.

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