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By R. Todd Felton

ISBN-10: 097667064X

ISBN-13: 9780976670643

ISBN-10: 0982341016

ISBN-13: 9780982341018

The hot England cities and villages that encouraged the most important figures of the Transcendentalism stream are awarded through area during this trip advisor that devotes a bankruptcy to every city or village recognized for its dating to at least one or extra of the Transcendentalists. Cambridge, the place Ralph Waldo Emerson introduced his strong speeches is highlighted, as is Walden, the place Henry David Thoreau spent years attuning himself to the rhythms of nature. different chapters retrace the trails of significant writers and poets of the interval in addition to the utopian groups of the time. This beneficial touring better half deals road maps, old illustrations, and narratives that create a brilliant experience of latest England within the nineteenth century.

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37 Chapter 3 Cambridge Training Ground This 1840 etching depicts a procession of alumni at Harvard. C ambridge’s connection to Transcendentalism is a complex one. Home to Harvard College, where most of the major figures of the movement received their education, Cambridge was integral to the movement in many ways. Two of the defining events of Transcendentalism, Emerson’s “American Scholar” speech and his address to the Divinity School, took place at Harvard. And, not least of all, Harvard’s embrace of Unitarianism and liberal Christianity in the early nineteenth century made possible many of the philosophical leaps by the Transcendentalist theologians.

When she is going to have a child, she gives up her body to God, and he works upon it, in a mysterious way, and with her aid, brings forth the Child’s Spirit in a little Body of its own, and when it has come, she is blissful. But I have known some mothers who are so timid that they are not willing to bear the pain; they fight against God, and suffer much more. 30 While this may not offend our modern sensibilities, any discussion of the birthing process, no matter how vague or sober, was scandalous for Victorian Boston.

Park Street Church today. Others took an even more active role against slavery. Franklin Sanborn, Concord’s Transcendentalist schoolmaster, was instrumental in bringing John Brown to Concord and introducing him to the liberal thinkers there. Theodore Parker hid a fugitive in his house, agitated on behalf of escaped slave Anthony Burns, and raised money to buy weapons for John Brown. The antislavery Boston Vigilance Committee (which included Alcott, Parker, Channing, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson) tried to ensure the safety of Burns and other escaped slaves, such as Thomas Sims.

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