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Reform Movement: Transcendentalism

Transcendentalist Writers

circa 1853:  Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882). American...

Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Henry David Thoreau 1817 to 1862  American author naturalist...
    Henry David Thoreau

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      Transcendentalism is an American literary, political, and philosophical movement of the early nineteenth century, centered around Ralph Waldo Emerson. Other important transcendentalists were Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Amos Bronson Alcott, Frederic Henry Hedge, and Theodore Parker. 


      Goodman, Russell, "Transcendentalism", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2013 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <>.


      Transcendentalism, An American Philosophy

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