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Transcendentalism was the name given to the New England movement of the 1830s and 1840s that brought together Romanticism in literature and social reform in politics. Its partisans argued for the rights of women, the abolition of slavery, and, in some cases, the socialization of labor and equal distribution of profits. They were America’s first avant-garde.
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Paperback, Second Edition, 434 pages
Published August 11th 2004 by Yale University Press (first published 1966)
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Excellent compilation. Had no idea the breadth of the transcendentalist movement. The many passages on the beauty of contemplation and the unity of thought and nature hearken the Metaphysical poets.
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