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Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice

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A dramatic retelling of the story of the Transcendentalists, revealing them not as isolated authors but as a community of social activists who shaped progressive American values.

Conflagration illuminates the connections between key members of the Transcendentalist circle--including James Freeman Clarke, Elizabeth Peabody, Caroline Healey Dall, Elizabeth Stanton, Thomas
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published January 14th 2020 by Beacon Press
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I just finished two years of researching the American suffragists, and I can say in all that time, I read absolutely nothing about the Transcendentalists. Many of the early suffragists were Quaker, a fact that cropped up continually in my reading. If the Transcendentalists were a true force for social reform, wouldn't I have encountered that fact?

While the blurb for the book says that the author will show that Transcendentalists were not isolated individuals, but acted as a community to effect
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