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By R. Todd Felton

The recent England cities and villages that encouraged the key figures of the Transcendentalism stream are awarded via sector during this commute 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 brought his robust 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 significant other deals highway maps, old illustrations, and narratives that create a vibrant feel of recent England within the nineteenth century.

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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. It was just those leaps that strained the Transcendentalists’ relationship with 1 Harvard College, however. Professors and administrators at the college felt the Transcendentalists took liberality far enough to be dangerous to their authority, if not the whole fabric of society. They apparently found their views confirmed in Emerson’s “Divinity School Address,” in which he charged that the Unitarianism of the college had grown stultified and devoid of life.

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The school, and when he endeavored to educate a mulatto girl alongside the children of his Boston patrons, the rest of the families abandoned him. The school folded in 1839, devastating Alcott, who was bedridden for a number of months due to the stress of the personal crisis. 32 Unfortunately, the Masonic Temple did not enjoy as enduring an existence as some of its more famous occupants. S. government, which used it as a courthouse until it was demolished to make way for a department store. The Masons now occupy a site just down the road, at 186 Tremont Street.

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