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Ralph Waldo Emerson : the making of a democratic intellectual

Author: Peter S Field
Publisher: Lanham, Md. ; Oxford : Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.
Series: American intellectual culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Peter S. Field contends that Ralph Waldo Emerson was America's first democratic intellectual and a democrat in two senses: his writings are imbued with an optimistic, confident ethos; and, more  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter S Field
ISBN: 0847688437 9780847688432
OCLC Number: 61526613
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: xiv, 255 pages.
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 From Emerson to Emerson Chapter 3 "Born to be Educated" Chapter 4 The Problem of Vocation Chapter 5 Unitarianism and Its Discontents Chapter 6 "The Transformation of Genius into Practical Power" Chapter 7 Abolitionism and the Strange Career of Emerson and Race Chapter 8 Assessing Emerson as Democratic Intellectual Chapter 9 Bibliography
Series Title: American intellectual culture.
Responsibility: Peter S. Field.


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