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Emerson's Antislavery Writings

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ISBN-10: 0300094027

ISBN-13: 9780300094022

Edition: 2002

Authors: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Len Gougeon, Joel Myerson

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Emerson's Antislavery Writings presents the first comprehensive and authoritative collection of Emerson's writings against slavery and the subjugation of American Indians.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Known primarily as the leader of the philosophical movement transcendentalism, which stresses the ties of humans to nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and essayist, was born in Boston in 1803. From a long line of religious leaders, Emerson became the minister of the Second Church (Unitarian) in 1829. He left the church in 1832 because of profound differences in interpretation and doubts about church doctrine. He visited England and met with British writers and philosophers. It was during this first excursion abroad that Emerson formulated his ideas for Self-Reliance. He returned to the United States in 1833 and settled in Concord, Massachusetts. He began lecturing in Boston. His…    

Judith Mattson Bean is associate professor of English at Texas Woman's University in Denton and has published numerous articles on Fuller.Joel Myerson, Carolina Distinguished Professor of American Literature at the University of South Carolina, has published the standard primary and secondary bibliographies of Fuller. A past president of the Association for Documentary Editing, the Thoreau Society, and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, he is currently president of the Margaret Fuller Society.

Historical Background
Letter to Martin Van Buren
"An Address ... on ... the Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies"
Anniversary of West Indian Emancipation
Letter to William Rotch
Antislavery Speech at Dedham
Letter to the Kidnapping Committee
Antislavery Remarks at Worcester
Letter to Mary Merrick Brooks
"Address to the Citizens of Concord" on the Fugitive Slave Law
The Fugitive Slave Law
Lecture on Slavery
Assault on Charles Summer
Kansas Relief Meeting
Speech at a Meeting to Aid John Brown's Family
John Brown
Attempted Speech
"The President's Proclamation"
"Fortune of the Republic"
Textual Commentary