Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist movement

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Professor Ashton Nichols introduces a diverse group of intellectual activists, literary figures, and social reformers whose ideas, often considered radical at the time of the Civil War, would remake American society.
The strength of Transcendentalism came from the intellectual energy of two remarkable individuals: Ralph Waldo Emerson, the most important figure behind Transcendentalism in America, and Henry David Thoreau, his most influential disciple.
Disc 1. Lectures 1-6. Emerson, Thoreau, and transcendentalism ; The roots of American Transcendentalism ; Emerson and the idea of America ; Emerson and Transcendentalism ; Emerson's influence ; Thoreau, an American original
Disc 2. Lectures 7-12. Thoreau at Walden and beyond ; Thoreau's politics ; William Ellery Channing and Unitarianism ; Theodore Parker, social reform in the pulpit ; Amos Bronson Alcott ; Louisa May Alcott
Disc 3. Lectures 13-18. Margaret Fuller and Rights for women ; Transcendental women ; Moncure Conway, Southern Transcendentalist ; Transcendental eccentrics ; Transcendental utopias, living experiments ; Transcendentalism and education
Disc 4. Lectures 19-24. Thoreau, abolition, and John Brown ; Frederick Douglass ; Emily Dickinson ; Walt Whitman ; Transcendentalism's 19th Century legacy ; The legacy in the 20th Century and beyond.

Additional Information
Series Great courses (DVD) Literature & language.
Subjects Emerson, Ralph Waldo, -- 1803-1882.
Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862.
Educational films.
Nonfiction films.
Publisher Chantilly, VA :Teaching Co.,2006
Contributors Nichols, Ashton, 1953- speaker.
Teaching Company, publisher.
Language English
Notes Twenty-four 30 minute lectures delivered by Ashton Nichols.
Course no. 2598.
System Details DVD.
Description 4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 161 pages. ; 22 cm)
ISBN 1598032437
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