Woman Thinking: Feminism and Transcendentalism in Nineteenth-Century America

Woman Thinking: Feminism and Transcendentalism in Nineteenth-Century America

by Tiffany K. Wayne
     
 

Nineteenth-century transcendentalism offered an intellectual alternative to prevailing precepts that tended to marginalize a large number of Americans. It also gave elements of language to activism for those same marginalized. Wayne (women and gender, Stanford U.) examines how transcendentalism informed activists and thinkers such as Ednah Cheney, Caroline Dall,… See more details below

Overview

Nineteenth-century transcendentalism offered an intellectual alternative to prevailing precepts that tended to marginalize a large number of Americans. It also gave elements of language to activism for those same marginalized. Wayne (women and gender, Stanford U.) examines how transcendentalism informed activists and thinkers such as Ednah Cheney, Caroline Dall, Margaret Fuller and Elizabeth Oakes Smith in their struggle for intellectual and legal equity as well as in their search for self-culture and vocation. In the process she finds that these and other women transformed transcendentalism itself in the critical period of American intellectual history following the Civil War. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739123249
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : the transcendental arc1
2"The seeds of thought": the feminist reform vision of Margaret Fuller15
3"Woman's right to think": transcendentalism in the organized women's movement41
4"A woman's life and work" : self-culture, vocation, and the female intellectual79
5The Concord School of Philosophy and the feminization of transcendentalism after the Civil War107
6Epilogue : feminism and American intellectual history129

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