Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Making of a Democratic Intellectual

Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Making of a Democratic Intellectual

by Peter S. Field


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847688432
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/09/2003
Series: American Intellectual Culture Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.66(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Peter S. Field teaches history at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is the author of The Crisis of the Standing Order: Clerical Intellectuals and Cultural Authority in Massachusetts, 1780-1833 and coauthor of The Promise and Paradox of American Freedom. He has previously taught at Columbia University and Vanderbilt University, and in 1998-99 he was a fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University.

Table of 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

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