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common portrait of Amos Bronson Alcott [1799-1888]     common portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82]     portrait of Sarah Margaret Fuller [1810-50]
common portrait of Nathaniel Hawthornec [1804-64]     common portrait of Henry David Thoreau [1817-62]     portrait of Walt Whitman with beard [1819-92]
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Transcendentalism was the New England movement of the 1830s and 1840s that brought together
Romanticism in literature and social reform in politics. Its partisans argued for the rights of women,
the abolition of slavery, and, in some cases, the socialization of labor and equal distribution of profits.
They were America’s first avant-garde.

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Amos Bronson Alcott [1799-1888]
Bronson Alcott entry at Wikipedia

his wife Abigail May 'Marmee' LaPlante Alcott [1800-1877]
Abigail May Alcott entry at Wikipedia

"Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother" [11/2012] by Eve LaPlante
http://www.amazon.com/Marmee-Louisa-ebook/dp/B007EDYNFE/
http://www.amazon.com/Marmee-Louisa-Untold-Alcott-Mother/dp/1451620667/
"My Heart is Boundless: Writings of Abigail May Alcott, Louisa's Mother" [11/2012] by Eve LaPlante
http://www.amazon.com/My-Heart-Boundless-Writings-Abigail/dp/1476702802/

daughter novelist Louisa May Alcott [1832-1888]
"Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father" [2008] by John Matteson


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Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82] Page

Ralph Waldo Emerson entry at Wikipedia
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website


Margaret Fuller [Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli, 1810-50]
Margaret Fuller entry at Wikipedia

Hawthorne's Fuller Mystery book by Thomas R. Mitchell  "Hawthorne's Fuller Mystery" [1998] by Thomas R. Mitchell
At the time of her death, Margaret Fuller [1810-50] was considered an important figure in the Transcendentalist movement, especially in the realm of feminism. Julian Hawthorne performed rather a 'hatchet job' on Margaret in several books about his father (so as to whitewash Nath-aniel). This book examines the record within Nathaniel Hawthorne's writings, and restores Margaret as a major influence on Hawthorne and on the Transcendental circle in Massachussets.
Univ MA Press 8¾x6 pb [12/2010] for $27.01
Univ MA Press 9½x6½ hardcover [12/98] for $45.00
Margaret Fuller biography by John Matteson  "The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography" [2012]
by John Matteson
(winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [1/2012] for $16.99
W.W. Norton & Co. 8¼x5½ pb [1/2013] for $15.11
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6½ hardcover [1/2012] for $19.44

http://www.amazon.com/Miss-Fuller-Novel-April-Bernard/dp/1586421956/
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Margaret-Fuller-American-Writers/dp/0813517788/
http://www.amazon.com/Margaret-Fuller-American-Romantic-Private/dp/0195092678/
http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Margaret-Fuller-Viking-Library/dp/0140176659/


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Nathaniel Hawthorne [1804-64] Page

Nathaniel Hawthorne entry at Wikipedia


George Ripley [1802-80]
ordained Unitarian minister [1826-40]; founder of Brook Farm [1841-47]; newspaper critic [1849-1880?]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Ripley_(transcendentalist)
http://www25.uua.org/uuhs/duub/articles/georgeripley.html
biography of George Ripley [1882] by Octavius Brooks Frothingham


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Henry David Thoreau [1817-62] Page

Henry David Thoreau entry at Wikipedia
Henry David Thoreau Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website
The Thoreau Society, Inc. [est. 1941] based in Concord, Massachusetts


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Walt Whitman [1819-92] Page

Walt Whitman entry at Wikipedia
Walt Whitman Birthplace Assn. [est. 1949]
Whitman Archive [est. 1995]


Other Members

Louisa May Alcott, Orestes Brownson, Thomas Carlyle, Wm. Ellery Channing, Wm. Henry Channing,
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Christopher Pearse Cranch, Caroline Wells Healey Dall, Charles Dickens,
John Sullivan Dwight, Lidian Emerson, Mary Moody Emerson, Charlotte Forten, Octavius Brooks Frothingham,
Frederic Henry Hedge, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry James, Charles Lane, Andrews Norton,
Theodore Parker, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Henry Ware Jr.

http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Moody-Emerson-Origins-Transcendentalism/dp/019515200X/


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American Renaissance book by Francis Otto Matthiessen  "American Renaissance: Art and Expression In The Age of Emerson and Whitman" [1941 classic] by Francis Otto Matthiessen
Kindle Edition from A.C.L.S. Humanities [8/2011] for $9.99
Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [1968 edition] for $27.47
Kessinger Publng 9x6 pb [9/2010] for $37.09
Kessinger Publng 9x6 hardcover [9/2010] for $47.17
American Transcendentalists anthology edited by Prof. Perry Miller  "The American Transcendentalists: Their Prose & Poetry" anthology [1950]
Edited by Perry Miller

includes short works by Amos Bronson Alcott (2), Francis Bowen, Orestes A. Brownson (2), William Ellery Channing (2), James Freeman Clarke (2), Christopher Pearse Cranch, John Sullivan Dwight, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edward Everett, Margaret Fuller (3), William Henry Furness, Frederic Henry Hedge (2), James Marsh, Theodore Parker, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (3), George Ripley (7), Henry D. Thoreau, Jones Very, and James Walker
Harvard Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [1950] for $33.50
Johns Hopkins Univ Press mass pb [8/81] out of print/used
Doubleday/Anchor Books mass pb [1957] out of print/many used
Doubleday/Anchor Books mass pb [1957] out of print/many used
Harvard Univ Press hardcover [1967] out of print/used
Transcendentalists Research & Criticism book by Joel Myerson  
"The Transcendentalists: A Review of Research and Criticism" [1984]
by Joel Myerson

Modern Language Assn. 9x6 pb [5/84] for $25.00
Modern Language Assn. 9x6 hardcover [5/84] out of print/used
The American Renaissance Reconsidered book edited by Walter Benn Michaels & Donald E. Pease  "The American Renaissance Reconsidered: Selected Papers From The English Institute" [1984] Edited by Walter Benn Michaels & Donald E. Pease
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 8x6 pb [9/89] for $23.95
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9¾x8 hardcover [12/84] out of print/used
Beneath the American Renaissance book by David S. Reynolds  "Beneath The American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination In The Age of Emerson and Melville" [1988] by David S. Reynolds
The seven great writers of the American Renaissance – Dickinson, Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Thoreau, Whitman – are examined together in their cultural contexts.
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [8/2012] for $23.99
Harvard Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [10/89] out of print/many used
Alfred A. Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [3/88] out of print/many used
New England Transcendentalists book edited by Ellen Hansen  "The New England Transcendentalists: Life of The Mind and of The Spirit"
[1993] Edited by Ellen Hansen

History Compass 7½x5¼ 2nd edition pb [12/2006] for $7.95
Selected Writings of the American Transcendentalists book edited by George Hochfield  "Selected Writings of The American Transcendentalists" [orig 1966, rev 2004]
Edited & with an Introduction by George Hochfield

Included are sermons, diary entries, and essays on labor, religion, education, literature, meta-physics, and philosophy from writers that include George Ripley, Margaret Fuller, Orestes Brownson, Theodore Parker & Bronson Alcott
Yale Univ Press 2nd edition 8x5 pb [8/2004] for $24.00
Signet Classics mass pb [1966] out of print/used
Transcendentalism Reader book edited by Joel Myerson  "Transcendentalism: A Reader" [2000]
Edited by Joel Myerson

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [12/2000] 750 pages for $40.00
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [12/2000] for $50.00
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [12/2000] for $99.00
The Second Great Awakening and the Transcendentalists book by Barry Hankins   "The Second Great Awakening and The Transcendentalists" [2004]
by Barry Hankins

Greenwood Press 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2004] for $49.95
Essential Transcendentalists anthology edited by Richard G. Geldard  "The Essential Transcendentalists" [2005 anthology]
Edited & Introduction by Richard G. Geldard

includes pieces by Amos Bronson Alcott (3), Emily Dickinson, Annie Dillard, Loren Eiseley, Ralph Waldo Emerson (3), Margaret Fuller (3), Frederic Henry Hedge, James Marsh, Sampson Reed, Wallace Stevens, Henry David Thoreau (2), and Walt Whitman
Kindle Edition from Tarcher/Penguin [2005 edition] for $5.99
Tarcher/Penguin 8¼x6½ pb [10/2005] for $15.95

American Transcendentalists Essential Writings book edited by Lawrence Buell  "The American Transcendentalists: Essential Writings" [2006]
Edited & with Introduction by Lawrence Buell

Modern Library 8x5¼ pb [1/2006] for $13.71
includes Introduction, 45 poems, Emerson's "Nature", and essays by Amos Bronson Alcott (3), Louisa May Alcott, Orestes Brownson (2), Thomas Carlyle, Wm. Ellery Channing, Wm. Henry Channing, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Christopher Pearse Cranch, Caroline Wells Healey Dall, Charles Dickens, John Sullivan Dwight, Lidian Emerson, Mary Moody Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emerson (13), Charlotte Forten, Octavius Brooks Frothingham, Margaret Fuller (6), Nathaniel Hawthorne (2), Frederic Henry Hedge, Thomas Wentworth Higginson (2), Henry James, Charles Lane, Andrews Norton (2), Theodore Parker (4), Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (4), George Ripley (4), Henry David Thoreau (9), Henry Ware Jr., and Walt Whitman

Journey into the Transcendentalists' New England book by R. Todd Felton  "A Journey Into The Transcendentalists' New England" [2006]
by R. Todd Felton

Kindle Edition from Roaring Forties Press [2006 edition] for $7.96
Roaring Forties Press 7½x8 pb [6/2006] for $17.26
Transcendentalists book by Barbara L. Packer  "The Transcendentalists" [2007] by Barbara L. Packer
Univ GA Press 9¼x6¼ pb [4/2007] for $20.66
Univ GA Press 9½x6 library hardcover [4/2007] for $64.95
American Transcendentalism book by Philip F. Gura  "American Transcendentalism: A History" [2007]
by Philip F. Gura

Kindle Edition from Hill & Wang [9/2008] for $9.99
Hill & Wang 8¼x5½ pb [9/2008] for $12.12
Hill & Wang 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2007] out of print/50+ used
Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism book edited by Joel Myerson, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis & Laura Dassow Walls  "The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism" [2010]
Edited by Joel Myerson, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis & Laura Dassow Walls

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [4/2010] 800 pages for $74.28 {sic}
Oxford Univ Press 9¾x7x2½ (3.4 pounds) hardcover [4/2010] for $127.78 {sic}


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Transcendentalism entry at Wikipedia
http://www.transcendentalists.com/
http://transcendentalism.tamu.edu/
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