By Dean Grodzins
In American Heretic, Dean Grodzins deals a compelling account of the impressive first section of Parker's profession, whilst this complicated man--charismatic but awkward, courageous but insecure--rose from poverty and obscurity to popularity and notoriety as a Transcendentalist prophet. Grodzins finds hitherto hidden points of Parker's existence, together with his love for a lady who used to be now not his spouse, and offers clean views on Transcendentalism. Grodzins explores Transcendentalism's spiritual roots, indicates the profound spiritual and political matters at stake within the "Transcendentalist controversy," and gives new insights into Parker's Transcendentalist colleagues, together with Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Bronson Alcott. He lines, too, the highbrow origins of Parker's epochal definition of democracy as executive of, by means of, and for the people.
The manuscript of this ebook was once offered the Allan Nevins Prize by means of the Society of yankee Historians.
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American Heretic: Theodore Parker and Transcendentalism by Dean Grodzins
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