By Dean Grodzins
In American Heretic, Dean Grodzins deals a compelling account of the impressive first section of Parker's occupation, whilst this advanced man--charismatic but awkward, courageous but insecure--rose from poverty and obscurity to reputation and notoriety as a Transcendentalist prophet. Grodzins unearths hitherto hidden aspects of Parker's existence, together with his love for a girl who was once now not his spouse, and offers clean views on Transcendentalism. Grodzins explores Transcendentalism's spiritual roots, exhibits the profound spiritual and political concerns at stake within the "Transcendentalist controversy," and provides 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 govt of, through, and for the people.
The manuscript of this ebook used to be offered the Allan Nevins Prize by means of the Society of yank Historians.
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American Heretic: Theodore Parker and Transcendentalism by Dean Grodzins