By Dean Grodzins
In American Heretic, Dean Grodzins deals a compelling account of the impressive first part of Parker's occupation, whilst this advanced man--charismatic but awkward, courageous but insecure--rose from poverty and obscurity to popularity and notoriety as a Transcendentalist prophet. Grodzins finds hitherto hidden features of Parker's existence, together with his love for a girl who used to be now not his spouse, and offers clean views on Transcendentalism. Grodzins explores Transcendentalism's non secular roots, indicates the profound spiritual and political matters at stake within the "Transcendentalist controversy," and provides new insights into Parker's Transcendentalist colleagues, together with Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Bronson Alcott. He strains, too, the highbrow origins of Parker's epochal definition of democracy as govt of, by way of, and for the people.
The manuscript of this e-book used to be provided the Allan Nevins Prize via the Society of yankee Historians.
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American Heretic: Theodore Parker and Transcendentalism by Dean Grodzins