Transcendentalists - Course Descriptoin

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A small group of thinkers, educators, and writers, many of whom lived in and around Concord, Massachusetts in the years leading up to the American Civil War, addressed the great questions of existence in ways that still shape our thinking today. Students are often shocked when they first encounter the essays and poetry of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman as well as their associates Bronson Alcott and Margaret Fuller. In keeping with transcendentalist traditions, the class converses and writes in their journals on a daily basis.