By Dean Grodzins
In American Heretic, Dean Grodzins bargains a compelling account of the outstanding first part of Parker's profession, whilst this advanced man--charismatic but awkward, courageous but insecure--rose from poverty and obscurity to repute and notoriety as a Transcendentalist prophet. Grodzins unearths hitherto hidden aspects of Parker's existence, together with his love for a girl who used to be no longer his spouse, and offers clean views on Transcendentalism. Grodzins explores Transcendentalism's non secular roots, exhibits the profound non secular 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, by way of, and for the people.
The manuscript of this ebook was once provided 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