By Dean Grodzins
In American Heretic, Dean Grodzins bargains a compelling account of the extraordinary 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 lady who was once no longer 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 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, through, and for the people.
The manuscript of this booklet used to be provided the Allan Nevins Prize by way of the Society of yank Historians.
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American Heretic: Theodore Parker and Transcendentalism by Dean Grodzins