Explore the beliefs of the Transcendentalists, who herald the importance of a direct relationship with God and with nature, and the social and political reasons for the rise of the movement. You'll also gain insight into the two central figures of American Transcendentalists: Ralph Waldo Emerson, author of Nature, the essay "Experience," and the famous "Divinity School Address"; and Henry David Thoreau, author of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Civil Disobedience, and of course, Walden.
About the Author Leslie Perrin Wilson earned her B.A. in Latin from Wellesley College, her M.S. from the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and her M.A. in English from Simmons College. She has made her career in special collections and archives and has been Curator of Special Collections of the Concord (Massachusetts) Free Public Library since 1996.