19th Century Transcendentalism

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19th Century Transcendentalism

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Transcendentalism

Lasting Effects

Emerson: The Ideal America(documentary clip)

• Began in 1836-1860 • Form of Idealism• Believed in Oversoul, • Rise to the spiritualeverything is connected realm using meditation• Present life over the afterlife or nature• God a watchmaker • Ideal of American• Romantic Movement Demoacracy• European PhilosophyGENERAL INFORMATION

• The country was still trying to find its own identity without the British rule.• "Manifest Destiny": American's right to expand nation• Individual rights, but slavery, no women's rights, and drove natives from home.HISTORICAL CONTEXT

• Influenced writers:---Robert Louis Stevenson Sinclair Lewis---Poe Hawthorne---Whitman Dickinson.• Influenced artists for 25 years• Revolutionary ideas---Individual over group Civil Disobedience---Anti-war DissentLASTING EFFECTS

• Ralph Waldo Emerson • Henry David Thoreau• Margaret Fuller • William Ellery Channing • Christopher Cranch • Jones Very• Amos Bronson AlcottAUTHORShttp://19thcenturytranscendentalism.weebly.com/authors.html

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Historical Context

Expansion of the United States(video clip)

Authors

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• Thomas Cole•Asher B. Durand•Frederick Church•Albert Bierstadt• Artists of the Hudson River SchoolARTISTS

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