The American Transcendentalists

The American Transcendentalists

Concord, Massachusetts

Downloadable Video - 2008
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The ideas and ideals of three American Transcendentalists-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller-- initially given expression through The Dial continue to shape the discourse of literature, philosophy, and religion worldwide. This program, hosted by James H. Bride II and divided into eight chapters, traces the origins and defines the concept of Transcendentalism. It also spotlights key landmarks in and around Concord, where the Transcendental movement began, while profiling Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller in depth through readings, interviews, and dramatizations from significant Transcendentalist texts. Scholarly commentary is provided by Richard Baker, Lawrence Buell, Burnham Carter, Philip McFarland, Joan von Mehren, Joel Myerson, Wesley Mott, Robert Richardson Jr., and David Reynolds. Several dramatic passages are reenacted by Jeffrey Hyatt as Thoreau at Walden Pond
Publisher: Hamilton, NJ : Films on Demand [distributor], 2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (54 min.) : digital, WMV file (300 Kbps), sd., col
Additional Contributors: Bride, James H.
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