Emerson ideal in America /

A generation after Americans had freed themselves politically and economically from Britain, it would be up to Ralph Waldo Emerson to carry the Revolution to individual men and women by exhorting them to a freedom of the spirit as well. Through a detailed recounting of Emerson's life, this program t... Full description

Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other Authors: Films Media Group., Ralph Waldo Emerson Institute.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c2007.
Edition: Educator's edition.
Online Access: Part of the Films on Demand collection.
Table of Contents:
  • Snapshots of Emerson (1:18)
  • Emerson's Childhood, Early Education, and the Influence of Women (3:52)
  • Emerson at Harvard and as a Teacher (1:56)
  • Emerson's Early Success (2:59)
  • A Revolution in Emerson's Life (3:23)
  • Emerson, Romanticism, and Platonism (1:55)
  • Emerson's Travels in Europe (3:43)
  • Emerson Becomes America's "Founding Thinker" (3:43)
  • Emerson and the Lyceum Movement (1:32)
  • Emerson Challenges America's Academics and Clergy (2:57)
  • Intellectuals and Conversation at Emerson's House (1:50)
  • Emerson and the Sacred Books of the East (1:58)
  • Emerson's "Self Reliance" (2:23)
  • Emerson, Transcendentalism, and Idealism (3:51)
  • The Death of Emerson's Son (2:18)
  • Emerson the Poet (1:31)
  • Emerson Condemns Slavery and Oppression (2:38)
  • Emerson, Whitman, and a New American Literature (1:50)
  • Emerson's Final Years (1:51)
  • Emerson's Lasting Relevance (2:51)

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