The Resource Emerson's antislavery writings, Ralph Waldo Emerson ; edited by Len Gougeon and Joel Myerson

Emerson's antislavery writings, Ralph Waldo Emerson ; edited by Len Gougeon and Joel Myerson

Label
Emerson's antislavery writings
Title
Emerson's antislavery writings
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Waldo Emerson ; edited by Len Gougeon and Joel Myerson
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Len Gougeon and Joel Myerson introduce the collection with a substantial historical overview that puts Emerson's contribution to the abolition movement in its social and political context, shows existing historical treatments of Emerson and the transcendentalists, and provides a wealth of references to secondary reading on these subjects. The book then presents fourteen speeches and four letters by Emerson. Four of his speeches have been recovered from contemporary newspaper accounts and have never been collected in any edition of Emerson's writings. Nine were published posthumously in corrupted form in either the 1884 or the 1904 edition of Miscellanies, and five of these nine are edited from manuscript here. Emerson's 1855 "Lecture on Slavery," one of his most comprehensive and philosophical statements on the subject, is now published for the first time. The letters include Emerson's famous correspondence with President Van Buren about the Cherokees
  • Although Ralph Waldo Emerson is commonly recognized as one of the most radical thinkers and important reformers of his age, little has been said regarding his thoughts on the most critical reform of his period - the abolition movement. This book presents, for the first time, a comprehensive and authoritative collection of Emerson's writings against slavery and the subjugation of American Indians, writings that reveal Emerson's deep commitment to this reform movement
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
973/.0496
Index
index present
LC call number
E449
LC item number
.E55 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Emerson's antislavery writings, Ralph Waldo Emerson ; edited by Len Gougeon and Joel Myerson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-225) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Letter to Martin Van Buren -- "An Address ... on ... the Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies" -- Anniversary of West Indian Emancipation -- Letter to William Rotch -- Antislavery Speech at Dedham -- Letter to the Kidnapping Committee -- Antislavery Remarks at Worcester -- Letter to Mary Merrick Brooks -- "Address to the Citizens of Concord" on the Fugitive Slave Law -- The Fugitive Slave Law -- Lecture on Slavery -- Assault on Charles Summer -- Kansas Relief Meeting -- Speech at a Meeting to Aid John Brown's Family -- John Brown -- Attempted Speech -- "The President's Proclamation" -- "Fortune of the Republic."
Control code
ocn956712120
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lvi, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300159257
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1dssbbn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b3516427x
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956712120
  • jstor0300159250

Library Locations

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