Presentation on theme: "Cassidy Alex Lexie Cody. Transcendentalism is the 19 th -century idealistic philosophical and social movement that were developed as a protest against."— Presentation transcript:
Transcendentalism is the 19 th -century idealistic philosophical and social movement that were developed as a protest against the general state of culture and society. It also protested the intellectualism at Harvard University in Massachusetts.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Emily Dickinson Henry David Thoreau Margaret Fuller
Emerson moved to Concord in 1834 and in 1836, he published Nature. Nature established the main views of Transcendentalists. In Cambridge Mass., the Transcendental Club was founded. They frequently published in their journal called The Dial. Many Transcendentalists took part in social reforms such as the anti-slavery and women’s rights movements.
Romanticism emphasizes the importance of emotions and individual freedom, over knowledge. You should follow your feelings. Transcendentalism says you should draw inspiration from something external (beyond reason and tradition), like your relationship with nature/god.
Both Romanticism and Transcendentalism believe that nature is a deeply spiritual force.
The American Transcendentalists: Concord Mass.; http://www.njvid.net/showvideo.php?pid=njcore:1726 4 http://www.njvid.net/showvideo.php?pid=njcore:1726 4 Transcendentalism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendentalism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendentalism The American Renaissance and Transcendentalism; http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ihas/icon/transcend.html http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ihas/icon/transcend.html