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date: 18 May 2022

Emerson, Ralph Waldo 

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The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Mary Kupiec CaytonMary Kupiec Cayton

(1803–1882), essayist, poet, lecturer.Ralph Waldo Emerson, born in Boston as the third son of William Emerson and Ruth Haskins Emerson, came from a long line of ministers. His father, minister at Boston's First Church, was a luminary of the Federalist cultural establishment. Emerson's youth, after his father's death in ... ...

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