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date: 18 May 2022

Emerson, Ralph Waldo 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
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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