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The Oxford Companion to United States History
Mary Kupiec CaytonMary Kupiec Cayton

“What is popularly called Transcendentalism among us, is Idealism,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in his 1842 essay of the same name. Others have since variously seen the movement as a group of intellectuals sharing a commitment to liberal thought; a largely indigenous school of American ... ...

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