The Emerson Dilemma: Essays on Emerson and Social Reform

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780820322414: The Emerson Dilemma: Essays on Emerson and Social Reform
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This gathering of eleven original essays with a substantive introduction brings the traditional image of Emerson the Transcendentalist face-to-face with an emerging image of Emerson the reformer. The Emerson Dilemma highlights the conflict between Emerson’s philosophical attraction to solitary contemplation and the demands of activism compelled by the logic of his own writings.

The essays cover Emerson’s reform thought and activism from his early career as a Unitarian minister through his reaction to the Civil War. In addition to Emerson’s antislavery position, the collection covers his complex relationship to the early women’s rights movement and American Indian removal. Individual essays also compare Emerson’s reform ethics with those of his wife, Lidian Jackson Emerson, his aunt Mary Moody, Henry David Thoreau, John Brown, and Margaret Fuller.

The Emerson who emerges from this volume is one whose Transcendentalism is explicitly politicized; thus, we see him consciously mediating between the opposing forces of the world he “thought” and the world in which he lived.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

T. Gregory Garvey is an associate professor of English at the State University of New York at Brockport. He is editor of The Emerson Dilemma and author of Creating the Culture of Reform in Antebellum America (both Georgia).

Review:

A collection of authoritative essays treating a subject that is timely and will spur discussion and lively debate on the nature and extent of Emerson’s reformist impulses.

(Ronald A. Bosco University at Albany, State University of New York)

The traditional image of Emerson is that of a remote intellectual―an individual drawn to the quiet retreat of his study where he is free to meditate and compose undisturbed by the intrusions of the practical world. This edited collection of eleven original essays challenges that notion. Each essay focuses on the relation between Emerson's writings, sermons, and speeches and the social and political activism they engendered. What emerges is the image of Emerson putting his ideas into action.

(Choice)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Syracus University Press
ISBN 10: 0820322415 ISBN 13: 9780820322414
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Syracus University Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0820322415

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 43.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

T. Gregory Garvey
Published by University of Georgia
ISBN 10: 0820322415 ISBN 13: 9780820322414
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2383053

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 46.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by University of Georgia Press, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0820322415 ISBN 13: 9780820322414
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press, United States, 2001. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. This gathering of eleven original essays with a substantive introduction brings the traditional image of Emerson the Transcendentalist face-to-face with an emerging image of Emerson the reformer. The Emerson Dilemma highlights the conflict between Emerson s philosophical attraction to solitary contemplation and the demands of activism compelled by the logic of his own writings. The essays cover Emerson s reform thought and activism from his early career as a Unitarian minister through his reaction to the Civil War. In addition to Emerson s antislavery position, the collection covers his complex relationship to the early women s rights movement and American Indian removal. Individual essays also compare Emerson s reform ethics with those of his wife, Lidian Jackson Emerson, his aunt Mary Moody, Henry David Thoreau, John Brown, and Margaret Fuller. The Emerson who emerges from this volume is one whose Transcendentalism is explicitly politicized; thus, we see him consciously mediating between the opposing forces of the world he thought and the world in which he lived. Seller Inventory # AAC9780820322414

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 50.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Published by University of Georgia Press, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0820322415 ISBN 13: 9780820322414
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press, United States, 2001. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. This gathering of eleven original essays with a substantive introduction brings the traditional image of Emerson the Transcendentalist face-to-face with an emerging image of Emerson the reformer. The Emerson Dilemma highlights the conflict between Emerson s philosophical attraction to solitary contemplation and the demands of activism compelled by the logic of his own writings. The essays cover Emerson s reform thought and activism from his early career as a Unitarian minister through his reaction to the Civil War. In addition to Emerson s antislavery position, the collection covers his complex relationship to the early women s rights movement and American Indian removal. Individual essays also compare Emerson s reform ethics with those of his wife, Lidian Jackson Emerson, his aunt Mary Moody, Henry David Thoreau, John Brown, and Margaret Fuller. The Emerson who emerges from this volume is one whose Transcendentalism is explicitly politicized; thus, we see him consciously mediating between the opposing forces of the world he thought and the world in which he lived. Seller Inventory # AAC9780820322414

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 56.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

T. Gregory Garvey
ISBN 10: 0820322415 ISBN 13: 9780820322414
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover. This gathering of eleven original essays with a substantive introduction brings the traditional image of Emerson the Transcendentalist face-to-face with an emerging image of Emerson the re.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 294 pages. 0.590. Seller Inventory # 9780820322414

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 60.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

ISBN 10: 0820322415 ISBN 13: 9780820322414
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Bookshopee US
(Thane, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover Dec 11, 2000. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # BSNW9780820322414

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 54.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.23
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Published by University of Georgia Press
ISBN 10: 0820322415 ISBN 13: 9780820322414
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 312 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.1in. x 0.9in.This gathering of eleven original essays with a substantive introduction brings the traditional image of Emerson the Transcendentalist face-to-face with an emerging image of Emerson the reformer. The Emerson Dilemma highlights the conflict between Emersons philosophical attraction to solitary contemplation and the demands of activism compelled by the logic of his own writings. The essays cover Emersons reform thought and activism from his early career as a Unitarian minister through his reaction to the Civil War. In addition to Emersons antislavery position, the collection covers his complex relationship to the early womens rights movement and American Indian removal. Individual essays also compare Emersons reform ethics with those of his wife, Lidian Jackson Emerson, his aunt Mary Moody, Henry David Thoreau, John Brown, and Margaret Fuller. The Emerson who emerges from this volume is one whose Transcendentalism is explicitly politicized; thus, we see him consciously mediating between the opposing forces of the world he thought and the world in which he lived. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9780820322414

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 62.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

T. Gregory Garvey (Editor)
Published by University of Georgia Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0820322415 ISBN 13: 9780820322414
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0820322415

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 59.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

T.Gregory Garvey (editor)
Published by The University of Georgia Press 2001-01-31, Athens (2001)
ISBN 10: 0820322415 ISBN 13: 9780820322414
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Georgia Press 2001-01-31, Athens, 2001. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780820322414

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 56.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.31
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Garvey, T. Gregory [Editor]
Published by University of Georgia Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0820322415 ISBN 13: 9780820322414
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9780820322414

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 65.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book