Writings of Emerson and Thoreau
Guests discussed the history of the Early Republic, the transcendental movement, and American intellectual history through the writings of… read more
Guests discussed the history of the Early Republic, the transcendental movement, and American intellectual history through the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Emerson pioneered the transcendental movement with his essay Nature. Thoreau wrote Walden and several other works.
The program was telecast from Walden Pond and featured area sites such as the Emerson house, the Concord Museum, and the original site of Thoreau’s cabin. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Scully, Steven Producer C-SPAN
- Smith, Richard Program Coordinator Thoreau Society
- Thoreau, David "Henry" Henry Author
In a discussion titled, “Is Thoreau Alive and Well in Concord Today?,” teachers, students, Walden Pond Park…
Emerson and Thoreau Collections
Ms. Wilson described the collections of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau materials held by the…
Ralph Waldo Emerson Biography
Mr. Stollar discussed the life and legacy of Ralph Waldo Emerson, including background, family, character,…
Emerson and Thoreau Manuscripts
The curator talked about the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau and showed manuscripts of some of…