Transendentalism By Jodon sargent.

Transcendentalism - An idealistic philosophical and social movement that developed in New England around 1830 in reaction and rationalism.

Historical Content:

  • 1830 - Congress passes the Indian Removal Act
  • 1838 - The Trail Of Tears was started
  • 1847 - Karl Marx writes the Communist Manifesto
  • 1846 - 1848 Mexican American War was started
  • 1860 - Abraham Lincoln is elected president
  • 1860 - South Carolina leaves the united states

Values and beliefs

The transcendentalist are famously known as wanting to rebel against the common style of English literature and create there own style. And to become recognizable among the newly formed United States.

Genre and styles:

  • American Romanticism
  • American Renaissance

Famous transcendentalist authors:

  • Charels Dickens
  • Walt Whitman
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Margret Fuller
One of the most famously known transcendentalist went by Ralph Waldo Emerson. He wrote famous passages such as Self-Reliance, Nature, Essays- First series, and The conduct of life. All of these books had a general theses of individualism

Nature: 1836:

Emerson’s first book, Nature (1836), is perhaps the best expression of his Transcendentalism, the belief that everything in our world—even a drop of dew—is a microcosm of the universe. (


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