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Self-Reliance
Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Self Reliance and Other Essays. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1993. 117 pp. Paperback.

This slim and inexpensive volume contains seven of Emerson's most famous essays: "History," "Self-Reliance," "Friendship," "The Over-Soul," "The Poet," "Experience," and "The Divinity School Address."

Woman in the Nineteenth Century
Woman in the Nineteenth Century, Margaret Fuller
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Fuller, Margaret. Woman in the Nineteenth Century. NY: Dover Publications, 1999. paperback. 132pp.

Meditations of Margaret Fuller
Meditations of Margaret Fuller
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Meditations of Margaret Fuller: The Inner Stream.
By Chris Highland
Presents 60 reflections from a pioneer thinker described as the mother of the women's movement in America, and companion in transcendentalist thinking to Thoreau and Emerson.
Paperback, 5 x 8 inch format, 142 pp.
Creating Waldens, Ronald A Bosco, Joel Myerson, Daisaku Ikeda
Creating Waldens, Ronald A Bosco, Joel Myerson, Daisaku Ikeda
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Creating Waldens: An East-West Conversation on the American Renaissance.
This book consists of provocative discussions among Ronald A Bosco, Joel Myerson and Daisaku Ikeda.  In it they explore the multifaceted, enduring legacy of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman, with a view toward answering the question: How can I incorporate the spiritual and ethical insights of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman into my life today?
Meditations of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Into the Green Future
Meditations of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Into the Green Future, Chris Highland
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Highland, Chris, Editor. Mediations of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Into the Green Future. Wilderness Press, 146pp. Paperback.
Selections from 30 years of Emerson's writings reveal the essence of this great author, poet and philosopher, along with quotations from historical and contemporary thinkers.
Paper back, 5 x 7 inch format, 137 pp.
Stirring the Nation's Heart, Polly Peterson
Stirring the Nation's Heart, Polly Peterson
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Stirring the Nation's Heart: Eighteen Stories of Prophetic Unitarians and Universalists of the Nineteenth Century,
by Polly Peterson.
"This book explores the nineteenth-century roots of our liberal faith through the stories of some of the people who led us in new directions at a pivotal time in American history."
Paper Back, 6 x 9 inch format, 195 pp.
Dangers, of Passion, Daniel Bullen
Dangers, of Passion, Daniel Bullen
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The Dangers of Passion - The Transcendental Friendship of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller
by Daniel Bullen.
Explores the relationship between these two great intellectuals, and the ways in which traditional marriage may or may not be reconciled with the tenets of self reliance and individualism.
Paper back, 5 x 7 inch format, 121 pp.
Published April, 2012.
Spirit Leads, The:  Margaret Fuller In Her Own Words,  Barry Andrews
Spirit Leads, The: Margaret Fuller In Her Own Words, Barry Andrews
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The Spirit Leads: Margaret Fuller In Her Own Words; Barry Andrews, Editor.
Just published (May, 2010) for the bicentennial of Fuller's birth, this book presents selected readings -- both public and private -- from her letters, books and essays, newspaper columns and dispatches, and portions of her journal.  As well as Fuller's own words, this volume includes a chronology, biographical sketch, commentary on Fuller's spiritual and intellectual development, and suggested additional reading.
Barry Andrews is a Unitarian Minister, and a leading authority on the Transcendentalist movement in New England.
Paper Back, 5 x 8 inch format, 114 pp.
American Transcendentalism, Philip F. Gura
American Transcendentalism, Philip F. Gura
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American Transcendentalism - A History, by Philip F. Gura.  This is an excellent comprehensive narrative history of America's first group of public intellectuals, the men and women who defined American literature in the decades before and after the Civil War.
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Paperback, 5 x 8 inch format, 365 pp.
The Peabody Sisters
The Peabody Sisters, Megan Marshall
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Marshall, Megan The Peabody Sisters; Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2005, Paper Back Edition.
 
Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody were in many ways our American Brontes. The story of these remarkable sisters ? and their central role in shaping the thinking of their day ? has never before been fully told. Twenty years in the making, Megan Marshall's monumental biograpy brings the era of creative ferment known as American Romanticism to new life. Elizabeth, the oldest sister, was a mind-on-fire thinker. A powerful influence on the great writers of the era ? Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau among them ? she also published some of their earliest works. It was Elizabeth who prodded these newly minted Transcendentalists away from Emerson's individualism and toward a greater connection to others. Mary was a determined and passionate reformer who finally found her soul mate in the great educator Horace Mann. The frail Sophia was a painter who won the admiration of the preeminent society artists of the day. She married Nathaniel Hawthorne ? but not before Hawthorne threw the delicate dynamics among the sisters into disarray. Marshall focuses on the moment when the Peabody sisters made their indelible mark on history. Her unprecedented research into these lives uncovered thousands of letters never read before as well as other previously unmined original sources. The Peabody Sisters casts new light on a legendary American era. Its publication is destined to become an event in American biography.

This book is highly recommended for students and reading groups interested in American history, American literature, and women's studies. It is a wonderful look into 19th-century life.