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Woman in the Nineteenth Century
Woman in the Nineteenth Century - Margaret Fuller
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First published in book form in 1845. In this book, Fuller articulates values arising from her passionate belief in justice and equality for all humankind, with a particular focus on women. Although her notion of basic rights certainly includes those of an educational, economic, and legal nature, it is intellectual expansion and changes in the prevailing attitudes towards women that Fuller cherishes far above the superficial manifestations of liberation.
Dover Publications, 1999. Dover Thrift Editions, 2016. paperback. 132 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?
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.
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.
The American Transcendentalists, Essential Writings
The American Transcendentalists, Essential Writings, Lawrence Buell
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Buell, Lawrence, Ed. The American Transcendentalists, Essential Writings. New York: The Modern Library, 2006. 576 pp. Paperback.
 
Edited by the eminent scholar Lawrence Buell, this comprehensive anthology contains the essential writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Margaret Fuller and their fellow visionaries. There are also reflections on the movement by contemporaries like Chrales Dickens, Henry James, Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne. This remarkable volume introduces the radical innovations of a brilliant group of thinkers whose impact on religious thought, social reform, philosophy and literature continues to reverberate in the twenty-first century.
Buell is the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University. He is an award-winning author.
 
"Buell is probably the most distinguished living authority on Emerson's literary circle, the American Transcendentalists."
Daniel W. Howe
Rhodes Professor of American History emeritus, Oxford University
Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul - Barry Andrews
Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul - Barry Andrews
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Explores the concrete, interrelated spiritual practices that were the vital source from which everything else about Transcendentalism - texts,, ideas, and social action - flowed. In approachable and accessible prose, Andrews uncovers a wealth of spiritual practices that are of particular value for today's spiritual seekers and religious liberals.
University of Massachusetts Press, 2017. Paperback, 6 by 9 inch format, 163 pp.
Minerva and the Muse, Joan Von Mehren
Minerva and the Muse, Joan Von Mehren
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Minerva and the Muse: A Life of Margaret Fuller.  By Joan Von Mehren.
Paperback, 6 x 9 inch format, 398 pp.  We have a few copies at this special price.
Eden's Outcasts
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father - John Matteson
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Eden's Outcasts
The Lives of Margaret Fuller - John Matteson
The Lives of Margaret Fuller - John Matteson
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Portrays the many different facets of this leading woman of the transcendentalist movement: as a learned intellectual, foreign correspondent, literary columnist, feminist, advocate of women's rights, revolutionary.
W. W. Norton, 2012. Hardcover, 6 x 9 inch format, 500 pp.
Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau, Malcolm Clemens Young
Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau, Malcolm Clemens Young
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Malcolm Clemens Young, an Episcopal Priest, examines the connections between Thoreau's religious practices and those of his Protestant forbears.  This book outlines the links between Thoreau's religious practices -- in particular, keeping a spiritual journal, studying nature, and walking -- and those of earlier New England Protestants.
Mercer University Press, Hard Cover, 288 pp, 6 x 9 inch format.