A collection of 18 of Emerson's writings (essays, letters, speeches, etc.) which together form a comprehensive study of Emerson's commitment to social reform. Edited by Len Gougeon and Joel Myerson. Contents: Letter to Martin Van Buren, "An Address ... on ... the Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies," Anniversary of West Indian Emancipation, Letter to William Rotch, Antislavery Speech at Dedham, Letter to the Kidnapping Committee, Antislavery Remarks at Worcester, Letter to Mary Merrick Brooks, "Address to the Citizens of Concord" on the Fugitive Slave Law, The Fugitive Slave Law, Lecture on Slavery, Assualt on Charles Sumner, Kansas Relief Meeting, Speech at a Meeting to Aid John Brown's Family, John Brown, Attempted Speech, "The President's Proclamation," and "Fortune of the Repubic."Yale University Press, 1995. 232 pp. Paperback.