The Transcendentalists: Their Lives & Writings

Selected texts and links about the lives, writings, and time of the Transcendentalists, including works by and about Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Bronson Alcott and their contemporaries.

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About Henry David Thoreau

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