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  1. 1. Transcendentalism Overview<br />
  2. 2. What is Transcendentalism?<br />Transcendentalism is an American literary, political, and philosophical movement of the early nineteenth century, centered around Ralph Waldo Emerson. <br />
  3. 3. Transcendentalism’s Chief Characteristics<br />praises individual worth over society<br />contempt for attachment to social customs and habits<br />believe in living in harmony with nature<br />great dignity in manual labor<br />relationship with God should be personal<br />revolutionary thoughts and ideas<br />rejection of customs, especially traditional european ones<br />
  4. 4. Ralph Waldo Emerson<br />Henry David Thoreau<br />Amos Bronson Alcott<br />Orestes Brownson<br />William Henry Channing<br />James Freeman Clarke<br />Christopher PearseCranch<br />John Sullivan Dwight<br />Major Transcendentalist Figures<br /><ul><li>Convers Francis
  5. 5. Margaret Fuller
  6. 6. William Henry Furness
  7. 7. Frederick Henry Hedge
  8. 8. Theodore Parker
  9. 9. Elizabeth Peabody
  10. 10. George Ripley
  11. 11. Jones Very</li></li></ul><li>The Movement<br />