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  • Print publication year: 2013
  • Online publication date: December 2013

Part II - Emerson and Ideas: “The Wide World”

  • Edited by Wesley T. Mott, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • pp 57-144

Further Reading

Buell, Lawrence. Emerson. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.
Cole, Phyllis. Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism: A Family History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
McMullen, Haynes. “Ralph Waldo Emerson and Libraries.”The Library Quarterly 25 (April 1955): 152–62.
Richardson, Robert D., Jr. Emerson: The Mind on Fire. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
Richardson, Robert D.First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2009.
Walls, Laura Dassow. Emerson’s Life in Science: The Culture of Truth. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003.

Further Reading

Ellison, Julie. Emerson’s Romantic Style. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984.
Michael, John. Emerson and Skepticism: The Cipher of the World. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.
Porter, David. Emerson and Literary Change. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1978.
Sealts, Merton M., Jr. Emerson on the Scholar. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1992.

Further Reading

Bennett, Paula Bernat, Karen L. Kilcup, and Philipp Schweighauser, eds. Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Poetry. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2007.
Bercovitch, Sacvan, gen. ed. The Cambridge History of American Literature. Vol. 4: Nineteenth-Century American Poetry 1800–1910. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Poems: A Variorum Edition. CW 9. Ed. Albert J. von Frank and Thomas Wortham, 2011.
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., and Nellie Y. McKay, gen. eds. The Norton Anthology of African American Literature. 2nd edn. New York: Norton, 2003.
Kane, Paul, ed. Poetry of the American Renaissance: A Diverse Anthology from the Romantic Period. New York: George Braziller, 1995.
Larson, Kerry, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Packer, Barbara. “Romanticism.” In Joel Myerson, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, and Laura Dassow Walls, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism, pp. 84–101. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Parker, Robert Dale, ed. Changing Is Not Vanishing: A Collection of American Indian Poetry to 1930. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.

Further Reading

Arsić, Branka. On Leaving: A Reading in Emerson. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010.
Brown, Lee Rust. The Emerson Museum: Practical Romanticism and the Pursuit of the Whole. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.
Greenham, David. Emerson’s Transatlantic Romanticism. London: Palgrave, 2012.
Gura, Philip F. “Nature Writing.” In Joel Myerson, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, and Laura Dassow Walls, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism, pp. 408–25. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Keane, Patrick J.Emerson, Romanticism and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic “Light of All Our Day.”Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2005.
Richardson, Robert D., Jr. “Emerson and Nature.” In Joel Porte and Saundra Morris, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson, pp. 97–105. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Sealts, Merton M., Jr., and Alfred R. Ferguson, eds. Emerson’s Nature: Origin, Growth, Meaning. 2nd edn. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1969.
Van Leer, David. Emerson’s Epistemology: The Argument of the Essays. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Further Reading

Cole, Phyllis. Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism: A Family History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Mott, Wesley T.“The Strains of Eloquence”: Emerson and His Sermons. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1989.
Packer, Barbara L.The Transcendentalists. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007.
Roberson, Susan. Emerson in His Sermons: A Man-Made Self. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1995.
Robinson, David M.Apostle of Culture: Emerson as Preacher and Lecturer. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982.
Robinson, David MEmerson, Natural Religion, and the Antislavery Crisis.” Religion & Literature 41 (Spring 2009): 3–24.
Robinson, David MPoetry, Personality, and the Divinity School Address.” Harvard Theological Review 82 (April 1989): 185–200.
Walls, Laura Dassow. “‘Every truth tends to become a power’: Emerson, Faraday, and the Minding of Matter.” In Barry Tharaud, ed. Emerson for the Twenty-First Century, pp. 301–17. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2010.

Further Reading

Abrams, M. H.The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1953.
Carton, Evan. “American Scholars: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joseph Smith, John Brown, and the Springs of Intellectual Schism.”New England Quarterly 85 (March 2012): 5–37.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Aids to Reflection. Ed. H. N. Coleridge. London: W. Pickering, 1839.
Keane, Patrick J.Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic “Light of All Our Day.”Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2005.
Packer, Barbara L.The Transcendentalists. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007.
Reed, Sampson. Observations on the Growth of the Mind [Boston, MA: Cummings, Hilliard, 1826]. In Joel Myerson, ed. Transcendentalism: A Reader, pp. 26–61. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Richardson, Robert D., Jr. Emerson: The Mind on Fire. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
Walls, Laura Dassow. Emerson’s Life in Science: The Culture of Truth. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003.

Further Reading

Dolan, Neal. Emerson’s Liberalism. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009.
Gougeon, Len. Virtue’s Hero: Emerson, Antislavery, and ReformAthens: University of Georgia Press, 1990.
Hobsbawm, Eric. The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789–1848. London: Abacus, 2002. [Orig. as E. J. Hobsbawm, The Age of Revolution 1789–1848 (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson Ltd., 1962)]
Howe, Daniel Walker. The Unitarian Conscience. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1970; 1988.
Howe, Daniel WalkerWhat Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Further Reading

Dolan, Neal. Emerson’s Liberalism. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009.
Field, Peter. Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Making of a Democratic Intellectual. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.
Gougeon, Len. Virtue’s Hero: Emerson, Antislavery, and Reform. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1990.
Kateb, George. Emerson and Self-Reliance. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.
Levine, Alan M., and Daniel S. Malachuk, eds. A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011.

Further Reading

Burke, Edmund. Reflections on the Revolution in France: A Critical Edition [1790]. Ed. J. C. D. Clark. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001.
Carlyle, Thomas. The French Revolution: A History [1837]. New York: Random House, 2002.
Gougeon, Len. Virtue’s Hero: Emerson, Antislavery, and Reform. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1990.
Koch, Daniel. Ralph Waldo Emerson in Europe: Class, Race and Revolution in the Making of an American Thinker. London: I. B. Tauris, 2012.
Reynolds, Larry. European Revolutions and the American Literary Renaissance. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1988.
Roberts, Timothy M.Distant Revolutions: 1848 and the Challenge to American Exceptionalism. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009.
Ziser, Michael. “World Revolutions.” In Joel Myerson, Sandra Petrulionis, and Laura Dassow Walls, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism, pp. 70–83. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Further Reading

Finseth, Ian. “Evolution, Cosmopolitanism, and Emerson’s Antislavery Politics.”American Literature 77 (December 2005): 729–60.
Neufeldt, Leonard N.The Science of Power: Emerson’s Views on Science and Technology in America.”Journal of the History of Ideas 38 (April–June 1977): 329–44.
Richardson, Joan. A Natural History of Pragmatism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Robinson, David M. “Experience, Instinct, and Emerson’s Philosophical Reorientation.” In Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson, eds. Emerson Bicentennial Essays, pp. 391–404. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2006.
Rossi, William. “Emerson, Nature, and Natural Science.” In Joel Myerson, ed. A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson, pp. 101–50. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Rossi, William. “Evolutionary Theory.” In Joel Myerson, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, and Laura Dassow Walls, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism, pp. 583–96. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Walls, Laura Dassow. Emerson’s Life in Science: The Culture of Truth. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003.
Wilson, Eric. Emerson’s Sublime Science. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.