When: Tuesday, November 9th at 6PM
Where: On Zoom. Click here to register.
Join us in partnership with American Ancestor/NEHGS and the The Trustees of Reservations for an online conversation with Robert A. Gross, author of The Transcendentalists and Their World, a book that offers a fresh view on nineteenth century Concord and its community of thinkers whose outsize impact on philosophy and literature spread from New England to the corners of the earth. Lucinda (Cindy) Brockway, Program Director of Cultural Resources for The Trustees of the Reservations, will moderate this discussion.
About the book
From the 1820s through the 1840s Concord, Massachusetts was home to celebrated authors, poets, and philosophers including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Louisa May and Bronson Alcott. These Transcendentalists and their neighbors lived through a transformative epoch of American life. Hear from Bancroft-winning historian Robert A. Gross about his latest work, The Transcendentalists and Their World, an intimate journey into the life of a community and a searching cultural study of major American writers who pursued spiritual truths.