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Book Title: Aesthetic Papers|
The author of the book: Elizabeth P. Peabody
Date of issue: November 17th 2005
ISBN 13: 9781596052895
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 25.20 MB
Edition: Cosimo Classics
Read full description of the books Aesthetic Papers:The Editor wishes to assemble, upon the high aesthetic ground..., writers of different schools, -that the antagonistic views of Philosophy, of Individual and of Social Culture... may be brought together. -from "Prospectus" Intended as a periodical of the Transcendentalist movement, Aesthetic Papers published just one issue, in 1849, but what an issue it is. Featuring the first appearance in print of Thoreau's dramatically influential essay "Civil Disobedience," it also offered a selection of essays, criticism, and poetry from familiar names including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Parke Godwin, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and J.J.G. Wilkinson. An important "lost" volume of the vigorous intellectualism of the mid-19th century; this is a treasure for today's readers. American activist ELIZABETH PALMER PEABODY (1804-1894) was a tireless member of Massachusetts' Transcendentalist society, and was a sister-in-law to both author Nathaniel Hawthorne and educational reformer Horace Mann. Her battles encompassed the abolition of slavery, the rights of Native Americans and women, and the improvement of American education. As the founder of kindergarten in the United States and perhaps the first female publisher in America, she exerted a profound influence over the nation's public life and public institutions.
Read information about the authorElizabeth Palmer Peabody was a central and formidable figure in the American Romantic and Transcendental literary movements. Peabody opened and operated a bookstore, Peabody's West Street Bookstore and a printing press at her home in Boston. Peabody's bookstore specialized in foreign language books, Women's History, Transcendental tracts, and popular Sermons.
Peabody hosted feminist pioneer, Margaret Fuller at the her bookshop. Fuller held "conversations" strictly for women covering such topics as History, Literature, Nature, and Women's Rights.
Peabody worked as a teacher's assistant to Amos Bronson Alcott at his experimental Temple School. She championed the writings of and assisted in publishing her contemporaries, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Ellery Channing, and Nathaniel Hawthorne (who married Elizabeth's younger sister, Sophia.) Peabody also served as the business manager for the Transcendentalist publication, The Dial.
Peabody was also an innovative educator who championed early childhood education and argued that creative play was important to a child's well being and development. Peabody is often credited with bring the concept of kindergarten to American public education.
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