What is transcendentalism?
- an idealistic philosophical and social movement that developed in New England around 1836 in reaction to rationalism
- Influenced by romanticism, Platonism, and Kantian philosophy, it taught that divinity pervades all nature and humanity, and its members held progressive views on feminism and communal living
The Utopian Movement
This was to find an alternative lifestyle.
What the farm might have looked like
Brook farm was lots of open land where people who wanted to live differently could live
Where the people stayed
the houses they built were big so many people could live there
Brooks Farm land
the land was wide open
he wrote the american spelling book and other small writings. also wrote the dictionary
he wrote short fiction (fanshawe and the scarlet letter)
Edgar Allan poe
he wrote short stories and poems. he was a critic and editor.