Research Project

By :Kiana Imes

Define Transcendentalism

An idealistic philosophical and social movement that developed in New England around 1836 in reaction to rationalism. Influenced by romanticism, Platonism ,and members held progressive views on feminism and communal living. Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau were central figures

What is the biggest idea to come out of the Utopian Movement?

A number of thing were launched in the 1800s as experiments in the alternative social organizations and Christian living according to scriptural interpretations.

Describe the Brook Farm community and insert a picture to depict what it may have looked like.

The philosophical movement know as Transcendentalist was in full swing when Unitarian minister George Ripley founded Brook Farm in the rural Boston suburb of West Roxbury in 1841

Choose three of the following Transcendentalist authors:

Edgar Allen Poe

.He was the "Father of The Detective Story" also in 1826 he went University of Virginia and he didn't receive enough funds from Allan. in his career beginnings in 1827he wrote his first book "Tamerlane and Other Poems" he change the way because people now wanted to believe into the stories he was writing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He was licensed as a minister in 1826 and ordained to the Unitartian church in 1829 in 1841 and 1844 the magazine "The Dial" and he published two volumes of essays some essays including "Self Reliance" "Friendship” and “Experience,".

Nathaniel Hawthorne

He wrote novels he attended Bowdoin College from 1821-1825 and his stories he had was "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" (1832), "Roger Malvin's Burial" (1832), "Young Goodman Brown" (1835), and the collection Twice-Told Tales. He is best known for his novels The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of the Seven Gables (1851).