Everyman: Perfecting Mankind


Ralph Waldo Emerson

A young minister who resigned his pulpit in 1832, was its most important spokesman and writer. His writings Nature, Self-Reliance and The Over-Soul form the basis of the Transcendentalist thought.


Horace Mann

He was for free public education between 1820 and 1840. Mann belonged to the Christian Connection, a descendant of the New England Christians. A number of different reform efforts directed their attention to the "peculiar institution," American slavery. http://www.christianchronicler.com/history1/benevolent_empire.html

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