Ideal in America

Streaming Video - 2007
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A generation after Americans had freed themselves politically and economically from Britain, it would be up to Ralph Waldo Emerson to carry the Revolution to individual men and women by exhorting them to a freedom of the spirit as well. Through a detailed recounting of Emerson's life, this program traces his vision of the ideal in America from its genesis to its flowering as the principles of Transcendentalism. Readings from Emerson's journals, addresses, and published works-including Nature and "Self-Reliance"-are interwoven throughout. Commentary is provided by Robert Richardson, author of Emerson: The Mind on Fire; Richard Geldard, author of God in Concord; and others.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c2007
Edition: Educator's edition
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (54 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Uniform Title: Ideal in America


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