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Author Newman, Lance.

Title Our Common Dwelling
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (274 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 The Commitments of Ecocriticism; Chapter 2 The Nature of Cultural History; Chapter 3 Class Struggle in New England; Chapter 4 Transcendentalism as a Social Movement; Chapter 5 Nathaniel Hawthorne, Democracy, and the Mob; Chapter 6 Margaret Fuller, Rock River, and the Condition of America; Chapter 7 William Wordsworth in New England and the Discipline of Nature; Chapter 8 William Wordsworth, Henry David Thoreau, and the Poetry of Nature; Chapter 9 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Orestes Brownson, and Transcendentalism
Chapter 10 Transcendentalist Reformers, Scholars, and NatureChapter 11 Brook Farm and Association; Chapter 12 Capitalism and the Moral Geography of Walden; Chapter 13 Walden, Association, and Organic Idealism; Chapter 14 Nature, Politics, and Thoreau's Materialism; Chapter 15 Wild Fruits, Capitalism, and Community; Chapter 16 Ecocriticism and the Uses of Nature Writing; Chapter 17 Marxism, Nature, and the Discipline of History; Notes; Index
Summary "Our Common Dwelling" explores why America's first literary circle turned to nature in the 1830s and '40s, showing that when the Transcendentalists spiritualized the landscape, they were reacting to intense class conflict in the industrializing cities of New England
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Subject Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Political and social views.
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- Appreciation -- New England.
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- Influence.
Literature and society -- New England -- History -- 19th century.
Nature in literature.
Politics and literature -- New England -- History -- 19th century.
Social classes in literature.
Social classes -- New England -- History -- 19th century.
Transcendentalism (New England)
New England -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1281367273
1403973539 (electronic bk.)
9781403973535 (electronic bk.)