Jun 1

Remote Version of Concord Trip

An Intellectual Hotbed, Strong Abolitionist Roots

Located 20 miles west of Boston, Concord was a center of intellectual ferment and political activism in the mid-nineteenth century. Louisa May Alcott wrote her highly influential protofeminist novel Little Women. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and others hammered out the elements of Transcendentalism. And, after initial reluctance, Emerson and Thoreau joined with Concord native Mary Merrick Brooks in fighting for the abolition of slavery, going so far as to provide financial support to the firebrand John Brown.

Via Prof Rhodes’ Zoom at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Jun 1

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