In Search of Liberation: Transcendentalist Literature and the Future of American Work

Cohen, Sarah R.


  • This thesis explores one of the social issues critiqued by the authors and reformers known as the American Transcendentalists: the conditions of work. The central goal of my thesis is to engage with Transcendental texts to reimagine work in today’s late-capitalist society. I argue that the Transcendentalists' reactions pave the way for a new way to understand America's contemporary relationship to ... read more
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