Volume 7 | 1845-1848
These are the journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) in PDF Acrobat Reader format. They derive from the 1904-14 edition of the Journals edited by Emerson's son Edward and form 5000 pages of material. Volume 7 (1845-1848) shifts attention away somewhat from the isolated scholar and shows us a man growing more and more conscious of external issues, particularly slavery. As the crisis of the 1850s and Civil War approaches, Emerson is drawn in to the conflict and begins to articulate the positions he will take in the next decade. This volume also continues his views on Transcendentalism and criticism of institutions.
RWE 207 | PDF e-Book (3.94 mb)
The Digital Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson is an archive provided by The Ralph Waldo Emerson Institute and www.rwe.org for the use and convenience of interested students of the life and works of America’s Founding Thinker, Ralph Waldo Emerson. The source of these digital Journals is the ten-volume Edward Emerson edition, originally published in Boston from 1904 through 1914, and comprising over 5,000 pages of material.