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Saturday, 30 December

727. Transcendentalism in a Time of War

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon L, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Thoreau Society

Presiding: Leslie Eckel, Yale Univ.

1. “‘Only Justice Satisfies All’: Transcendentalism and the Rhetoric of War,” Len Gougeon, Univ. of Scranton

2. “War, Sacrifice, and the Ethics of Opposition in Emerson’s Antislavery Writings,” Martha E. Schoolman, Miami Univ., Oxford

3. “Ambivalent Enlistees: The Transcendentalists’ Response to the Civil War,” Michael Davidson West, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

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