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Thursday, 29 December

382. Transcendentalism and Manifest Destiny

8:30–9:45 a.m., Eisenhower, Marriott

Program arranged by the Thoreau Society

Presiding: Laura Dassow Walls, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia

1. “Facing East from California’s Shores,” Kristen L. Fresonke, Adelphi Univ.

2. “In the Proleptic Mode: The Transcendentalists, Manifest Destiny, and the ‘Code of the Nation,’” Robert J. Scholnick, Coll. of William and Mary

3. “Encountering Hybridity: Margaret Fuller and America in Transition in 1843,” Cheryl J. Fish, Borough of Manhattan Community Coll., City Univ. of New York

4. “Fremont, the West, and Thoreau’s Transcendental Geography,” Anne Baker, North Carolina State Univ.

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