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The Transcendentalists

“Trade is also but for a time, and must give way to somewhat broader and better, whose signs are already dawning in the sky” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson in The Young American

The Transcendentalists were a group of American anti materialists from the late 1820s and 1830s, who sought an alternative to the industrial economy amidst nature, in the simple life. Transcendentalism developed as a reaction against 18th century rationalism among a group of mostly New England thinkers and writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

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