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A two-part series on Concord’s “two revolutions:” the beginning of the War of Independence at Concord’s North Bridge on April 19, 1775 and the assertion of American intellectual independence in the Transcendentalists movement of the 1830s and 1840s.
In the year of the nation’s bicentennial, Robert A. Gross published The Minutemen and Their World, which won the prestigious Bancroft Prize and became a perennial bestseller. Forty years later, Gross returns to Concord to explore the rise of Transcendentalism as an equally crucial moment in the American story, when Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and the Alcotts challenged a world of inherited institutions with a new premium on autonomy and choice. “Gross contextualizes the transcendental thinking of Emerson and Thoreau. Their insights—on nature, on resisting the status quo, on being—endure, and this work by Gross will endure as well," writes Ken Burns.
This class is presented in collaboration with the William Munroe Special Collections at the Concord Free Public Library, which seeks to cultivate the most comprehensive collection of Concord, Massachusetts’s unique history, social and political life, culture, people, and landscape. To provide an understanding and appreciation of Concord’s history and culture through developing, preserving, interpreting, sharing, and promoting our Special Collections. The Special Collections include primary and secondary resource materials, such as manuscripts, books, pamphlets, ephemera, broadsides, maps, photographic holdings, and works of art. In addition, the holdings of the Town of Concord Archives include historical vital records (births, deaths, and marriages), town meeting minutes, select board records, annual reports, and early town records (1639-1876).
Copies of Gross’s books can be purchased at Bookshop.
Class meets Thursday, December 2 and 9.
Online programs:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase
In-person programs:Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is Required for all adults and children ages 12+. Proof of vaccination for children ages 5+ is required for certain programs. Learn more.
Masks must be worn at all times by everyone over the age of 2.