Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803 to Ruth Haskins and Reverend William Emerson in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was a famous Boston minister who was transitioning from Congregationalism to Unitarianism when Waldo was born (when in college he removed the 'Ralph' from his name). He was the second born of the ei...
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...hievement of Mr. Emerson is that he is a talented essayist, poet, philosopher, and journalist. His essays Nature Divinity School, Address, The American Scholar Address, Essays and Essays: The Second Series were about transcendentalism and going against formalism- which is a strong attachment to an external form also known as God.
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