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The Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar- Leonard Gougeon

Friday, 04 October, 2019

Transcendentalism, Politics and the Civil War

Although often ridiculed by conservative contemporaries as "moonshine," during the Civil War New England Trancendentalism was a major force in shaping the increasingly liberal policies of the Lincoln administration regarding slavery, emancipation and racial equality, culminating in 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation. This lecture will examine how this seemingly abstract philosophy was able to change American democracy forever. 

Leonard Gougeon, Ph.D., Professor of English, The University of Scranton


Alicen Morrison

Phone: 5709416206
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Brennan Hall, Rose Room (509)

320 Madison Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510